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poppys

Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman opens 1 year after Charlottesville



Really good interview last night.


“We wanted people to understand that history repeats itself, and I feel we’re in a very tumultuous time,” Spike Lee tells NBC News’ Lester Holt of his new film, set in the ‘70s, about a black cop who managed to infiltrate the KKK. Aug.06.2018


https://www.nbcnews.com/n...3410883522


‘BlacKkKlansman’: Real-Life Ron Stallworth Says David Duke Was Concerned About His Portrayal



https://deadline.com/2018...02441281/


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Based on a true story, Spike Lee’s forthcoming BlacKkKlansman follows John David Washington’s Ron Stallworth, the first Black Colorado Springs officer who successfully went undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan, ultimately becoming the leader of its local chapter and gaining the trust of Grand Wizard David Duke (Topher Grace). Lester Holt interviewed the real-life Stallworth tonight’s NBC Nightly News and he shared an interesting conversation that he recently had with the Grand Wizard-turned-politician.

** Discussion about the use of Prince's song here **

(UPDATED with NEW "Mary Don't You Weep" video) Article: SPIKE LEE uses unreleased PRINCE recording in his new movie

http://prince.org/msg/7/455851

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Reply #1 posted 08/07/18 6:58am

Musicslave

I look forward to seeing this. Spike cracks me up in that interview. John David Washington looks like his mom btw.

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I'm glad Spike ends it with the mayhem from Charlottesville. He got permission from Heather Heyer's mom to show the actual footage of cause of death.

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Reply #2 posted 08/07/18 7:05am

poppys

Musicslave said:

I look forward to seeing this. Spike cracks me up in that interview. John David Washington looks like his mom btw.

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I'm glad Spike ends it with the mayhem from Charlottesville. He got permission from Heather Heyer's mom to show the actual footage of cause of death.


Wow, that is disturbing but good. She is a brave like Emmett Till's mom was. rose


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Reply #3 posted 08/07/18 7:40am

2elijah

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Just found out a few days ago that this was a true story. I am going to see this.
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Reply #4 posted 08/07/18 8:02am

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poppys said:



Musicslave said:


I look forward to seeing this. Spike cracks me up in that interview. John David Washington looks like his mom btw.


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I'm glad Spike ends it with the mayhem from Charlottesville. He got permission from Heather Heyer's mom to show the actual footage of cause of death.




Wow, that is disturbing but good. She is a brave like Emmett Till's mom was. rose



Is this the bit where Mary Don’t You Weep plays? I’ve been very critical of the estate for their choice of release, but I can see how powerful that song could be over this footage. I will be watching this too.
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Reply #5 posted 08/07/18 8:24am

poppys

Can't wait to see this film. Just like Do the Right Thing, summer of '89. Spike was in a good mood in that interview, he was cackling that Duke was interested enough in (himself) in the movie to reach out, cracked Spike up. White Supremacists be vain. lol He had plastic surgery too. They booted him out of the Klan for ripping them off. You can't make this stuff up.

wiki tidbits -

...Consistent with Gomez's observation, Duke in the latter 1980s reportedly had his nose thinned and chin augmented. Following his election to the Louisiana House of Representatives, he shaved his mustache.[33][34] Gomez, in his 2000 autobiography, wrote about Duke:

...In the late 1970s, Duke was accused by several Klan officials of stealing the organization's money. "Duke is nothing but a con artist", Jack Gregory, Duke's Florida state leader, told the Clearwater Sun after Duke allegedly refused to turn over proceeds from a series of 1979 Klan rallies to the Knights. Another Klan official under Duke, Jerry Dutton, told reporters that Duke had used Klan funds to purchase and refurbish his home in Metairie. Duke later justified the repairs by saying most of his home was used by the Klan.

...In 1979, after his first, abortive run for president (as a Democrat) and a series of highly publicized violent Klan incidents, Duke quietly incorporated the nonprofit National Association for the Advancement of White People (NAAWP) in an attempt to leave the baggage of the Klan behind.



