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Quentin Tarantino: I'm not your monkey!

Quentin Tarantino: I’m not your monkey!

Quentin Tarantino blew up at a British television journalist who pressed him about possible links between movie violence and real life violence. The “Django Unchained” director protested I’m not your monkey… I’m not your slave.”

Tarantino must have had slavery on the brain after making the intensely violent movie about slavery in the pre-Civil War south. The last 40 minutes of the movie are pure blood and gore.

Here’s What Tarantino Had to Say: “I’m here to sell my movie. This is a commercial for the movie, make no mistake. I don’t want to talk about the implications of violence. 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.”

But Tarantino refused to answer the question and told UK Channel 4 News host Krishnan Guru-Murthy that the interview was nothing but a commercial for his movie, anyway.

“I’m shutting your butt down.” the 49-year-old director shouted. “I’m not your slave… you can’t make me dance to your tune.”

The issue is politically charged in the United States at the moment, in the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Conn., and several other mass killings. President Obama is moving to ban the sale of assault weapons in Washington.

Meanwhile, right wing conservatives led by the National Rifle Association, are trying to shift the blame to violence in films and video games.

Against that backdrop, Tarantino wrote the screenplay for one of the most violent movies, perhaps in film history.

“Don’t ask me questions like that. I’m not biting. I refuse your question,” he said. Guru-Murthy tried to explain the reason for his question to no avail.

“I’m not your slave… you can’t make me dance to your tune,” Tarantino continued. “I’m not your monkey.”

Check out the film below; Tarantino’s rant starts around the 4:30 mark, and click to follow TheImproper on Twitter for all the latest film updates.


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