It has often been noted by directors, actors and the like that film junkets are an unfortunate necessity in their line of work: their movie must be promoted, and in order to do so they must answer a barrage of questions, most of which are similar if not exactly the same.
However, in the same way that it is necessary for Quentin Tarantino to attend interviews and answer questions, it is also necessary for Channel 4 journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy to attend interviews and ask questions. Unfortunately, the end result of the pair meeting up to discuss Tarantino's new release Django Unchained didn't go so well, with the Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction director becoming a little hostile when Guru-Murthy asked for his opinion regarding the relation between violence in his movies and real-life violence.
"It's none of your damn business what I think about that," replied Tarantino, after telling Guru-Murthy that he was "shutting [his] butt down."
"I have explained this many times in the last 20 years, I just refuse to repeat myself over and over again because you want me to," explained the director, telling Guru-Murthy that he didn't want to help improve his show's ratings. "It's not about our ratings," replied Guru-Murthy, explaining that the show was a "news programme, not a film programme" and therefore "explored more serious themes."
The UK loves you, Tarantino, and we can't wait until January 18th when Django Unchained finally releases over here, but dammit man, LEAVE KRISHNAN GURU-MURTHY AND HIS WONDERFULLY HARMLESS FACE ALONE.
Watch the entire interview below.
Paul Tamburro is the UK Editor of Crave Online. Follow him on Twitter @PaulTamburro