While promoting his newest film, “Django Unchained,” director Quentin Tarantino lost his patience with an interviewer who questioned him on the link between violence in cinema and violence in real life.
“I’m not your slave, and you’re not my master,” the director said when the interviewer from Britain’s Channel 4 continued to press him for an answer.
When presented with a quote about cinematic violence by from star Jamie Foxx, Tarantino replied, “Well then, you should talk to Jamie Foxx about that.” Tarantino has long said that he believes there’s no link between violence in movies and violence in real life. When questioned why he thinks that, the director responds, “It’s none of your d*** business what I think about that.”
“Django Unchained” tells the story of a freed slave trying to rescue his still-enslaved wife. Tarantino is happy with the response to the film so far, saying, “There is actually a dialogue going on about slavery right now that has not been happening at all.” The film had been met with sharp criticism from some public figures, including Spike Lee who refuses to watch the film for its “disrespectful” handling of slavery.