Quentin Tarantino Thinks People Shouldn’t Watch His Movies
Quentin Tarantino thinks if people are offended by his movies, they should simply not see them.
If you get offended by Quentin Tarantino’s movies, then he has a simple solution for you — “Then see something else.” The director appeared on the HBO Max talk show Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace (via Variety) where Wallace asked Tarantino about the criticism against him for using violence and the N-word in his movies. Tarantino gave the above response and added “Apparently I’m not making them for you.”
Quentin Tarantino’s frequent deployment of the N-word in his movies is something that comes under fire every now and then, but the first people to defend him are his actors. Both Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx, whose Django Unchained received the brunt of this criticism, have come to the director’s defense. Not only have they pointed out that it’s the way things were back then, lending authenticity to the movie’s setting, but Jackson also points out that films that are considered prestigious, like 12 Years a Slave, don’t face the same critique, despite using the word just as frequently.
All parties make pretty good points. It’s not really realistic that Quentin Tarantino would make a movie set on a plantation in the pre-Civil War Deep South and the word was never uttered by anyone. The historical accuracy does provide context for Tarantino to use the word in his scripts and the fact that the actors from his films back him up shows that they clearly respect his work.
Of course, Chris Wallace had a lot more topics to bring up with Quentin Tarantino, including confirming that Tarantino’s tenth standalone film would be his last. Tarantino once again reaffirmed that whatever he releases next would be the final film we see from him. While that’s disappointing to hear for fans, hopefully, he goes out with something that can live up to the filmography he’s put out so far.
Quentin Tarantino’s most recent film was 2019’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which scored ten Oscar nominations and two wins — one for Best Supporting Actor for Brad Pitt and one for Best Achievement in Production Design. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood gave us what might be the most laid-back movie in Tarantino’s career, though it still brought the violence in smaller doses. You’d have to assume that he plans on going out with a bang on his last film.
Whatever film Quentin Tarantino plans to make next, there’s little doubt that it will boast one of the most impressive casts of the year it’s released during. Tarantino always manages to attract the best talent, but with this being the last chance for actors to work with him, pretty much anybody who is asked is probably going to say yes.
With this being his last movie, we can probably squash all hope that he’ll ever direct that rumored Star Trek movie or the Django and Zorro team-up movie, but there’s always hope he could at least produce them in the future.
Kill Bill: Vol 3 is also supposedly in the works, so perhaps Quentin Tarantino is planning on finishing his career by returning to one of his best stories. Even if he doesn’t direct, he’ll certainly be on board as a writer. In either case, here’s hoping that Tarantino can get the threequel to us sooner than later.