Nation’s largest police union threatens Quentin Tarantino with “surprise”

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Head Of Country’s Largest Police Union Says He Has ‘Surprise’ For Quentin Tarantino.

Quentin Tarantino stuck to his guns Friday during an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” — with the host backing him up against his critics. “It’s a hydra, it’s a snake with many heads,” Tarantino said. “But the biggest head that needs to be chopped off first is this blue wall idea. The acclaimed 52-year-old actor/director/writer — who has helmed movies like “Pulp Fiction,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “Inglourious Basterds,”Kill Bill” and “Django Unchained — got into hot water last month when he discussed police brutality at a rally in New York City and called some officers “murderers.” Many police unions, including here in Los Angeles — have called for a boycott of Tarantino’s next film, “The Hateful Eight” due out at Christmas.The executive director of the largest police union in the country is threatening a ‘surprise’ for Quentin Tarantino after the director drew its ire for comments about police brutality.Three months after we got our first glimpse of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, the Weinstein Company has dropped a second trailer for the Kill Bill director’s epic new Western. “Now what would make a man brave a blizzard and kill in cold blood? The fact that they will protect their own as opposed to put themselves at the betterment of citizenry.” Tarantino repeatedly flashed the peace sign as he entered the stage and stayed with his message that his critics are twisting his words and ignoring the real issues.

The “Django Unchained” director called out what he considers the “murder” of unarmed people by law enforcement officers during a rally organized by RiseUpOctober. I’m sure I don’t know.” It’s a few years after the Civil War, and John “the Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) is transporting a feisty fugitive named Daisy (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to the noose in Red Rock that has her name on it. The popular filmmaker drew the ire of law enforcement groups last month after he declared at a protest in Washington Square Park that people should “rise up” against police brutality. “But they’re not dealing in a fair issue. But a boycott is not enough; now the unions really want to hurt him where it counts, said FOP executive director Jim Pasco to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday. “Something is in the works, but the element of surprise is the most important element,” Pasco said. “Something could happen anytime between now and (movie premiere).

Tarantino has stood firm, telling MSNBC’s Chris Hayes in an exclusive interview on Wednesday, “I was under the impression I was an American and that I had First Amendment rights, and there was no problem with me going to an anti-police brutality protest and speaking my mind. Jackson), John and Daisy duck inside a massive log cabin to seek shelter from a snowstorm, only to discover that the place is filled with various ne’er-do-wells, which the trailer introduces with title cards (The Sheriff, The Mexcian, The Cow Puncher). “No one said this job was supposed to be easy,” Russell growls through the pipe in his teeth. Maher said he empathized with the “Pulp Fiction” director, comparing Tarantino’s brouhaha with the police to the flak he received for his own controversial comments after 9/11. I never even implied that.” He has refused to apologize for his words saying the police would rather “shut me down,” than focus the issue of police brutality. Nor did he detail how police unions could damage a movie — another of Tarantino’s patented bloody epics, by all accounts — by calling even more attention to it.

Maher was fired from his ABC show “Politically Incorrect” in the aftermath of Sept. 11 for saying that the terrorists who flew the planes into the World Trade Center towers were “not cowardly.” Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again. Scott Mendelson, a film-industry reporter, recalled Friday in Forbes (a magazine not usually associated with liberals) what happened a year ago, when Hollywood was so freaked out by online threats (allegedly by North Korea) against the North Korea-mocking movie The Interview, that premieres were canceled and it was briefly pulled from theaters. What the police unions are trying to do to Tarantino’s film amounts to something similar, he wrote, calling for similar outrage: It’s “a grand act of intimidation and absolutely beyond the pale for someone proclaiming to represent those who protect and/or serve.

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