www.411mania.com
|  News |  Film Reviews |  Columns |  DVD/Other Reviews |  News Report |
SPOTLIGHTS  SPOTLIGHTS
MOVIES/TV
// Trailer For Mad Max: Fury Road Is Here!
MUSIC
// Aubrey O'Day Shows Off Assets In Skimpy Concert Outfit on Instagram
WRESTLING
// TMZ Reports That Spike TV Has Cancelled Impact Wrestling
MMA
// Top 10 Josh Thomson Fights
GAMES
// The Walking Dead Season Three Announced


MOVIE REVIEW  MOVIE REVIEWS
//  Hercules Review
//  Lucy Review
//  Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Review
//  Life Itself Review
//  The Purge: Anarchy Review
//  Planes: Fire & Rescue
 HOT MOVIES
//  The Dark Knight Rises
//  The Avengers
//  Prometheus
//  The Amazing Spider-Man
//  Iron Man 3
//  The Hobbit
SYNDICATE  SYNDICATE



411mania RSS Feeds





Follow 411mania on Twitter!




Add 411 On Facebook
 


 
 411mania » Movies » News

Advertisement
[Movies] Quentin Tarantino Says He Hates John Ford
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.26.2012



Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he absolutely hates the legendary western director John Ford. Tarantino was speaking with Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. for The Root while promoting Django Unchained and called Ford--who directed the likes of The Searchers, Fort Apache and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon--a racist for appearing as a KKK member in The Birth of a Nation.

"[As] you may well know, director John Ford was one of the Klansmen in The Birth of a Nation, so I even speculate in the piece: Well, John Ford put on a Klan uniform for D.W. Griffith," he said. "What was that about? What did that take? He can't say he didn't know the material. Everybody knew The Clansman at that time as a piece of material," said Tarantino. "And touring companies were doing plays of it all the time. And yet he put on the Klan uniform. He got on the horse. He rode hard to black subjugation."

He continues, "One of my American Western heroes is not John Ford, obviously. To say the least, I hate him. Forget about faceless Indians he killed like zombies. It really is people like that that kept alive this idea of Anglo-Saxon humanity compared to everybody else's humanity -- and the idea that that's hogwash is a very new idea in relative terms. And you can see it in the cinema in the '30s and '40s -- it's still there. And even in the '50s."





MUST-READ 411 STORIES:

New Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer

Top 8 Cosmic Comic Book Characters

Top 8 WWE vs. NXT Fantasy Matches


comments powered by Disqus







www.41mania.com
Copyright (c) 2011 411mania.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
Click here for our privacy policy. Please help us serve you better, fill out our survey.
Use of this site signifies your agreement to our terms of use.