Quentin Tarantino on blaming Sandy Hook on movie violence: 'It's disrespectful'

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Though "Django Unchained's" premiere was canceled after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. in December, director Quentin Tarantino doesn't think it's right to blame what happened on violence in movies. In fact, he thinks it's disrespectful to those who were affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy.

"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," Tarantino tells NPR after getting annoyed with the interviewer criticizing the violence in "Django." "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."

"Django Unchained" is undoubtedly a violent movie, and has drawn criticism both for its depiction of
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