Quentin Tarantino recently sat down for an interview with Joe Rogan on his podcast: The Joe Rogan Experience.
During the podcast session, Rogan asks Tarantino about the Bruce Lee saga which spawned as a result from that one particular scene in his 2019 film: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
Rogan faced backlash for the Bruce Lee scene in the film once it was released, not particularly from the critics, but from Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee.
After seeing Tarantino’s interpretation of her father in the fight scene with Brad Pitt’s character, she told media outlets that she was highly offended.
In an interview with The Wrap, (Shannon) Lee said, “I can understand all the reasoning behind what is portrayed in the movie. I understand that the two characters are antiheroes and this is sort of like a rage fantasy of what would happen… and they’re portraying a period of time that clearly had a lot of racism and exclusion.”
She continued: “I understand they want to make the Brad Pitt character this super bad-ass who could beat up Bruce Lee. But they didn’t need to treat him in the way that white Hollywood did when he was alive.”
Tarantino’s thoughts? He revealed on the podcast with Rogan, “I can understand his daughter having a problem with it. It’s her fucking father. Everybody else: go suck a dick.”
Tarantino is also reportedly coming towards the tail-end of his career, saying that, “Most directors have horrible last movies. Usually their worst movies are their last movies.”
Sounding like he wants to go off on a high note, he added, “That’s the case for most of the Golden Age directors that ended up making their last movies in the late ’60s and the ’70s, then that ended up being the case for most of the New Hollywood directors who made their last movies in the late ’80s and the ’90s.”
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