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Desc:'I'm shutting your butt down!'
Category:Arts, Accidents & Explosions
Tags:Interview, Quentin Tarantino, Channel 4, Django Unchained, unthreatening threats
Submitted:DavidBowiesLuckyTennisBall
Date:01/11/13
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Comment count is 29
Old_Zircon
Tarantino is being Tarantino, but I do agree with him that an artist (good or bad, doesn't matter) doesn't have a responsibility to explain their work to anyone, and in fact I would prefer they don't.
Toenails
One of the best comments on a piece of mine was written on a post-it-note: "I don't get it"

I still keep and treasure that note to this very day.

Old_Zircon
That rules.

EvilHomer
"I am responsible for people talking about slavery!" Oh, fuck you, Quint. Fuck you in your smug fucking face, you prancing primadonna. How's that for having a dialogue on the internet, huh? I AM AMERICA'S FIRST BLACK DIRECTOR. BLACK PEOPLE, rejoice! Here is your new "Spawn"!

Anyway, how was the movie? Still haven't seen it myself, but so far I've read reviews that compare it *positively* to Basterds, and reviews that say it's *worse* than Basterds. Neither of those things are very encouraging.
Toenails
Did somebody just say something about a new "Spawn"?

Please oh please let Michael Chiklis take the role of Overt-Kill.

EvilHomer
Black people need a superhero they can relate to, and also who kills people.

Eroticus E
It was a lot of fun.

misterbuns
I appreciate what Tarantino does though I've never had any delusions about his work being deep. What I appreciate more than the style and the tone is him taking a stand on film's ability to be pure fantasy and deriding the nannying whines of would-be censors like this.

Also, I respect him for knowing that a line exists for directors, especially for directors who have established an audience through transgression. The line is that like a magician you never talk about your art too deeply. Never call it art, never phrase it in any perspective other than how and what your audience perceives: as a director you exist to direct attention to your work that should speak for itself. Do more than that and you're just a cunt, but not in political way, just an arrogant cunt who likes to hear himself talk.
Old_Zircon
That's kind of true, though.

WHO WANTS DESSERT
Dead

Nigger

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memedumpster
: My Life As An Artist Who Will Not Explain by Quentin Tarantino

DriverStabby
I don't want to hear about that. Would you like to know why? Okay, I'll tell you. The reason is this: 'cause Storing Dead Niggers ain't my fucking business.

chairsforcheap
hey come on he lived in a UN family dude black dudes were in his house all the time his mom fucked wilt chamberlain!

jreid
Ego with reason vs Ego without reason.

Mr. Guru-Murthy needs to learn how to conduct an interview with tempestuous & globally renowned artistes.
gmol
He did a pretty good job on recovery by the end.

sosage
We're in yet another cycle of the news media trying to flop the same old tired "entertainment violence is linked to real violence" baggage on top of the creative community. I wish most artists in the entertainment industries would take a note from Tarantino here, regardless of your opinion of his ego. Artists have been answering for society's violent behavior for decades and maybe it is time for them to just stop engaging in this loaded dialogue.
Ryo-Cokey
Yes, I don't care much for Tarantino, but this was definitely the right response. Interviewers attempting to use the interview to bludgeon the subject about their desired narrative should be fed a tall glass of STFU.

Hooker
So glad we can finally talk about slavery, that verboten subject so long confined to the back of everyone's mind.
Rodents of Unusual Size
What is this slavery thing you speak of?

(hours later)

Well thanks to Quentin Tarantino, I looked up slavery and apparently it happened for a long time. Thanks, Quentin!


::::The More You Know!:::::

chairsforcheap
eh, honestly, name as many movies as you can that deal with slavery as a central theme, then tell me how many of those were popcorn movies that were fun as shit to watch with a black brooklyn crowd

Crab Mentality
Historical accuracy is what Lincoln was for. Django is like Basterds in that it's not how it happened, it's kind of how we wish it had happened.

Django is great, and the people who are complaining are trying to say that the man who makes movies where everyone has a blood pressure of 200 PSI isn't handle a subject with the proper sensitivity.
James Woods
I really liked Django. This interview made me like it a lot less. How's that for dialogue?
Sudan no1
You CAN separate the creation from the creator if you put your mind to it, Jim.

chairsforcheap
WAIT. A. MINUTE.... TARANTINO IS A DOUCHE IN PERSON?!?!?!

James Woods
I don't think you actually can separate the creation from the creator. Movies say some much about the director it's unreal, and that's what Quentin is actually defensive about. Unfortunately this interview is now part of the film in my mind.

John Holmes Motherfucker
I figured out that Tarantino's movies were great in 1994. I figured out that his interviews are terrible... well, I think it was later in 1994. I don't watch these clips. I don't know if they'd ruin the movie for me, but the movie sure isn't going to redeem the experience of watching the terrible interview.

chairsforcheap
Holy shit... I overlooked the most important part of this video, which is the fact that there's a POETV user named davidbowiesluckytennisball
divinitycycle
I'm kinda glad Tarantino made another movie so that he got to do a fresh round of press, because he's progressing nicely into his own douchey fantasyland. Seriously dude, "I'm not your slave"???
For an almost as awkward moment, check out Tarantino's interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, where he is a dick to Terry Gross.
http://www.npr.org/2013/01/02/168200139/quentin-tarantino-unch ained-and-unruly

I felt like Django Unchained could have been a better, tighter movie if they cut out about half an hour. Basically, Tarantino needs someone to tell him "No, dude, your weird random movie references aren't awesome ideas that are full of artistic merit. No, normal audience members aren't going to watch your movie and say 'oh yes, I see how you are referencing films people in America didn't see that came out in the 60s! GOOD SHOW OLD CHUM!' People just want a good movie, so maybe you should tone that shit down..."

I didn't dislike Django Unchained, just felt like there's a better movie in there if it were massaged a bit.
WHO WANTS DESSERT
But seriously, it is kind of ironic that they're discussing the effects of violent media on a TV news program, which has a huge body of research showing that it has a real negative effect on the psyches of its viewers: people who watch a lot of TV news are more likely to be racist and hold regressive views, be more afraid in their daily lives, and greatly overestimate the amount of violence and danger in their day-to-day life.

There was a pretty great Mean World Syndrome documentary on here that covered all of that, but it seems to be gone
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