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Director Quentin Tarantino's latest film Django Unchained is one of the most talked about films in recent months. While people like Spike Lee have boycotted the slave-era flick it has also received a lot of positive reviews.
Tarantino recently sat down with Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy to discuss the film, but the conversation quickly shifted to a heated debate about whether film violence can lead to real life violence.
Tarantino didn't like the line of questioning and went off on Guru-Murthy.
"Don't ask me a question like that, I'm not biting. I refuse your question," Tarantino said. "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. I'm here to sell my movie. This is a commercial for my movie make no mistake. I don't want to talk about the implications of violence. The reason I don't want to talk about it is I've said everything I have to say about it. If anyone cares what I have to say about it they can Google me. And they can look up twent years of what I have to say about it. I haven't changed my opinion about one iota. I'm shutting your butt down!"
Undeterred, Guru-Murthy continued to press Tarantino about the topic.
"It's my job to try and explore some serious themes," explained Guru-Murthy. "Violence is such a big part of all of your movies. It's an enjoyable part of your movies for so many people and that's why I'm talking about it. It's a very sensitive time at the moment and the vice president is talking to people in the movie industry about violence. You haven't said why you think there's no relationship [between movie violence and real life violence."
At that point Tarantino cut Guru-Murthy off.
"It's none of your damn business what I think about that," Quentin said. "I'm saying no and I'm shutting you down. I don't have any responsibility to you to explain anything I don't want to."
Peep the full interview below.