Quentin Tarantino, the man known for his violent action scenes, his crafty dialogue, and giving it right back to the haters, is keeping his volatile public image alive.
An incident supporting that image took place during the Django Unchained helmer’s sit-down with reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy.
In the clip, you'll see things are going swimmingly through the topics of slavery, racists, and the film’s reception, until this happens:
"Why are you so sure that there's no link between enjoying movie violence and enjoying real violence," Guru-Murthy asks?
And that’s when the director turns into a rage cage…
“Don't ask me a question like that,” says Quentin. “I'm not biting ... I refuse your question.”
Quentin’s main beef with the inquiry, as he explains, is the fact that he’s been presented with the same exact topic by various other reporters so many times that he has become an unwilling ambassador for it. And his answer is always the same: Violence in movies has absolutely NO connection to violence in real life.
“This is an advertisement for my movie,” Quentin, reminds the reporter, and not—as he says—to boost his ratings (Though, indirectly, it surely has).
Though the interview does eventually end on a good note with Guru-Murthy admitting he's a fan of Quentin's, at 7:46, you can see a PR’s hand reach into frame, ushering the interviewer to “wrap it up.”
Still, for a good couple minutes of more tense back-and-forth, neither of the men back down. Finally, Guru-Murthy gives up, changing the topic.
And, despite what this eight and a half minutes of on-screen, white-knuckled fun may suggest, Hollyscoop would like to add that in our red carpet experience, as long as you don’t push his buttons, Quentin is actually a pretty cool dude to talk to.
Here is the complete back-and-forth between the gentlemen:
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