Tarantino Comes Unstuck Discussing Movie Violence

Submitted by: Draculya 4 years ago in

"I"m shutting your butt down!" Gets interesting at 4:30.
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Male 58
well i mean. look how exposed to violence tarantino is... and he hasn`t killed anyone.



that we know of...





yet.......
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Female 1,467
So Tarantino has finished his trifecta of 70s inspired flicks; car killer, blaxploitaion, and kung fu murder fest. That`s it he`s done.
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Male 27
Look, Tarantino makes so awesome movies, but he`s kind of a dumbass/jackass when it comes to other things. He movies are all about style, but they don`t really have any of the `deep` content that he thinks he does. Django went from being one of the best stories of any Tarantino movie to devolving into nothing more than a black guy gunning down anybody with white skin. Django is an awesome, entertaining movie, but it has no real substance and contributes nothing to society other than entertainment.
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Male 1,737
If there was no violence in games and movies there wouldn`t be realistic War movies ever, may as well pretend it never happened. Which is what it seems some groups want.
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Male 1,313
Twitchy little fellow, isn`t he.
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Male 459
I think violence in movies and games CAN have a negative influence, but only on people who are emotionally and mentally disturbed to begin with. No filmmaker or game designer can anticipate the actions of a random nutbag, and it`s unfair to try to hold them to account for it. these type of people are going to find inspiration somewhere, it could be a book or music (Ted Bundy was apparently inspired by a Hall and Oates song) or in the case of Son of Sam, the neighbour`s dog. Jesse James, Ned Kelly, Billy the kid, none of those guys had access to violent movies or games.
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Male 143
It baffles me that the media in this country tailor their interviews to suit their agendas, not report news .....most are not journalists any moe......they`ve all become political pundits........The part that they forget is this......the media can report what they want, but we don`t have to tell them anything......the problem lies when the person that owns the mic starts professing their opinion, or suggesting that if the person being interviewed doesn`t answer, they are hiding something, as in this case. This interviewer wouldn`t let it go; that the movie goers are owed his opinion on violence......his opinion has no relevence, and it`s a FRIGGIN MOVIE. Lord help us.
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Female 193
Love him, and I loved the movie.
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Male 182
I really enjoy the `part` where he makes a decision and sticks to it, not giving a damn about the Interviewers weasel words trying to push him toward a topic.
"no obligation to me...", no of course not, but you are asking
@macGuffin
I honestly think he is simply calling things out that dont want to be seen. The chances of him doing that interview WITHOUT having brought out a movie are a lot lower, so you can assume the movie is the reason he is there.
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Male 926
Awesome. I`m 100% behind Tarantino on this. If this idiot journalists wants to raise archaic issues regarding the link between fantasy violence, violence in real life, he deserves what he got.
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Male 4,431
So, let`s see, violent movies play in some portions of the world, not in others. Yet, there`s violence all over. There`s violence in the jungle where there are no movies. There`s violence in desert. There`s violence where no guns are allowed, and violence where there are.

I`m all for appropriately rating movies, and limiting them from being viewed by young children who can`t easily tell the difference between real and not, but, otherwise, give me a break.
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Female 2,602
I love how he`s arrogant enough to think this is an "advert for his movie" instead of a set up interview by a high-brow news programme designed to make him look like a petulant douchebag whilst not mentioning his movie by name even once. Sucker.
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Male 143
@gerry1of1 "How about we just accept responsibility for our actions and stop blaming others."

