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Joe Rogan explains why Quentin Tarantino is a “wizard”

Published: 4/Mar/2020 13:46

by Andy Williams


Popular podcast host Joe Rogan has hailed Quentin Tarantino as a “wizard” for his portrayal of violence in movies, giving him “grandfather” status while chatting on the JRE with Suzanne Santo.

Quentin Tarantino is dubbed to be one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. With a lengthy list of accolades under his belt, the 56-year-old has supposedly retired from directing following his tenth film.

And it is his tenth (and final) movie that had Rogan singing his praises during Episode 1435 of the Joe Rogan Experience.

Margot Robbie, Leonardo Dicaprio, Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt in a Once Upon a Time in Hollywood photoshoot.
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was Tarantino’s final film and featured a star-studded cast.

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With a reel of iconic films to his name, Rogan touched on how Tarantino’s unique angle and style of filmmaking gives him “grandfather” status while chatting with Santo.


“Did you see that Quentin Tarantino movie?” Rogan asked. “I did, it was incredible,” Santo replied, before delving into how the plot was “chilling” with particular reference to the characters portrayed throughout.

“Those people that kill those folks – you know how the story turned out,” the podcast host explained before admitting that the happier ending was “way better” than real-life events that actually unfolded — for obvious reasons…

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“Tarantino… He’s a wizard!” Rogan conceded. “He’s the last guy allowed to make a movie like that. When I said that the violence was shocking, I don’t mean that it was bad — I’m not saying that.”


Joe then cited particular reference to a scene where a man resorts to violence with a woman in the film, which he argued was “wild” but acceptable under the premise that Tarantino is “grandfathered in.”

And in terms of Rogan’s rationale, he claimed that “everybody has always known him for having the wildest, craziest f**king scenes” from Pulp Fiction onwards in his career.

Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction.
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Uma Thurman’s iconic Pulp Fiction scene is etched into film lover’s minds everywhere.

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Santo agreed and simply stated that “it’s kind of to be expected,” while Rogan then went on to recall the iconic scene from Pulp Fiction where Uma Thurman is stabbed in the heart with a dose of adrenaline by John Travolta.


Rogan then went on to state that “no one goes deeper than Tarantino” before praising him once more. “The thing is, he can still do a super, ultra-violent movie and people consider it a great art. And I think that’s getting harder and harder to do.”

Santo interjected and said: “If anything, he’s got a formula that continues to work. Yeah, I want to see bad guys get the sh*t kicked out of them — it’s justice!”

The pair evidently showed plenty of admiration for the legendary filmmaker’s work, and perhaps Rogan’s label of Tarantino being a “wizard” will stick? He certainly is the warlock of violence in movies.