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Interview: Spike Lee Talks to S&A About His Next Film, Casting New Talent, and Why He's Taking to Kickstarter

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • July 24, 2013 4:49 PM
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As Tambay noted yesterday, I got a chance to talk one-on-one with director Spike Lee about his recently launched Kickstarter campaign to raise $1.25 million for his next feature film. Specifically, he's said that he reads this site and others, is aware of both the positive and negative responses to his campaign, and wanted to address some details about his project and what it means.
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Spike Lee Answers Your Questions About His Kickstarter Campaign: Calls It 'Sexy, Racy Thriller'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2013 11:46 AM
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As I noted yesterday, a couple of weeks ago, I received an email alerting me to an upcoming big announcement Spike Lee was scheduled to make at his 40 Acres Brooklyn office. We (the press) were to congregate there last week Monday to witness firsthand what Spike's revelation was to be. The announcement got pushed back to this week (to this morning, actually), and Jasmin was there to get the details for S&A.
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Not Exactly A Surprise - Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Gets An 'R' Rating

  • By Sergio
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  • July 17, 2013 7:13 PM
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You were expecting a PG rating maybe?
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First Trailer For Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Arrives! And It's Red-Band Too!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2013 4:00 PM
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Spike Lee, HBO & Mike Tyson Team Up Again For 'Undisputed Truth' (Remember 'Da Brick'?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 25, 2013 5:41 PM
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Lo-res Teaser Poster For Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Marks Time...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 14, 2013 8:29 PM
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FilmDistrict will release Spike Lee's Oldboy adaptation, which stars Josh Brolin, along with Sharlto Copley, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, and others, wide, on October 11, 2013.
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Might Spike Lee Direct The Recently-Announced Contemporary 'Porgy And Bess' Film?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 12, 2013 11:26 AM
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An addendum to last week's news that a "re-envisioned" contemporary film version of Porgy And Bess is in development, with producers Mike Medavoy and Bobby Geisler at the helm, and the Gershwin family and estate of lyricist DuBose Heyward, directly involved, which they are hoping will be "a lot better" than the 1959 film starring Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge, directed by Otto Preminger.
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'Malcolm X' Revisited

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • March 11, 2013 1:54 PM
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There's a scene in Spike Lee's "Malcolm X" (1992) where the title character recalls his mother being harassed by the Ku Klux Klan in Nebraska while pregnant with him. They shatter her windows with rifles as she frantically pleads to be left alone with her children. A white band of KKK members cover the skyline, riding off into the moon. One of the most visually striking scenes in the film, it immediately sets the context into which Malcolm was born, one that he'd spend his life combating.

Why Do You Think Mookie Threw A Trash Can Into Sal’s Pizzeria Window In 'Do The Right Thing?'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 26, 2013 4:09 PM
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This was a debate we had on the old site, almost 4 years ago, when only about 100 people were reading it. Ok, so there were more than that, but you get the point!
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Spike Lee's 'Go Brazil, Go!' Will Tackle Race Problem + May Debut At Cannes 2014 + Pics

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2013 6:21 PM
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It's been almost a year since I last wrote about this upcoming project from Spike Lee - a feature documentary titled Go Brazil, Go!, which will focus on the rise of that country (on the move, particularly politically and economically) on the international scene, as one of the BRIC countries, an acronym that refers to Brazil, Russia, India and China, all gradually shifting global economic power away from the so-called long-dominating developed G7 economies. It is estimated that BRIC economies will overtake G7 economies by 2027, as the balance of power gradually shifts.
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