Quentin Tarantino refuses to be fooled, especially his critics who take offense at the grit of his films.
Tarantino is best known for his reluctance to compromise his creativity to satisfy awake critics. He has faced attacks from critics from both the censorship left and the puritan right since his films became household names in the 1990s.
In conversation with Chris Wallace op HBO maxWallace asked the creator of “Pulp Fiction” if he had a message for his detractors.
“You should see [something else]’ said Tarantino. ‘Then you must see something else. If you have a problem with my films, those are not the films to go to.”
“Apparently I’m not making them for you,” he said.
Tarantino recently came under fire from fellow filmmaker Lee Daniels, who objected to Tarantino’s use of racial slurs in his films.
“You have no right to say that,” Daniels said.
“You have no right to say that.”
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Others have attacked Tarantino for the excessive violence in his films, such as the “Kill Bill” duology and “Django unleashed.”
“I know people who could have seen ‘Reservoir Dogs’ and liked it just fine,” Tarantino previously said. said. “But when they hear ‘violence, violence, violence’… they talked about ‘Reservoir Dogs’ as the most violent movie ever made.”
“Now, one day, I might be making the most violent movie ever made and I wouldn’t mind people saying that,” he added. “But I didn’t.”
Despite attacks from those who insult his films, Tarantino has his fair share of supporters, including Samuel L. Jackson, who played leading roles in “Pulp Fiction” and “Django Unchained.”
“It has to be an element of what the story is about,” Jackson said, to defend Tarantino’s overuse of the n-word in the film’s script. “A story is context – but only for laughs? That’s wrong.”
“Anytime someone wants an example of N-word overuse, they go to Quentin — it’s unfair,” Jackson said. “He just tells the story and the characters talk like that too. If Steve McQueen does it [with ’12 Years a Slave’], it’s art. He’s an artist. Quentin is just a popcorn movie maker.”