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Quentin Tarantino

Explodes on Reporter

Don't Ask Me About Movie Violence!!!

1/11/2013 8:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF



Quentin Tarantino says he's sick and tired of talking about the connection between movie violence and real violence ... and ERUPTED on a British news reporter who asked about it during an interview about "Django Unchained."

Tarantino was sitting down with Krishnan Guru-Murthy -- a self-proclaimed "fan" of Q's movies -- when he asked, "Why are you so sure that there's no link between enjoying movie violence and enjoying real violence?"

A flustered Tarantino replied,  "Don't ask me a question like that ... I'm not biting ... I refuse your question."

When Guru-Murthy asked "why" ... Q explained, "Because I refuse your question. 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."

Quentin explained that the interview was supposed to be a "commercial" for his movie -- and he has no obligation to explore the topic of real-life violence.

KGM shot back -- "Well, look ... this is a news program, not a film program, so we explore serious themes."

The two went back and forth in a pretty heated exchange for several minutes.

Eventually, KGM was able to shift topics ... and QT continued like the awkward argument never happened.

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starleigh    

How is Quentin being an egotistical prick, people? He's always being asked this same stupid question by people who think this violence is caused by violent movies and video games. It's not his fault and he shouldn't be blamed for loners who build up animosity over the years and can't differentiate fantasy from reality. Leave him alone already.

565 days ago
77.

Spitfire    

Will not be seeing this movie for sure now!

565 days ago
78.

LeeInKy    

Headline is misleading. QT didn't "explode"—he only talked louder (or was more animated) to get over the interviewer's repeating question. No matter how many times the interviewer rephrased it, QT shut him down. I, personally, thought QT was polite in his answers. It IS a matter of record what he thinks. He's there to publicize the movie—not to answer for Sandy Hook.

565 days ago
79.

poisonDropz    

this jerk reporter was clearly trying to push buttons from the start, and really, Quinton played along well for a while until he finally blew up. Q may be a jerk at times, but in this case he was certainly egged on

565 days ago
80.

mimi    

i love you tarantino <3

564 days ago
81.

Tom    

Tarantino 'CARES' about blacks so much,.yea right..his poor heart just cries out for them...oh, and also he loves all the $$ MIILIONs$$....Tarantino is just a poverty pimp cashing in on a topic that is far too easy to gain attention with ....im white and im in spike lees camp this time..normally i wouldnt side with spike lee, but thank god he is calling tarantino on his bull.

563 days ago
82.

QT fan    

that was coke talking for him... he's sweating, look at his eyes and how he's talking.... coke coke...

563 days ago
83.

Jimmyh    

I don't watch his movies, but this was not an explosion. Had he exploded, he would have whipped out a sword and cut your head off (as he probably should have you douche bag)

562 days ago
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