Quentin Tarantino harangues reporter in viral meltdown

The celebrated writer and director—who won a Golden Globe award for Best Screenplay for his latest film ‘Django Unchained’—blasted a reporter in the U.K.

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His latest effort, “Django Unchained,” is the latest in a long line of bloody films. But unlike other Tarantino movies, “Django” was released less than two weeks after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., which spurred a new national conversation about the role of violence in our culture.

Given that context, it’s unsurprising that reporters would ask Tarantino about the extreme violence in his films. But it’s clear from Tarantino’s answers in this interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy of Britain’s Channel 4 News that he was tired of answering the question. (The exchange begins at 2:40.)

Among other memorable lines, Tarantino testily told the reporter:

• “Don’t ask me a question like that—I’m not biting. I refuse your question.”

• “I’m not your slave and you’re not my master. You can’t make me dance to your tune. I’m not a monkey.”

• “I’m shutting your butt down.”

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