Violence in pop culture and its relation to real-life violence and 'Django Unchained': these are white hot controversies streaming through the public discourse right now. And they've just rammed into each other in captivating fashion in an interview between 'Django' writer-director Quentin Tarantino and British journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy. This is must-see TV, folks.
There are way too many incredible Quentin Tarantino movie scenes to list them all, but what about that one from 'Kill Bill,' where Uma Thurman and Lucy Liu exchange a quiet "Trix are for Kids" line before the storm of samurai swords? Or how about Thurman, again, turning to John Travolta outside the Jack Rabbit Slim's in 'Pulp Fiction' and saying, "An Elvis man should love it."
Tarantino, who recently experienced the theatrical debut of his latest project 'Django Unchained,' loves to insert pop culture references in all his films. If you thought it was nearly impossible to document every single one he's ever been made... well, you might be right. However, there's now a supercut of most of these said references in one convenient six-minute video.
Quentin Tarantino has the ability to cast just about any actor he wants to. Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro - you know the list. But what top-tier actor is the writer-director most anxious to team up with next? Why, none other than Jack Sparrow himself, Johnny Depp! How's that for a movie geek's dream?
Few directors working today offer more surprises per film than Quentin Tarantino, which is why it pays to go into his films knowing as little as possible before hand. But most of Tarantino's surprises are seasoned with a characteristically impressive nerve, which allows him to get away with things most filmmakers might shy away from. Her
'Django Unchained' is a very good movie (read our full review here) and a Golden Globe nominee but one thing we never thought it was, is an inspiration for toys. Something about a super bloody slavery revenge thriller doesn't seem to lend itself to a toy line but apparently someone thought it did and a new set of action figures are on their way. Just in time for Christmas!
How would you like to see Quentin Tarantino direct a superhero movie? Before you pass out do to overload of geek whimsy, we'll have to quickly inform you that it's not happening, at least, not at the moment. But QT came surprisingly close to making one almost twenty years ago. Read what the director has to say about it after the break.