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WATCH: Spike Lee Gets Heated About Crowdfunding Criticism, Says "I Was Kick-Starting Before There Was Kickstarter"

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood August 1, 2013 at 12:37PM

In a recent interview with Bloomberg's "Street Smart" host Trish Regan, director Spike Lee loses his cool about the inevitable controversy that arises when a well-known filmmaker turns to Kickstarter for funding -- as Lee has for his upcoming project on blood addiction. "I was kick-starting before there was Kickstarter," Lee says. Also: "You don't know how much money I have. For you to assume what my financial state is, that's wrong." Watch below.
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Spike Lee during his Bloomberg interview
Spike Lee during his Bloomberg interview

In a recent interview with Bloomberg's "Street Smart" host Trish Regan, director Spike Lee loses his cool about the inevitable controversy that arises when a well-known filmmaker turns to Kickstarter for funding -- as Lee has for his upcoming project on blood addiction. "I was kick-starting before there was Kickstarter," Lee says. Also: "You don't know how much money I have. For you to assume what my financial state is, that's wrong." Watch below.

Meanwhile, check out Lee's Essential Film list here. The director's next film, a remake of Korean thriller "Oldboy," hits theaters October 25; check out the red band trailer and poster here.

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