Well this certainly has been “Spike Lee Week” here in S & A, which goes to show that, whether you love him or hate him, you’ll be dammed if you can’t ignore him.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it...
According to the project's Kickstarter page, Spike has already passed the half-million dollar mark, mainly due to New York Knicks supporters.
As of noon today, Spike has received 26 pledges of $10,000, with the perk being dinner with Spike and a courtside seat with him at a Knicks game.
That's over half of the $510,046 from 2,509 pledges that Lee has raised in the first 11 days for the film, for which we know very little about, other than that it's about human beings who are addicted to blood.
A few of the pledges came after that heated interview with Spike on Bloomberg TV, which I posted earlier this morning, during which host Trish Regan questioned the director’s need to use Kickstarter, asserting he had the funds to finance the picture himself; which you have to realize is all of Spike’s Master Plan. Don’t think that for one second he was really angry at Regan for her comments.
Spike, if anything, is.a pro at getting publicity, and you could argue that she played right into his hands, that is, if it wasn’t pre-arranged before the interview aired.
No complaints from me. I love seeing a master at work.