Quentin Tarantino has said that the Hollywood community made fun of two prominent Israeli directors “in an antisemitic way”.
Last week, the prolific director spoke in a Jerusalem Film Festival panel, where he expressed the admiration of both himself and his Pulp Fiction partner, Roger Avery, for Israeli directors Menachem Golan and Yoram Globus and their company, Cannon Films. “I loved Cannon Films in the ’80s. I was really enamoured with that company. We thought if we could meet Menahem and Yoram, they would give us a chance,” he said.
He added that “the American press and trade papers would make fun of them, the Hollywood community would make fun of them and not take them seriously and frankly, in an antisemitic way.” Mr Tarantino added: “What me and Roger saw were two guys trying to take on the industry, trying to take on Hollywood and make the movies they wanted to make.”