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Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars and is arguably one of the most controversial films of the year because of its graphic violence and dark humor. Discussing the violence in the movie, however, proved to be a controversial topic in itself for the director.
According to Entertainment Weekly, British TV newsman Krishnan Guru-Murthy decided to ask Tarantino about the correlation between movie violence and real-life violence, as well as why he likes to make violent movies. Towards the beginning, Tarantino responds by saying, “I’m not biting. I refuse your question.”
After the reporter presses on and keeps bringing the topic up, Tarantino continues to visibly lose his cool. In the video seen below, Tarantino says phrases such as, “I’m not your slave, you’re not my master.”
“I am shutting your butt down,” Tarantino later says. “It’s none of your damn business what I think about that!”
Guru-Murthy was later quoted in The Daily Telegraph as saying that he was “surprised” but that “[Tarantino] didn’t storm off or walk out. It was just a bit of an eruption.”
The film, which was written and directed by Tarantino, stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson.