Quentin Tarantino Blows Up At Reporter, Says “I’m Not Your Slave”

| January 12, 2013 | 7 Comments


In an interview that was to be created in a commercial format took a very bad turn for Quentin Tarantino and a British reporter.

According to TMZ.com, the reporter wanted to ask some questions to the Django Director which he believed was fair game but ignited into something that could only happen in Hollywood. The filmmaker was very uneasy when asked about questions as it related to the depiction of violence in his movies.

Reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy asked Tarantino, “Why are you so sure that there’s no link between enjoying movie violence and enjoying real violence?”

That’s when Tarantino began to swell, replying, “Don’t ask me a question like that…I’m not biting…I refuse your question.”

The reporter continued pressing the director, after Tarantino tried cutting him short, asking, “Why?”

Tarantino’s following remarks raised some eyebrows as he felt that the reporter was trying to treat him like one of the characters in his movie. “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” said Tarantino.

The two went back in forth in a heated exchange for a while before the journalist decided to shift his line of questioning.

Tarantino has been experiencing some backlash from consumers regarding the slavery topic and use of the n-word in Django Unchained.

Check out the interview below and tell us what you think:

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  1. Karin Deal says:

    and this is why I wanted to 'friend' you… =D

  2. Amy Phoenix says:

    His overt refusal to discuss the link between fantasy violence and real violence is alarming to me.

  3. Amy Phoenix says:

    He's shut himself down IMO and wants the rest of the world to come with him and enjoy fantasy violence… possibly translating into real.

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  5. Amy Phoenix says:

    If he has already answered the question, what is the harm in giving the same old answer?

  6. Amy Phoenix says:

    In an interview with the US radio network NPR last week, the director claimed there was no link between movie violence and real violence and that the issue was a distraction from the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. "I think it's disrespectful to the memory of the people who died to talk about movies," he said. "Obviously the issue is gun control and mental health." – from http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/jan/11/tarantino-krishnan-guru-murthy

    Maybe he is just trying to create movies for sales and to discuss tough issues, but to deny a relationship between media and violence is insane.

  7. Dennis Byron says:

    To tell someone that is interviewing you to help sell the movie to "google" the answer to a question that is legitimate is arrogant and his behavior was somewhat disrespectful. What harm did it do for him to answer the question especially in light of the fact of what occurred in Connecticut and in Arora, Co.

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