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Quentin Tarantino: Don't Blame Violent Movies for Newtown Shooting Tragedy
E Online ^ | 12/17/12 | Rebecca Macatee

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at eonline.com ...


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KEYWORDS: blame; guncontrol; hollywood; sandyhook; secondamendment
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1 posted on 12/17/2012 3:50:18 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

“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.


2 posted on 12/17/2012 3:54:29 PM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: jimbo123

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.


3 posted on 12/17/2012 3:55:41 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: jimbo123

A very hefty “sin tax” on any form of violent entertainment might kill two birds with one stone.


4 posted on 12/17/2012 3:58:58 PM PST by Josephat
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To: jimbo123

Don’t blame movies whose stars think killing white people is cool. FUQT


5 posted on 12/17/2012 3:59:13 PM PST by jersey117
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To: jimbo123
Quentin Tarantino is an anorexic Michael Moore.
6 posted on 12/17/2012 4:00:50 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: jimbo123

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.


7 posted on 12/17/2012 4:00:50 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: jimbo123

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.


8 posted on 12/17/2012 4:01:38 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: jimbo123

Blame the writers. I’m just the director!/sarcasm


9 posted on 12/17/2012 4:03:06 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: choctaw man

Movies rationalize violence.
That’s much worse than encouraging.


10 posted on 12/17/2012 4:05:51 PM PST by Morris70
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To: jimbo123
I'm going to agree with Tarantino on this one. I like assault rifles and I like violent movies and games. I've never been compelled to shoot up a classroom full of children and neither have millions of other Americans who also enjoy these things.

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.

11 posted on 12/17/2012 4:06:20 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Frank_2001

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/2013-golden-globes/django-unchained-bounds-top-oscar-heap-161853072.html

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.”


12 posted on 12/17/2012 4:06:37 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: choctaw man
“It’s not my fault. My movies don’t encourage anyone to violence.

If children and young adults are not influenced by what they see on TV, why are advertisements for tobacco products banned?

13 posted on 12/17/2012 4:07:12 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: jimbo123
""It's a Western. Give me a break."

How about you quit making violent movies?

That would give the rest of us a break.

You reap what you sow, Quentin!

14 posted on 12/17/2012 4:08:50 PM PST by hummingbird
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Post Benghazi, I don’t recall Tarantino speaking up when the Admin condemned the alleged anti-Islam filmmaker.


15 posted on 12/17/2012 4:11:03 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: VanDeKoik

Ditto.


16 posted on 12/17/2012 4:13:07 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: Morris70


Promo shot from Tarantino's new movie being released on Christmas.
17 posted on 12/17/2012 4:14:04 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Drew68
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.

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.

18 posted on 12/17/2012 4:14:58 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Frank_2001
"Blame the writers. I’m just the director!/sarcasm"

For QT, it seems to be everyone else's fault, certainly not his.

19 posted on 12/17/2012 4:15:08 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: jimbo123
So, zillion-dolllar-budget movies don't affect behavior but cartoon images of "Joe the Camel" do?

Yeah ... r-i-g-h-t-!!!! </sarcasm>

20 posted on 12/17/2012 4:15:17 PM PST by The Duke
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To: hummingbird


Another promo shot from Tarantino's new movie being released on Christmas.
21 posted on 12/17/2012 4:17:24 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Let Hollywood and the gaming share some blame. Just watching trailers it is obvious that some very twisted minds are allowed to broadcast and there are even more nightmare minds tuning into their frequency.

I’ve read that Hollywood is the reason we are now hated around the world. Our ‘artistes’ are showing a horrible face to the world.


22 posted on 12/17/2012 4:17:30 PM PST by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: PhiloBedo

Violent movies and video games desensitize people. How can anyone shoot those innocent children? Those aren’t “children.” Those are video facsimilies that people “kill” everyday.


23 posted on 12/17/2012 4:19:14 PM PST by stilloftyhenight
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To: jimbo123

This will not end well.


