When the writer and director behind such films as “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown,” “The Hateful Eight,” and most recently “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” appeared on HBO Max’s “Who’s Talking With Chris Wallace” to promote his upcoming new book “Cinema Speculation,” he discussed the mature subject matter that can be found in his work.
According to Variety, Wallace posed the following question to the Academy Award victor: “Therefore, when people say things like, “Well, there’s just much too much bloodshed in his movies. The n-word is used far too frequently by him. What do you mean?”
Tarantino’s response was, “You should watch [something else],” and he meant it. “After that, look at something else. If you have issues with my films, then you shouldn’t bother going to see them because they aren’t good. It would appear that I am not preparing them for you.”
The majority of Tarantino’s career has been marked by criticism around his use of the n-word.
In the late 1990s, Spike Lee voiced his disagreement with Quentin Tarantino’s use of the racial slur in the film “Jackie Brown.” Then, in 2012, Lee announced that he would not watch “Django Unchained,” a film directed by Quentin Tarantino in which Jamie Foxx portrays a freed slave who is attempting to rescue his wife from a plantation owner. The movie contains nearly 100 different instances of the racial slur “N-word.”
“The only thing I’m going to add is that it shows a lack of respect for my forefathers. That is merely my opinion. I’m not speaking on anyone else’s behalf when I say this, “During that time, Lee stated to Vibe Magazine.
Samuel L. Jackson, on the other hand, who has appeared in multiple movies directed by both Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino, including the two that were mentioned above, claims that he has never had a problem with the scripts that Tarantino has written for his films.
Jackson once commented to Esquire magazine that the claim was “some crap.” “You can’t just tell a writer that he can’t talk, write the words, or put the words in the mouths of the people from their ethnicities and the way that they use their words. You are not permitted to do that since doing so would constitute telling a lie and would be dishonest. It’s just not honest.”