After last week’s horrific massacre in Colorado, many people have been pressuring President Obama and Mitt Romney to take action and create tougher gun laws. One man pushing that belief forward is Weinstein Company owner Harvey Weinstein.
Weinstein, known by many who have worked under him or appeared in his films as The Punisher, has released a statement saying that, in light of recent events, it is time for everyone in the film business to sit down and discuss what is going on:
“I think as filmmakers we should sit down — the Marty Scorseses, the Quentin Tarantinos and hopefully all of us who deal in violence in movies — and discuss our role in that.”
While Weinstein is responsible for bringing us many classic dramas, including GOOD WILL HUNTING and THE KING’S SPEECH, he is also responsible for bringing us some of the most violent. His Quentin Tarantino collection alone speaks volumes, with KILL BILL, PULP FICTION, and INGLOURIOUS BASTARDS near the top. It’s a dilemma that has definitely plagued the producer over the years:
“I’ve been involved with violent movies, and then I’ve said at a certain point, ‘I can’t take it anymore. Please cut it,’…You know, you’ve got to respect the filmmaker, and it’s a really tough issue.”
Next up for Weinstein, however, is DJANGO UNCHAINED, SIN CITY 2, and HALLOWEEN 3, all of which have pretty gruesome plots.