24 posted on 12/17/2012 4:20:52 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: jimbo123
Oh, that's a lovely scene. What a wonderful uplifting movie to release on Christmas day.(/s)

QT has a dark mind.

25 posted on 12/17/2012 4:21:45 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: jimbo123

...they’ll ban Bugs Bunny and Daffy for violence...(censorship)...but you can chainsaw someone in half as long as hollywood gets it’s cut....(rat party donations)


26 posted on 12/17/2012 4:23:27 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Hot Tabasco
If children and young adults are not influenced by what they see on TV, why are advertisements for tobacco products banned?

And, for that matter, why do advertisers spend billions of dollars per year on advertising in all forms: TV, radio, billboards, print ads, skwriting, etc.? It sells products, lots and lots of products.

Hollywood is the single biggest contributor to glorification of guns and gun culture, and de-sensitizing people to the reality of violent death. Mature minds can separate reality from fiction but the immature and mentally troubled among us often cannot, with tragic consequences.

27 posted on 12/17/2012 4:24:43 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Drew68

” I’ve never been compelled to shoot up a classroom full of children and neither have millions of other Americans who also enjoy these things.”

Perhaps not. But this isn’t about you or other normal people. If everybody was like you and me, we wouldn’t have copycat killings, now would we?

The fact is that a segment of out population, and probably a large segment if you consider youngsters in their formidable years, that ARE susceptible.


28 posted on 12/17/2012 4:25:43 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: jimbo123

Wow! I see the red, but where’s the green?

Oh yeah...in Tarantino’s pocket.


29 posted on 12/17/2012 4:29:32 PM PST by MarDav
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To: jimbo123

I’ll take a wild guess that he gives his money to dems and is all for gun control?


30 posted on 12/17/2012 4:29:45 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: jimbo123
Film director, Oliver Stone and (Professor of History) Peter Kuznick in their "The Untold History of the United States" (I think it is a TV show, I do not have TV)..

appear to argue that Americans are evil incarnate (except them and their buddies).

So who needs the influence of violent movies and such? The real history of America proves that we are no good (except them and their buddies).

31 posted on 12/17/2012 4:29:47 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: stilloftyhenight

But, but... we can’t regulate movies and video games, because of the First Amendment!

Idiots. Let’s have a little “common sense” regulation of “free speech” and see how they like the Constitution then.


32 posted on 12/17/2012 4:31:01 PM PST by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: babygene

You are correct. Quentin doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about.

It’s been known since the 1950’s and 1960’s that observing violence in either a social situation or on tv/videos inspire SOME of the audience to higher violence levels.

And the clinical experiments that prove it have been repeated time and time again.

Google “The Effects of Observing Violence” Leonard Berkowitz Scientific American February, 1964


33 posted on 12/17/2012 4:32:48 PM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: jimbo123

I blame this race hater for rallying the klan with a tan. I hope he and his family receive the rage and violence he so proudly sows. Double for the limo race master wannabe Jamie Foxx. Let’s hear it for Hollywierd’s rich boy rage victims.


34 posted on 12/17/2012 4:33:34 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: jimbo123
Headline?

Spike in violent attacks on whites puzzle authorities
Popular Knockout Game A Bigger "Hit"

35 posted on 12/17/2012 4:34:50 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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This coming January, advertisers throughout the land will pay upwards of 1 million dollars for a 30 second spot during the Super Bowl. Seems they’ve come to realize that it only takes 30 careful seconds of planned programming to shape/influence the average American’s decision-making.

How might years of watching violence impact the average viewer ?


36 posted on 12/17/2012 4:35:01 PM PST by MarDav
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To: Hot Tabasco

That HT, is one of the most brilliant remarks that nobody will want to answer.

I shook my head when I read that short and sweet truism.


37 posted on 12/17/2012 4:35:53 PM PST by dforest
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To: jimbo123
This is a very uncomfortable conversation for the Dems to have.

