Quentin Tarantino has a suggestion for those whining about all the “violence” and the use of “n-words” in his movies.
During the 59-year-old filmmaker’s appearance on HBO Max’s talk show “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace,” Wallace asked the “Kill Bill: Volume 1” director what message he had for those critics.
“You should see [something else],” Tarantino replied. “Then see something else. If you have a problem with my movies then they aren’t the movies to go see.”
“Apparently I’m not making them for you,” he added.
“You have no right to say that.”
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Tarantino’s movies like “Reservoir Dogs” (1992) and “Pulp Fiction” (1994) might have won over many fans, but others have slammed the director for excessive portrayal of violence.
“I know people who could’ve seen ‘Reservoir Dogs’ and could’ve been fine with it,” Tarantino previously shared. “But when they hear ‘violence, violence, violence’… they talked about ‘Reservoir Dogs’ as the most violent movie ever made.”
“Now, someday, I may make the most violent movie ever made and I wouldn’t mind people saying it,” he added. “But I didn’t.”
Actor Samuel L. Jackson, who has appeared in several of Tarantino’s movies over the years, has previously defended the director’s inclusion of the “n-word” in his films.
“It needs to be an element of what the story is about,” Jackson shared. “A story is context — but just to elicit a laugh? That’s wrong.”
“Every time someone wants an example of overuse of the N-word, they go to Quentin — it’s unfair,” he added. “He’s just telling the story and the characters do talk like that. When Steve McQueen does it [with ’12 Years a Slave’], it’s art. He’s an artiste. Quentin’s just a popcorn filmmaker.”
The “Django Unchained” star used even stronger words when he hit back at critics during a previous Esquire interview.
“It’s some bulls***,” Jackson shared. “You can’t just tell a writer he can’t talk, write the words, put the words in the mouths of the people from their ethnicities, the way that they use their words. You cannot do that, because then it becomes an untruth; it’s not honest. It’s just not honest.”