In an effort to promote his new book — titled “Cinema Speculation” — of film criticisms, essays, and general musing, iconic director Quentin Tarantino has been doing a *ton* of press in recent weeks, and as a result, has given the pop culture world tons to chew on.
He’s responded to Kanye West’s delusional claim that he had the idea for Django Unchained and identified which of his films he thinks is best. He’s revealed that he’s developing an eight-episode TV series and has now also responded to the criticism of the language he uses in his films, particularly the N-word.
“You talk about being the conductor and the audience being the orchestra. So when people say, ‘Well there’s too much violence in his movies. He uses the N-word too often.’ You say what?” host Chris Wallace asked Tarantino on the HBO Max series Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace.
“You should see [something else],” Tarantino responded. “Then see something else. If you have a problem with my movies then they aren’t the movies to go see. Apparently I’m not making them for you.”
For what it’s worth, Tarantino’s most prominent Black collaborator, the legendary Samuel L. Jackson, has long defended the use of the word in Tarantino’s scripts, as did Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx.
As mentioned above, Tarantino recently revealed his next project will be an eight-episode TV series (it’ll apparently shoot next year), although no concrete details about the show — such as its plot, cast, or network — have been confirmed.
That’ll certainly be welcome news for fans of Tarantino as it not only means he’ll be putting more art into the world but it also further delays his self-imposed retirement following the release of his tenth feature film (or at least so he’s claimed in the past).