Things got pretty awkward during "Django Unchained" director Quentin Tarantino's recent chat with NPR when the subject of the movie's brutality and tough historical subject matter animus came up once and again (and again and again).
Interviewer Terry Gross, of "Fresh Air", pressed Tarantino about his choice to use "two just abhorrent chapters of history" for cinematic backdrops — "Django" and his 2009 Nazi adventure drama "Inglourious Basterds" — along with inquiries about where his line for cinematic violence would be drawn to avoid hitting a "point of revulsion."
Let's just say her opinions on the movie weren't exactly subtle.
Tarantino explained his choice to write the flicks as, simply, "I actually thought they would be good movies."
"I like the idea of telling these stories and taking stories that oftentimes if played out in the way that they're normally played out just end up becoming soul-deadening because you're just watching victimization all the time, »
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