Exactly.
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Male 2,759
A derivative, third rate director who happens to `sell` his films very well. Tarantino sucks.
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Male 1,243
... and another thing, giving black americans a hero, well that`s patronising for a start, then there`s the old issue of flogging a dead horse with the slavery theme. QT can make entertaining movies, but deep and interesting they are not.
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Male 1,243
He really does come over as a crettin in this interview.
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Female 167
Wow Tarantino looks and acts like he`s on some serious drugs! And not the good kind.
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Male 573
"This is a commercial for my movie"

Sorry Tarantino but C4 News is not going to play softball with you.
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Male 15,832
QT is a second-hand douche.
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Male 14,332
I don`t have a problem with violence in movies/games but perhaps parents should stop using it as a babysitter. That and the whole embrace of being a thug with some groups.
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Male 14,332
@Canoas

Every AD I see I know the product exists beforehand too. Why does Coke advertise then?
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Male 38,480

There has always been fictional violence.
Before movies it was books and plays.
Shakespeare is not only depressing, he`s also violent.
Etc Etc Etc

How about we just accept responsibility for our actions and stop blaming others.
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Male 427
@McGovern1981
are you serious? in one you already know violence exists, you`ve known that since you were a little child. it`s not because of a movie that you`ll think "oh, I have the capability to hit someone? I didn`t know that!"
in the other they`re showing you a product, something you might not be aware of. "oh, they`re making a new type of soda? hmm, that might actually turn out ok, i`ll have to try it sometime"
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Male 2,332
Rather humourous how he started the interview saying: "Oh my movie has started up debate about slavery" and then covers his ass saying "oh it`s fantasy it`s a movie"

I thought the interviewer was a twat at first but as it went on Quentin proved to be the bigger twat.
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Male 143
It baffles me that the media in this country tailor their interviews to suit their agendas, not report news .....most are not journalists any moe......they`ve all become political pundits........The part that they forget is this......the media can report what they want, but we don`t have to tell them anything......the problem lies when the person that owns the mic starts professing their opinion, or suggesting that if the person being interviewed doesn`t answer, they are hiding something, as in this case. This interviewer wouldn`t let it go; that the movie goers are owed his opinion on violence......his opinion has no relevence, and it`s a FRIGGIN MOVIE. Lord help us.
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Male 32
Floodums: I don`t know where in my post you saw me being racist. I was never implying anything, Tarantino was. I was simply pointing out that white people like tarantino have a tendency to take on another race`s struggle, and do something for them to advance their own ego, and finances. He said that there were no black western heroes. I guess he never saw "Posse" I am saying it`s soft bigotry to think that one race doesn`t have something and it is up to the white man (Tarantino) to give it to them. As for Tarantino, he loves to drop the N-bomb. Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, he couldn`t say it enough. It`s his right to, but at what point is it functional for the movie and what point are you saying it just to say it "cause it`s cool"
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Male 83
Ha what a hypocrite. I started a debate about slavery but I refuse to participate in a debate that is going on right now that I am involved in. Way to be a responsible citizen dude. Anything for another trip eh. Coward.
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Female 2,602
Any time you lose your cool in public you also lose your ability to get across any point you may have been trying to make. Tarantino does not come across well in this video.
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Male 4,395
@Musuko42 are you seriously blaming the Beatles for a mentally ill person misinterpreting their lyrics?
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Male 2,850
Charles Manson was inspired to do what he did because of a Beatles album. Seriously, look it up.

So...when are we going to hear complaints that music by The Beatles causes murder? Because it actually HAS.
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Male 38,480

He was there to promote a movie, and the reporter went off topic.
I think we have different ideas of "unstuck".
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Male 4,395
He answered the question, "It`s a movie. It`s fantasy. It`s not real life." I don`t think there is a link between movies and violence. When I was in middle school, a very impressionable age, I used to love to watch slasher movies and get scared. I never seriously thought about killing anyone. In high school I loved the Rambo movies. I never thought about going on a killing spree. What`s next? People blaming books? After reading Stephen King`s Rage (or rather his pseudonym Richard Bachman) I didn`t want to shoot up my school. The focus needs to be on the mentally ill. What causes them to snap? Look at all aspects but look at it from their perspective. What is it in our society that is causing these kids to lose compassion to the point where they are fine killing another human being?
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Male 11,740
He is such a tool. Take a Valium and calm the F down man. Seriously, he`s totally flipping mental. A truly great director can make movies with different themes, genres, etc. He can only make violent movies, yet he doesn`t want to talk about violence? What a douche.
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Male 1,196
I have a theory that if he believes all of his movies are deep and interesting, then most people will believe that too. I find them disgusting and mostly pointless.
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Male 26
You are not going to bait Tarantino. He doesn`t owe an explanation of his views to anybody.

