Quentin Tarantino’s time in Hollywood has been defined by quality rather than quantity. Films that bear the marks of a “Tarantino” signature have achieved a status of niche opulence that has spawned a new class of audience that prefers a certain director over a certain genre. In the years since her glamorous debut with the 1992 crime drama, Reservoir dogs.
The years that followed were characterized by such infallible masterpieces that Hollywood dubbed the director extraordinaire masterpiece collection under the name Tarantino Ten. Nine of those films were shot under the production label of convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein.
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Quentin Tarantino regrets not speaking to Harvey Weinstein
In what may be considered one of the most disturbing cases of men abusing their positions of privilege and power, Harvey Weinstein – the once-famous producer who held Hollywood in the palm of his hand – has been found guilty of multiple charges of rape and sexual assault and was sentenced to 23 years in prison. However, before the #Me too the movement gained clarity and the women who came forward found legal closure, there were rumors that carried only fragmented truths and a fraction of the deviance for which Weinstein later became known.
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In his years serving Hollywood’s big-budget productions from his mountaintop pedestal, one director whose ambitious vision matched Weinstein’s deep pockets was Quentin Tarantino. However, the latter maintains that he was unaware of the true depth of the misconduct perpetrated on Weinstein’s part until it was too late. The Django Unchained the director says:
“I had never heard the stories that came out later. I heard the same stories that everyone had heard. What I would have liked to do was talk to Harvey about it and say, “Harvey, you can’t do that.” To tell you the truth, I attributed it to a “Mad Men” era version of the boss chasing the secretary around the desk. I’m not saying it’s okay. That’s how I heard it… in this category. There was never any mention of rape or anything like that.
The reason I don’t have [say something to Weinstein] was because it’s a very difficult conversation to have. I found that to be pathetic. I felt what he was doing was pathetic and I didn’t want to face his pathetic character.
I didn’t think it was, ‘Okay, you do this for me or you won’t get this movie.’ I have never heard actresses say such a thing. It was just, you know, ‘Don’t get in the back of a limo with him.’ It was easy to compartmentalize that to some extent. Anyway, I feel bad…that I didn’t have a man-to-man conversation with him about it.
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Speaking to HBO correspondent Chris Wallace, Tarantino’s elaborate justification sounds more like a letter of apology to excuse the actions (or lack thereof) of his past than an explanation for his longstanding ignorance of what’s going on. actually happening.
Fans troll Quentin Tarantino’s admission of ignorance
Even if the confession seems too little, too late, Quentin Tarantino does not prevent himself from detailing exclusively the limits to which his thought extended. He said he felt responsible for not recognizing the true nature of his longtime collaborator and for taking active steps to put an end to his actions. But Twitter has no time to examine the fallacy behind Tarantino’s apology admission, but rather exists as a weapon worth wielding against people’s willful ignorance.
Quentin Tarantino on Harvey Weinstein: “I had never heard the stories that came out later” https://t.co/I3fIgNQDpt
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) November 19, 2022
— Johannes Walker (@Walker00101) November 19, 2022
He was too busy pic.twitter.com/9mLwm9UlcU
— Director (@DiggzWorld) November 19, 2022
Next time you decide to lie 😒 lie better
– Do you need 2🤔 (@IamBluPearl) November 19, 2022
It’s a bunch of bullshit. QT and everyone in the Miramax stable knew. Scott Rosenberg wrote an article about it. They ALL knew. QT is just trying to cover his butt. Weinstein and QT were like Lennon/McCartney and would tell me he didn’t know? GTFO.
— Walter Kovacs (@WKovax) November 19, 2022
Quentin Tarantino emerges from the group of Weinstein’s blacklist associates with his head intact, though many insiders claim the director’s admission is false and he was aware of Weinstein’s actions. However, there has never been substantial evidence to properly verify these claims against the pulp Fiction director.