Quentin Tarantino, who makes his living creating some of the most violent mainstream movies, sounded off this weekend on the notion that violence in film is partly to blame for tragedies like the Sandy Hook Massacre.
"I just think you know there's violence in the world, tragedies happen, blame the playmakers," he said, adding: "It's a western. Give me a break."
But Jamie Foxx, who stars in the movie, had a more nuanced view:
"We cannot turn our back and say that violence in films or anything that we do doesn't have a sort of influence. It does."