...Duke promotes the white genocide conspiracy theory and explicitly claims that Jews are "organising white genocide".[93][94][95][96][97] In 2017 he accused Anthony Bourdain of promoting white genocide.[98][99]

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Reply #6 posted 08/07/18 8:27am

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In an interview last week, Spike called Donald Trump "A man of hate, violence", who is on the wrong side of history. No truer words have been spoken

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Reply #7 posted 08/07/18 9:37am

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jjhunsecker said:

In an interview last week, Spike called Donald Trump "A man of hate, violence", who is on the wrong side of history. No truer words have been spoken


Admit I have a lifelong crush on Spike Lee's brain. love

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Reply #8 posted 08/07/18 2:31pm

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2elijah said:

Just found out a few days ago that this was a true story. I am going to see this.


Can't wait. I hear it got a 10 min standing ovation at Cannes

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Reply #9 posted 08/07/18 8:09pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:



2elijah said:


Just found out a few days ago that this was a true story. I am going to see this.


Can't wait. I hear it got a 10 min standing ovation at Cannes


Wow, I guess Spike did good with this one.
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Reply #10 posted 08/07/18 9:12pm

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poppys said:



Really good interview last night.


“We wanted people to understand that history repeats itself, and I feel we’re in a very tumultuous time,” Spike Lee tells NBC News’ Lester Holt of his new film, set in the ‘70s, about a black cop who managed to infiltrate the KKK. Aug.06.2018


https://www.nbcnews.com/n...3410883522


‘BlacKkKlansman’: Real-Life Ron Stallworth Says David Duke Was Concerned About His Portrayal



https://deadline.com/2018...02441281/


screen-shot-2018-08-06-at-3-41-30-pm.png?w=446&h=299&crop=1

Based on a true story, Spike Lee’s forthcoming BlacKkKlansman follows John David Washington’s Ron Stallworth, the first Black Colorado Springs officer who successfully went undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan, ultimately becoming the leader of its local chapter and gaining the trust of Grand Wizard David Duke (Topher Grace). Lester Holt interviewed the real-life Stallworth tonight’s NBC Nightly News and he shared an interesting conversation that he recently had with the Grand Wizard-turned-politician.

[Edited 8/7/18 8:26am]



Note the shirt.

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Reply #11 posted 08/08/18 11:03am

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Movie geek website, joblo.com, is giving this a a glowing review. Sounds like it's a return to form for Spike. Cool! I'd see it anyway just on Lee's track record and the inclusion of Prince on the soundtrack. If the film's as good as they say, all the better. cool

http://www.joblo.com/movi...ansman-226








[Edited 8/8/18 11:05am]

We were HERE, where were you?

4 those that knew the number and didn't call... fk all y'all!
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Reply #12 posted 08/08/18 11:47am

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RodeoSchro said:

poppys said:



Really good interview last night.


“We wanted people to understand that history repeats itself, and I feel we’re in a very tumultuous time,” Spike Lee tells NBC News’ Lester Holt of his new film, set in the ‘70s, about a black cop who managed to infiltrate the KKK. Aug.06.2018


https://www.nbcnews.com/n...3410883522


‘BlacKkKlansman’: Real-Life Ron Stallworth Says David Duke Was Concerned About His Portrayal



https://deadline.com/2018...02441281/


screen-shot-2018-08-06-at-3-41-30-pm.png?w=446&h=299&crop=1

Based on a true story, Spike Lee’s forthcoming BlacKkKlansman follows John David Washington’s Ron Stallworth, the first Black Colorado Springs officer who successfully went undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan, ultimately becoming the leader of its local chapter and gaining the trust of Grand Wizard David Duke (Topher Grace). Lester Holt interviewed the real-life Stallworth tonight’s NBC Nightly News and he shared an interesting conversation that he recently had with the Grand Wizard-turned-politician.

[Edited 8/7/18 8:26am]



Note the shirt.


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"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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Reply #13 posted 08/10/18 7:20am

poppys


Another great interview with both of them on CBS This Morning. Stallworth was wearing a different Beto t-shirt and Spike was wearing a shirt that said God Protect Robert Mueller. Stallworth still carries his KKK card from 1979 in his wallet. It's showing at the Prytania, a great old theater near my house, starting at noon today!!!


