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Quentin Tarantino won't respond to Spike Lee's comments on 'Django Unchained,' calls placing blame on movie violence for shootings 'disrespectful'

By Gina DiFalco,

Quentin Tarantino won’t respond to director Spike Lee’s comments on his film Django Unchained

Lee said in an interview that the film, starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson, is “disrespectful to my ancestors.”

Tarantino said he won’t "waste time" replying to those comments, The Telegraph reports.

Moreover, when it comes to another controversy involving the film, he’s a little more vocal.

To critics who say that movies like Django are responsible for the tragic shootings such as the recent Newtown, Connecticut one, Tarantino says it’s “disrespectful.”

During an interview with NPR, Tarantino got annoyed when his film was called sadistic by Terry Gross.

“Yeah, I am. I'm really annoyed. I think it's disrespectful to their memory, actually ... to talk about movies. I think it's totally disrespectful to their memory. Obviously, the issue is gun control and mental health.”

He added "I've been asked this question for 20 years -- about the effects of violence in movies related to violence in real life. My answer is the same 20 years ago. It hasn't changed one iota. Obviously, I don't think one has to do with the other."

 

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