I know we have had many cases of the one I’m about to mention here, but we haven’t had one in a while and a bit of discussion is what we’re here for, so here goes…
Many of you (probably especially if you’re in France) have heard about the recent murders of two French students who were stabbed to death and then set alight. If not, here is the
Well anyway, I was just browsing around and got to this article
"Crazed killers knifed two innocent students nearly 250 times in a frenzied attack similar to a gruesome torture scene in a Quentin Tarantino movie. Then the murderers tried to cover their tracks by setting the butchered corpses alight with petrol before firebombing the ground-floor flat. The grisly killings had echoes of a brutal episode in 45-year-old Tarantinoâ€™s film Reservoir Dogs."
I’m sick to my stomach of statements like the one above. Certain parts of the media really seem to have it in for QT. They twist and turn everything to the point of absurdity sometimes. In the case above, ok, there may be a slight connection at best. But seriously, where in any of QT’s filmography do we see somebody being stabbed over 200 times? Has it come to such a point where if somebody is splashed with petrol they’re immediately re-enacting a scene from Reservoir Dogs? It’s ridiculous. The media need to stop blaming films for fucked up acts such as the one towards those poor students. I’m sorry, but it really boils my blood (excuse the expression) when a pathetic correlation like this is made. It really shows ignorance. They should spend their energy more productively instead of doing the easy thing and blaming films. It reached ridiculous levels back when A Clockwork Orange was released in the UK and led to the subsequent pulling of the film from theatres by Kubrick himself. The art form isn’t to blame, look into their character!