The Weinstein Company announced that today’s LA premiere of “Django Unchained,” the latest movie from director Quentin Tarantino, had been canceled in light of the tragedy at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut.
It’s time that Tarantino and all other movie directors who portray acts of excessive violence in their films, took a hard look at their work – and wonder whether it doesn’t impact on our culture, birthing monsters like the one who took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults late last week.
At least, that’s where Nicole Clark, a documentary producer, stands.
“Quentin Tarantino seems to believe he is magically disconnected from the human race. Somehow everything he creates has no impact on us?” Clark says for Fox News, in response to Tarantino’s refusal to defend his movies anymore.
“He’s not the only director or movie producer who denies any negative effect from their work. But ask any of these producers or directors if they think films can have a positive effect on society, and they will instantly say yes,” Clark further says.
These comments come hot on the heels of Jamie Foxx’s statement on the need for the movie industry to take responsibility and not pretend like violent films have no impact whatsoever on our society. Ironically, Foxx is one of the three leading men in “Django Unchained.”