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“I’m Shutting Your Butt Down!”: Quentin Tarantino Refuses to Answer Question Regarding Movie Violence

BBC broadcaster Krishnan Guru-Murthyin is the latest journalist to use the opportunity of a sit down interview with Quentin Tarantino to ask about his thoughts on the connection between movie violence and real life atrocities. Terry Gross the host of Fresh Air couldn’t resist popping the question when he appeared on the NPR chat show last week and now Guru-Murthyin is the latest to succumb to what’s developed into a hacky journalistic faux pas when interviewing the iconoclastic filmmaker. Tarantino was asked whether there is a link between enjoying movie violence and real life violence and he responded by saying:

 I just refuse to repeat myself over and over again because you want me to for you and your show. And your ratings.

Guru-Murthyin continued grilling him on the same topic and Tarantino refused to answer. He said:

If anyone cares what I have to say about it, they can Google me and they can look for 20 years what I have to say. But I haven’t changed my opinion one iota.

KGM: No, but you haven’t fleshed it out.

QT: It’s not my job to flesh it out.

KGM: No, it’s my job to try and ask you to.

QT: And I’m shutting your butt down!

Future journalists interviewing Tarantino should consider googling their subject before asking a question he’s answered repeatedly since the early 90s. And they should consider retiring the ratings bait question about the connection between real life violence and movie violence once and for all.

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