Regarding the first half of the interview, I don`t know what he meant when he said we dealt with the Native American holocaust. I know I haven`t seen many Native Americans lately.

dbss: He isn`t saying people weren`t talking about slavery. He is saying people were/are overlooking just how incredibly bad the slaves were treated. Also, are you saying black people have have no interest in a black western hero, thus they haven`t made one? Why would you think or imply that Tarantino thinks black people were incapable of doing so? He said he wrote the movie because that hadn`t been done. And I certainly don`t see how you can even hint at him asking for thanks from anybody. There is absolutely no bigotry involved in anything he said. There is a lot of it coming from you though.
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Male 3,894
Quentin Tarantino is a smart guy, but he can be a bit of a twat. He has every right to deny an interviewer a question, but he could have done it more tactfully.
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Male 202
Jesus, how much coke is he on?
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Male 14,332
So Quentin dosen`t like being blamed doing what he likes to for the actions of a nut. Hmmm interesting sound familiar?
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Female 1,540
I`ve always had a not so great opinion of Tarantino as a person (he`s a bit full of himself)...but I think this situation was handled a lot better than it could have been. He refused to answer the question and the reporter moved on.

But to call the reporter a twat/moron/etc isn`t really fair...he was doing an interview and was just doing his job...he could of continued to press the issue but he didn`t.

Also...what is really left to be said about slavery in American history? If you don`t know what happened and how things went down back then I would like to know what rock you have been hiding under :/
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Male 5,811
@beardofzeus: That`s unfortunate about the wait, and kudos for waiting to see it and pay in theatres instead of streaming it onto your TV like I did. ;-)
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Male 32
I find the first half of the interview very interesting. I wonder if Tarantino actually believes that he gave black people a western hero, like they couldn`t do that for themselves. It`s like almost paternal to blacks. If Tarantino didn`t make this, then blacks won`t have a hero, and nobody would be talking about slavery. It was up to this noble white man to stand up for the helpless blacks that can`t do anything on their own. It`s like blacks should thank him for everything that he has bestowed unto them. It`s soft bigotry.
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Male 670
@patchgrabber - glad to hear it. We`ve had to wait almost a month longer than US and Canada to see this one, but it`s out next weekend. He hasn`t made a bad movie yet!
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Male 2,552
QT put this moron in his place. He was absolutely correct. His job is to promote his movie, not to talk about his opinion on movie violence.

It`s a Tarantino movie... people EXPECT over-the-top violence. Like he said, we know.
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Male 3,612
ya no-one every talk about slavery
but good for Tarantino to keep it about his movie
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Male 194
Tarantino does not have a responsibility as a film maker to discuss the link between movie violence and real violence. He has only one responsibility and that is to make films. Everything beyond that is up to the viewers.
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Male 815
Interviewer is a huuugggee bottom-feeding scumbag
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Male 500
Lmfao, he`s off his rocker.
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Male 5,811
@beardofzeus: It`s actually pretty good. All of Tarantino`s movies follow similar plots: revenge, elaborate deception that goes horribly wrong, followed by resolution of the revenge. I also haven`t heard the word n*gger so much since Blazing Saddles.
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Male 486
I`m not so sure Quentin has ever been stuck in the first place.
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Male 670
Weird. Literally just been watching this on Channel4 website. The interviewer`s a twat. Can`t wait to see the movie...
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Male 14,832
Link: Tarantino Comes Unstuck Discussing Movie Violence [Rate Link] - `I`m shutting your butt down!` Gets interesting at 4:30.
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