Quentin Tarantino is not enjoying the media linking his movies to violence in society, and he dismissed questions from British broadcaster Krishnan Guru-Murthy, telling him:
I’m shutting your butt down!
The director is in London for the European premiere of his hit movie Django Unchained, which opens on the other side of the Atlantic on January 18. The interview was done for Channel 4 News in the UK.
When asked about the links between violent movies and reality, Tarantino told Guru-Murthy:
“Don’t ask me questions like that. I’m not biting. I refuse your question.” (4:41)
Still not happy when Murthy attempted to get an answer out of him, he added:
“I’m not your slave and you’re not my master. You can’t make me dance to your tune. I’m not your monkey.” (4:45)
But the feisty Murthy doesn’t want to give up so easily, and when he attempted again to ask Tarantino, the filmmaker stared and said:
I’m shutting your butt down!” (5:53)
Followed by an evil laugh.
Murthy tweeted yesterday:
So I’m interviewing Quentin Tarantino tomorrow about Django Unchained – what would you like to see him asked?
— Krishnan Guru-Murthy (@krishgm) January 9, 2013
Tarantino slightly loses it with c4news. Refuses to discuss violence in movies and real life. Says the interview is only to sell his film
— Krishnan Guru-Murthy (@krishgm) January 10, 2013
“The reason I don’t want to talk about is I’ve said everything I want 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 on what I have to say about it. I haven’t changed my opinion one iota.” (5:58)
Quentin is also reported to have been disappointed to not have received a Best Director Oscar nomination for Django Unchained. The movie was nominated for best picture, as well as Christophe Waltz being nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
Tarantino won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Pulp Fiction in 1995.