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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Soapbox

Did you know that if you click on Google images and search for "movie violence", almost all the returns are pictures of Quentin Tarantino?  Hmmm, wonder why.  Thus, I'm not including a picture with this post.

I'm not exactly sure why this guy is so revered by movie critics.  I guess they really enjoy their depravity.  The only reason I "sort of" liked Pulp Fiction was because of the scene in which John Travolta talked about the French word for "Quarter Pounder with cheese".  You can skip the rest of the movie, because it's just blood and gore.  Same old Quentin.

I will just go out on a limb here, and state that I think this guy has.....issues.

My husband picked up a DVD copy awhile back of "Reservoir Dogs".  We had no idea what the movie was like.  Watching that movie made me ill.  And that's when I decided that I will never again, ever, see a Quentin Tarantino movie.

Now, the dude is being all defensive:

Director Quentin Tarantino isn't happy to be fielding questions about the societal impact movie violence may have during his publicity push for "Django Unchained."

The film, which features the director's signature hyper-violence, is drawing criticism in the wake of last month's horrific school shooting in Connecticut. Tarantino became irritable this week when an interviewer tried to get his views on the relation, if any, between movie violence and real-life atrocities such as the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

In an interview with National Public Radio, the “Django Unchained” director, who got annoyed answering the question, said the true issue is about gun control and mental health rather than violence in movies.

“I think it’s disrespectful to … the memory of the people who died to talk about movies,” Tarantino said. “I think it’s totally disrespectful to their memory.” Tarantino said his stance on movie violence “hasn’t changed one iota” over the past 20 years.

Source

All those Hollywood types who choose to make PSA's about big bad guns, really need to go stand in front of a mirror sometime (which I'm sure they actually do a lot, but this time, maybe they should really look).

I'm no fan of guns.  But I'm also no fan of hypocrisy:



(Sorry for the obscenities at the end of the video above, but I guess the guy felt really strongly about it.)

If pop culture doesn't influence anyone, as people like QT and all the overpaid actors want to insist (when it's convenient), then why is everybody so obsessed with pop culture?  Why do people read Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine, and surf over to tiresome sites like TMZ, and watch E!  Entertainment?

My futile wish is that these Hollywood types would stop profiting from violence on the one hand, and preaching to everybody else about its evils on the other.

My other futile wish is that moviegoers would stop making the disturbed Tarantino even richer.  




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