Biden can't give credit to Will & Grace for helping to mainstream fabulous gayness but suddenly claim Hollywood violence has no effect on youngsters.

Thanks to the lefts assault on traditional culture through the almighty Fed and the Supreme Court, parents have lost their ability to control what their children are exposed to. Kids have access to porn, violent video games and the unedited versions of hip-hop songs...all on their phones...parents don't have a chance.

38 posted on 12/17/2012 4:41:28 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: choctaw man
“The reasons for violence in the USA are multifactorial, but media has its part in corrupting the child.”

No question. I agree entirely. I'd also like to say that IMHO people like Tarantino are not very impressive as ‘artists’. I'm sure there are a ton of teenagers out there that could produce equivalent crap with cheap video cameras without a whole lot of extra effort. I have great respect for people who can get on stage on Broadway and act and/or sing, live, but not a whole lot for the standard Hollywood lot.

39 posted on 12/17/2012 4:43:01 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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Madison Avenue and the advertising trade are absolute proof that media has no influence upon the viewing public.

Right?


40 posted on 12/17/2012 4:46:30 PM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence but it is the road to our ruin!)
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To: jimbo123

This is so disgusting, and to think it is being released on Christmas. God surely is sad that this great experiment called America, has gone the same way as the Roman Empire.


41 posted on 12/17/2012 4:48:17 PM PST by marygam (I have extra ducktape for anyone who needs to wrap their head.)
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To: babygene
Perhaps not. But this isn’t about you or other normal people. If everybody was like you and me, we wouldn’t have copycat killings, now would we?

The fact is that a segment of out population, and probably a large segment if you consider youngsters in their formidable years, that ARE susceptible.

So, should Hollywood only make PG family-friendly movies?

42 posted on 12/17/2012 4:48:23 PM PST by Drew68
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To: jimbo123

Denial


43 posted on 12/17/2012 4:48:37 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: jimbo123
"Don't Blame Violent Movies for Newtown Shooting Tragedy"

LMAO!
44 posted on 12/17/2012 4:52:53 PM PST by indthkr
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To: jimbo123

so quentin you pathetic little wanker, i guess advertising doesn’t work either.


45 posted on 12/17/2012 5:00:23 PM PST by bravo whiskey
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Flashback: Harvey Weinstein Calls for Filmmaker Summit on Violence in Movies (Tarantino’s boss!)

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2969707/posts


46 posted on 12/17/2012 5:03:33 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Doogle

they will also ban the Frito Bandito and Speedy Gonzales too. Racist and all. Yet it will be OK to kill whitey.


47 posted on 12/17/2012 5:04:25 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: jimbo123

Tarantino is detestable

But adored by under 45 freepers

A little penis white man


48 posted on 12/17/2012 5:07:53 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: jimbo123
Quentin Tarantino is hit or miss for me. I really liked his "Inglourious Basterds" movie, even if the plot was pretty stupid (like Hitler is going to go into a movie theatre with just one or two guards watching the exits). I liked "Jackie Brown" as well, which featured probably the best looking black woman I ever saw (and Max Cherry reminded me of myself). However, I can't stomach his movies like "Reservoir Dogs" (especially when that cop is being tortured) and the "Kill Bill" series. "Pulp Fiction" was pretty good if you can get past that scene where they jabbed that needle in that woman's heart after a drug OD.

I might check out this movie if only because I'm a history buff and would love to see his portrayal of pre-Civil War America in the South.

Overly violent films repulse me but I am not affected by them. I can watch "The Sopranos" without having the desire to become a mobster and whatnot. Remember that there was violent crime back when wholesome shows like "The Waltons" and "Little House On The Prairie" ruled the airwaves and you had Al Capone, Jesse James and John Dillinger before there was even TV or video games.

49 posted on 12/17/2012 5:10:45 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: jimbo123

Blame the NRA, ya hear me now?!


50 posted on 12/17/2012 5:12:04 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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