Tarantino loses temper in interview

11 January 2013

Quentin Tarantino has lost his temper during a TV interview about violence in films.

The Pulp Fiction director was speaking to Channel 4 News anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy about his new film, Django Unchained, and refused to comment on the link between screen violence and true-life violence.

Tarantino told Guru-Murthy: "I'm shutting your butt down."

He began by saying: "Don't ask me a question like that, I'm not biting. I refuse your question."

He added: "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 the movie, make no mistake and you know where I stand on this... It's none of your damn business what I think about that.

"I have explained this many times in the last 20 years, I just refuse to repeat myself over and over again because you want me to."

Tarantino admitted that he relished making violent films, but insisted: "It's a movie, it's a fantasy. It's not real life."

When Guru-Murthy moved on to another question, Tarantino calmed down and became amicable once again.

In a recent interview with US radio network NPR, the director claimed there was no link between movie violence and real violence and that the issue was a distraction from the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children were killed during a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School last month.

He said: "I think it's disrespectful to the memory of the people who died to talk about movies. Obviously the issue is gun control and mental health."

Insane Navy Seal Flashlight, should it be banned?

The Military has recently released technology that is now available to the public. Get yours before they run out - Limited Supply!

Hilton HHonors™ Card

Earn 40,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points. Apply for Your Card Today.

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

Read This Before You Buy Medigap Plan F

Plan F is the most popular Medicare Supplement plan option, but there's another plan you should consider.

Military Mortgage Rates In 2016

Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

9 Cards for People Who Have Great Credit

What card offers up to 5% cash back? And which one offers 24/7 concierge service? See the best credit cards of 2016. Apply online, quickly & easily.

How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

Men, reduce the look of wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines with this affordable and effective skin tightening treatment without leaving your home.

Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards of 2016

Banks are offering 0% APR for up to 15 months right now. Don't pay interest on your purchases and transfer a balance today. Apply securely here.

How Much Could Drivers Actually Save By Comparing?

EverQuote's simple online tool allows drivers to identify the best rates for them. Find out how much you could be saving on auto insurance.

Help Erase Credit Card Debt with a Personal Loan

Are you paying too much on your credit cards? Consider a Personal Loan to help consolidate your payments.

Breakthrough Tactical Flashlight Released

This new tactical flashlight was just released to the public and is flying off shelves in the United States. Limited supplies left, act quick!

Starwood Credit Card

Earn 25,000 Bonus Starpoints®! Use toward Award Nights or Flights.

$200 Military Flashlight Surplus Dumped

Highly anticipated LumiTact G700 Tactical Flashlight Overrun - Now available to civilian population

How To Make Sagging Skin Look Tight and Lifted

[Watch] The easy and effective way consumers across the country are improving the look of their wrinkled and sagging skin without cosmetic procedures.