"Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)
Elliott and the friends with whom he recorded in middle school in Texas (photo courtesy of Dan Pickering)
Quentin Tarantino is really sick of being asked if there’s a link between his movies and real-world violence.
In an interview for Britain’s Channel 4 News, the “Django Unchained” director got heated after Krishnan Guru-Murthy asked, “Why are you so sure that there’s no link between enjoying movie violence and enjoying real violence?”
Tarantino did not like that question one bit, and he was quick to say as much.
“Don’t ask me a question like that — I’m not biting … I refuse your question … It’s none of your damn business what I think about that!” he shot back.
He went on to say that after answering the same question for 20 years, he’s simply tired of talking about it. “The reason I don’t want to talk about it is because I’ve said everything I have to say about it,” he explained.
And perhaps the best part?
“I haven’t changed my opinion one iota … and I am shutting your butt down.”
Heatmiser publicity shot (L-R: Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson, Neil Gust, Elliott Smith) (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott and JJ Gonson (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
"Stray" 7-inch, Cavity Search Records (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott's Hampshire College ID photo, 1987
Elliott with "Le Domino," the guitar he used on "Roman Candle" (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Full "Roman Candle" record cover (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott goofing off in Portland (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Heatmiser (L-R: Elliott Smith, Neil Gust, Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson)(courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
The Greenhouse Sleeve -- Cassette sleeve from Murder of Crows release, 1988, with first appearance of Condor Avenue (photo courtesy of Glynnis Fawkes)