[Edited 8/10/18 7:26am]

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Reply #14 posted 08/10/18 1:58pm

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I don't know where else to put this but this seems as good a place as any.

Conviceted felon Dinesh D'Souza's new schtick is lableing white nationalists and people like Richard Spencer "leftists, while the nazi march on DC is titled "Unite the Right". I think these individuals are disconnected from reality.

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Reply #15 posted 08/10/18 1:59pm

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2elijah said:

Just found out a few days ago that this was a true story. I am going to see this.


only the KKK is dumb enough to be infiltrated by a black and a jewsish person.

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Reply #16 posted 08/10/18 2:00pm

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herb4 said:

2elijah said:

Just found out a few days ago that this was a true story. I am going to see this.


only the KKK is dumb enough to be infiltrated by a black and a jewsish person.

nod The film should be very interesting. I am looking forward to it.

"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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Reply #17 posted 08/10/18 2:03pm

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I can't wait to see this movie! I've been looking forward to it since I first heard about it.

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Reply #18 posted 08/10/18 2:11pm

poppys

herb4 said:

2elijah said:

Just found out a few days ago that this was a true story. I am going to see this.


only the KKK is dumb enough to be infiltrated by a black and a jewish person.

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Reply #19 posted 08/10/18 2:46pm

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We were HERE, where were you?

4 those that knew the number and didn't call... fk all y'all!
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Reply #20 posted 08/10/18 3:03pm

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herb4 said:

I don't know where else to put this but this seems as good a place as any.

Conviceted felon Dinesh D'Souza's new schtick is lableing white nationalists and people like Richard Spencer "leftists, while the nazi march on DC is titled "Unite the Right". I think these individuals are disconnected from reality.

Dinesh D'Souza is absolute garbage.

"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost".
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Reply #21 posted 08/10/18 3:11pm

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When is the US govt going 2 eradicte groups like the KKK?

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Reply #22 posted 08/10/18 3:40pm

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13cjk13 said:



herb4 said:


I don't know where else to put this but this seems as good a place as any.

Conviceted felon Dinesh D'Souza's new schtick is lableing white nationalists and people like Richard Spencer "leftists, while the nazi march on DC is titled "Unite the Right". I think these individuals are disconnected from reality.



Dinesh D'Souza is absolute garbage.



I was reading through some of Gunga Din D'Souza's latest "book ", and it was like watching "Black Mirror " (or "Twilight Zone " for us older folks)... Here was a non/White man actually excusing White Nationalists like scumbag Spencer, and making them sound harmless. After that I put the book down and vomited
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Reply #23 posted 08/10/18 3:42pm

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Graycap23 said:

When is the US govt going 2 eradicte groups like the KKK?



And have Trump lose an essential part of his base??
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Reply #24 posted 08/10/18 3:43pm

poppys

jjhunsecker said:

13cjk13 said:

Dinesh D'Souza is absolute garbage.

I was reading through some of Gunga Din D'Souza's latest "book ", and it was like watching "Black Mirror " (or "Twilight Zone " for us older folks)... Here was a non/White man actually excusing White Nationalists like scumbag Spencer, and making them sound harmless. After that I put the book down and vomited


I hate Richard Fucking Spencer with a passion. Anyone who could defend him I also hate.

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Reply #25 posted 08/10/18 3:53pm

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I see the score by Terence Blanchard is out there, but don't see the soundtrack listed yet. Interested in seeing who else other than Prince is on there, expecting some period appropriate tracks.

We were HERE, where were you?

4 those that knew the number and didn't call... fk all y'all!
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Reply #26 posted 08/10/18 3:58pm

poppys

^^ Great Cover.

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I love Terence Blanchard too.

[Edited 8/10/18 16:12pm]

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Agreed! wink

I'm pretty sure he's done scores for Spike before, but I usually pay more attention to Spike's soundtracks than the scores. IIRC Blanchard did Malcolm X.


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Reply #28 posted 08/10/18 4:15pm

poppys

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Reply #29 posted 08/10/18 4:16pm

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Now THAT is funny!! lol

We were HERE, where were you?

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