Either Quentin Tarantinoâ€™s gotten a little too close to his slave-themed hit film Django Unchanged or heâ€™s coming up with a new way of keeping the film surrounded by media buzz. During an interview with Londonâ€™s Channel 4 Evening News, the director showed his solidarity with Black folks by letting a reporter know heâ€™s, uh, no oneâ€™s property.
When host Krishnan Guru-Murthy asked Tarantino about about the correlation between movie violence and real violence, Tarantino, getting agitated, responded: â€śDonâ€™t ask me a question like that â€“ Iâ€™m not biting.â€ť When asked why, he replied, â€śBecause I refuse your question. Iâ€™m not your slave and youâ€™re not my master. You canâ€™t make me dance to your tune. Iâ€™m not a monkey.â€ť
Seems QTâ€™s 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 Tarantinoâ€™s pulled off (Django action figure, anyone), nothing should be surprising.
After all, before his rant, he explicitly told the reporter: â€śIâ€™m here to sell the movie. This [interview] is basically a commercial for the movie.â€ť And, thus, QT came up with a new way to keep his film in the publicâ€™sÂ bulls-eye.