Last week, we revealed to you; that before retiring, the famous American director Quentin Tarantino was going to embark on this unexpected project for the next year, thus marking his transition from the great to the small screen. And although Tarantino is one of the most recognized filmmakers of his time, the critics of him are not necessarily unanimous. However, he recently insisted on pass a message to; the intention of his detractorsand this, without jargon.
“go see something else”
It was in the 1990s that Quentin Tarantino would become popular at home. internationally, in particular thanks to the film Reservoir Dogs (1992), but also and especially thanks to; Pulp Fiction (1994). Subsequently, the director’s films will then be considered as classics of the genre, ranging from the saga of Kill Bill to; Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019), passing by Inglourious Basterds (2009) or even Django Unchained (2012).
And despite the fact that Tarantino is one of the most recognized contemporary filmmakers, some aspects of the director's films are not necessarily to everyone's taste. While he was the guest from the show “Who's Talking to Chris Wallace” on HBO Max at; the occasion of the promotion of his new book, entitled; Cinema Speculation, Wallace asked him about the various criticisms that could be addressed to him:
You say that you are the conductor, and that the public represents the musicians. So when you hear audiences say, “There's too much violence in the movies. They use the N-word too often,” what do you say?
This & agrave; which Tarantino will simply answer:
In that case, go see something else. If you have a problem with my films, then these are not the films you need to see. Apparently I didn't make them for you.
Indeed, criticism of Tarantino's use of the N-word was particularly evident during the release of the film Django Unchained, where; the word can be found more than a hundred times. À At the time, many people, including director Spike Lee, criticized this point, then felt by some as a form of lack of respect for towards the ancestors of the community; African-American.
However, on this subject, the director has long been defended by one of his regular collaborators, à; Know Samuel L. Jackson, who played in almost all of Tarantino's feature films. During a 2019 interview with Esquire magazine, the actor said :
That's bullshit. You can't just say " a writer that he can't speak, write the words, put the words in the mouths of people of their ethnicities, the way they use their words. You can't do that, because then it becomes an untruth, and that's not fair. This is just not honest.
And to continue in the same vein theme and find out more about Quentin Tarantino’s ultimate film, check out our previous article on the subject, right here.