Quentin Tarantino is currently focused on ‘The Movie Critic’, which he himself has labeled as the last film he intends to direct. However, that has not prevented him from finding time to organize a special showing of ‘The ex-prisoner of Korea’ at the Cannes Film Festival, where he has taken the opportunity to talk about other topics, such as the film starring Harrison Ford who believes that he falls into gratuitous violence and what is for him the red line that cinema should never cross.
Anyone who is familiar with the cinema of the author of ‘The Hateful Eight’ knows that violence has a strong presence in his films, but even he knows that there are films in which the use of violence is not justified. In this regard, he highlighted the case of ‘Patriots game’ and how much he was annoyed by the movie’s treatment of his villain:
The mere fact that the villain was so easy to understand was too much for the filmmakers. So they had to make him crazy. That is what offended me morally.
“It bothers me a lot to kill animals in movies”
Besides, even Tarantino has a very clear limit regarding the use of violence on screen: that it be suffered by animals. The director of ‘Django Unchained’ is against showing real deaths on screen and said the following on this subject:
It bothers me a lot to kill animals in movies. But I also mean insects. Unless I pay to see some weird bizarre documentary, I don’t pay to see actual deaths. Part of the way this all works is that it’s fake; that’s why I can bear violent scenes.
Lastly, Tarantino also highlighted that he might enjoy ‘The Ex-Prisoner of Korea’ a lot, but he is aware that paul schraderits screenwriter, was very dissatisfied with the final result, comparing it to what happened to him with ‘Born Assassins’, one of the few titles written by Tarantino that he did not direct:
He doesn’t recognize the movie any more than I recognize Oliver Stone’s version of Natural Born Killers.
Of course, Tarantino pointed out that he himself Johnny Cash once told him that they were a fan of ‘Born Assassins’ and that “I didn’t tell him he was wrong“, thus implying that he understands that what happened in his case is part of the process.
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