Either Quentin Tarantinoās gotten a little too close to his slave-themed hit film Django Unchanged or heās coming up with a new way of keeping the film surrounded by media buzz. During an interview with Londonās Channel 4 Evening News, the director showed his solidarity with Black folks by letting a reporter know heās, uh, no oneās property.
When host Krishnan Guru-Murthy asked Tarantino about about the correlation between movie violence and real violence, Tarantino, getting agitated, responded: āDonāt ask me a question like that ā Iām not biting.ā When asked why, he replied, āBecause I refuse your question. Iām not your slave and youāre not my master. You canāt make me dance to your tune. Iām not a monkey.ā
Seems QTās swallowed dialogue from a 1970s Blaxploitation film. But at this point, considering the hype surrounding Django, the polarization its caused among moviegoers and the marketing ploys Tarantinoās pulled off (Django action figure, anyone), nothing should be surprising.
After all, before his rant, he explicitly told the reporter: āIām here to sell the movie. This [interview] is basically a commercial for the movie.ā And, thus, QT came up with a new way to keep his film in the publicāsĀ bulls-eye.