While promoting his controversial Oscar-nominated antebellum flick “Django Unchained” in London, director Quentin Tarantino became unhinged when pressed by London’s Channel 4 Evening News host Krishnan Guru-Murthy about the link between movie violence and real violence. Tarantino told Guru-Murthy:
“Don’t ask me a question like that – I’m not biting.” When asked why, he says, “Because I refuse your question. I’m not your slave and you’re not my master. You can’t make me dance to your tune. I’m not a monkey.” Saying he was doing the interview as “a commercial for the movie,” Tarantino elaborates, “I don’t want to talk about the implications of violence… The reason I don’t want to talk about it: cause I’ve said everything I have to say about it. If anyone cares what I have to say about it, they can Google me and they can look for 20 years what I have to say.” Source: Deadline Hollywood
Funny he should say “I’m not your slave and you’re not my master.” Isn’t that what “Django Unchained” is all about? One more thing, was Quentin Tarantino equating monkeys with slaves? If so, why hasn’t he been called out on that? I guess the whole slave experience makes a great movie theme, which translates into big bucks for him, doesn’t it?
Separately, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan claims the movie is preparation for the coming race war. Of course, Fox News Nation ran wild with this. Some of the comments are disgusting and just plain racist. Of course, The Drudge Report is also running with this. No surprise there.
Quentin Tarantino meltdown on movie violence vs. real violence:
Louis Farrakhan talking with Boyce Watkins from YourBlackWorld: