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SPIKE LEE RESUMES FEUD WITH QUENTIN TARANTINO

December 26, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

Spike Lee has resumed his feud with Quentin Tarantino after learning about the content of Tarantino’s Django Unchained. “It’s disrespectful to my ancestors,” Tarantino told Vibe magazine. He added that his opinion was his own. “I’m not speaking on behalf of anybody else.” In fact, far from receiving criticism, the film has evoked widespread praise […]

SPIKE LEE COHORT SLAMS WHITE-DOMINATED STUDIOS

January 26, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Days after Spike Lee’s obscenity-laced tirade against Hollywood studio executives at the Sundance Film Festival (“They know nothing about black people. Nothing!”), his co-producer and co-writer of Red Hook Summer has accused those same executives of attempting to keep black filmmakers under their thumb. “It’s the same old story: Nothing in this world happens unless […]

SPIKE LEE: WHY HE FINANCED HIS LATEST MOVIE

January 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

When Spike Lee was asked following the screening of his movie Red Hook Summer at the Sundance film festival what he would have done differently if he had had access to a big Hollywood budget, he launched into a high-decibel, expletive-laced rant at studio executives that left those in his audience somewhat shell-shocked. The question […]

FILMS BY RECENTLY DECEASED DIRECTORS SELECTED FOR POSTERITY

December 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Less than a month after the deaths of directors Irvin Kershner and Blake Edwards, two of their films, Kershner’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, produced by George Lucas, and Edwards’s The Pink Panther, produced by Martin Jurow, have been selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in its National Film Registry. The two […]