Skip to comments.Quentin Tarantino: Don't Blame Violent Movies for Newtown Shooting Tragedy
Posted on 12/17/2012 3:50:14 PM PST by jimbo123
Don't blame Quentin Tarantino for Friday's tragic Newtown, Conn., shooting.
The Django Unchained director is tired of having to defend his use of violence in film.
"I just think, you know, there's violence in the world, tragedies happen, blame the playmakers," he said Saturday at a press junket, per the BBC. "It's a Western. Give me a break."
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“It’s not my fault. My movies don’t encourage anyone to violence. It’s the fault of someone else.”
The reasons for violence in the USA are multifactorial, but media has its part in corrupting the child.
when you’re a celebrity, it’s adios reality
some moron will think you’re cool when you shoot up a school...being a celebrity.
can’t show a cigarette in a movie because it’s a bad influence on kids.
guns in movies , on the other hand...makes Quintard money.
A very hefty “sin tax” on any form of violent entertainment might kill two birds with one stone.
Don’t blame movies whose stars think killing white people is cool. FUQT
It sure sounded like his star was inciting violence on white people, the other day.
Movies and video games have more of an effect on young and sick peoples’ minds than inanimate objects that can be dangerous.
I would think that the entertainment industry has had a lot to do with devaluing human life over the past 40 years to the point where even this shooting has become little more than a circus where everyone mostly wants to be part of the event, not giving much of a damn for the lives lost outside of some trite condolences on a blog or messageboard.
Blame the writers. I’m just the director!/sarcasm
Movies rationalize violence.
That’s much worse than encouraging.
The problem with our country is we all too often want easy fixes for difficult questions.
Banning violent entertainment will no more prevent the next mass shooting than banning assault rifles will. If we want to truly address the issue, we need to look at our treatment of mental health in regards to boys and young men. But this is difficult and might take a long time so we'll go with the easy "feel good" fix and then scratch our heads when it doesn't work.
Even by Tarantino’s own grisly standards, “Django” will be a rough watch for some people. Not only is the movie spectacularly violent — the body count approaches the triple-digits by the end of the film — Tarantino also makes liberal use of the “N-word.”
If children and young adults are not influenced by what they see on TV, why are advertisements for tobacco products banned?
How about you quit making violent movies?
That would give the rest of us a break.
You reap what you sow, Quentin!
Post Benghazi, I don’t recall Tarantino speaking up when the Admin condemned the alleged anti-Islam filmmaker.
That's merely a band-aid on the problem. The fabric that holds society together is unraveling and the devaluation of life, loss of respect for others are the primary causes.
For QT, it seems to be everyone else's fault, certainly not his.
Yeah ... r-i-g-h-t-!!!! </sarcasm>