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Reply #60 posted 08/14/18 1:35pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:

jjhunsecker said:

djThunderfunk said: I don't get to the movie theater that often, but my wife and I plan to catch this one


Good for you! Films like this should be seen in a theater - it is a collective experience. Also, you are supporting filmmakers like Lee who engages his audiences in thought provoking storytelling.




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I get migraines at the theater, I don't at home. And when I buy a Bluray for $20+, I'm supporting the filmmaker as much as someone who buys a ticket.

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Reply #61 posted 08/14/18 1:36pm

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Spike catches a lot of shit for some reason. I guess he should "just shut up" or something but his filmography is quite strong. I don't like all of them but few of them outright suck

I mean...see for yourself.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_Lee_filmography



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Reply #62 posted 08/14/18 3:15pm

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Buffering stinks.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #63 posted 08/14/18 4:44pm

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djThunderfunk said:

DiminutiveRocker said:


Good for you! Films like this should be seen in a theater - it is a collective experience. Also, you are supporting filmmakers like Lee who engages his audiences in thought provoking storytelling.




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I get migraines at the theater, I don't at home. And when I buy a Bluray for $20+, I'm supporting the filmmaker as much as someone who buys a ticket.


Actually, you don't. I know because I work in Home Entertainment and the revenue for Blu-rays and DVDs is little to nothing, which means the filmmakers get even less.


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Reply #64 posted 08/14/18 4:57pm

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herb4 said:

Spike catches a lot of shit for some reason. I guess he should "just shut up" or something but his filmography is quite strong. I don't like all of them but few of them outright suck

I mean...see for yourself.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_Lee_filmography


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Agreed. I thought "Do the Right Thing" was amazing - extremely provocative and entertaining. Nothing since then has had the same kind of impact even though Spike's films are, IMO, always interesting even when they aren't as cinematically fulfilling. I enjoyed She's Gotta Have It and Mo Better Blues and Crooklyn and Malcolm X and Inside Man - but DTRT touched a raw nerve.

He has hit that raw nerve again with BlackKklansman.



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Reply #65 posted 08/14/18 5:06pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:

djThunderfunk said:


I get migraines at the theater, I don't at home. And when I buy a Bluray for $20+, I'm supporting the filmmaker as much as someone who buys a ticket.


Actually, you don't. I know because I work in Home Entertainment and the revenue for Blu-rays and DVDs is little to nothing, which means the filmmakers get even less.



Cool story. Actually, how much filmmakers get paid is based on expected revenue for their product, and, home video revenue is an element of the overall vallue of a film.

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Reply #66 posted 08/14/18 5:18pm

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djThunderfunk said:

DiminutiveRocker said:


Actually, you don't. I know because I work in Home Entertainment and the revenue for Blu-rays and DVDs is little to nothing, which means the filmmakers get even less.



Cool story. Actually, how much filmmakers get paid is based on expected revenue for their product, and, home video revenue is an element of the overall vallue of a film.

You think you know more about this business than me? lol OK, I'll let you.


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Reply #67 posted 08/14/18 5:29pm

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You think you know more about this business than me? lol OK, I'll let you.


I didn't say that. I simply gave a brief explanation to refute your erroneous claim that going to the theater supports filmmakers but purchasing DVDs does not.


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Reply #68 posted 08/14/18 5:43pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:

You think you know more about this business than me? lol OK, I'll let you.


I didn't say that. I simply gave a brief explanation to refute your erroneous claim that going to the theater supports filmmakers but purchasing DVDs does not.


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Cool story. chatterbox keep talking. That is not what I said. Try re-reading the posts. Re-read your own.

"when I buy a Bluray for $20+, I'm supporting the filmmaker as much as someone who buys a ticket."



And this is incorrect as well:

how much filmmakers get paid is based on expected revenue for their product




What else don't you know? Wait - don't answer that lol we'll be here all day! spit








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Reply #69 posted 08/14/18 5:56pm

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Cool story. chatterbox keep talking. That is not what I said. Try re-reading the posts. Re-read your own.

"when I buy a Bluray for $20+, I'm supporting the filmmaker as much as someone who buys a ticket."



What else don't you know?


lol You just keep on yammering if it makes you feel better, honey.

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Reply #70 posted 08/14/18 6:00pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:

Cool story. chatterbox keep talking. That is not what I said. Try re-reading the posts. Re-read your own.

"when I buy a Bluray for $20+, I'm supporting the filmmaker as much as someone who buys a ticket."



What else don't you know?


lol You just keep on yammering if it makes you feel better, honey.

back at you, honey bear chatterbox it's fun to prove you wrong, even though you cannot admit it lol





















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Reply #71 posted 08/14/18 6:04pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:

djThunderfunk said:


lol You just keep on yammering if it makes you feel better, honey.

back at you, honey bear chatterbox


No, I'm all ears, go ahead and explain how buying the bluray is not supporting the film maker. Enlighten us.

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Reply #72 posted 08/14/18 6:08pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:

back at you, honey bear chatterbox


No, I'm all ears, go ahead and explain how buying the bluray is not supporting the film maker. Enlighten us.

I never said it did not support the fillmmaker - quote me where I say that?

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Reply #73 posted 08/14/18 6:38pm

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djThunderfunk said:


No, I'm all ears, go ahead and explain how buying the bluray is not supporting the film maker. Enlighten us.

I never said it did not support the fillmmaker - quote me where I say that?


Ah, I think I get it. You're parsing words, focused on "as much as". No?

If so, and you chose this back and forth rather than simply clarifying then you need to grow up. If not, then get to your point.

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Reply #74 posted 08/14/18 6:57pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:

I never said it did not support the fillmmaker - quote me where I say that?


Ah, I think I get it. You're parsing words, focused on "as much as". No?

If so, and you chose this back and forth rather than simply clarifying then you need to grow up. If not, then get to your point.

I am not parsing anything - I answered your statement acurately. Your own weak comprehesion skills and immaturity bore me and everyone else who wants to come to this thread to discuss this important film. Fortunately, everyone else can easily understand what I said and it needs no further explanation or clarification.



Advice: refrain from responding to posts that are not directed to you just so you can enagage in petty arguments that make you feel important. You seek constant attention - it's infantile behavior.



Now we can all stand by and wait for your insulting childish retort back at me because not unlike a 5 yearold, you need to have the last word just before the mods have to pull yet anoher good thread down due to your pettiness.



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Reply #75 posted 08/14/18 6:59pm

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Wait for it...............................

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Reply #76 posted 08/14/18 7:22pm

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Hey, you saw the movie - sounds like the audience had a highly emotional reaction. Do you think this movie ican be a game changer, or just preaching to the choir?

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Reply #77 posted 08/14/18 7:24pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:

13cjk13 said:

DiminutiveRocker said: He might have a migraine, give him a break...


lol I really did almost spit out my drink!


And there it is.



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Reply #78 posted 08/14/18 7:26pm

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I saw it Saturday night...loved it, and from the audience reaction, so did they. When it ended, it got the longest and loudest applause i've heard at the movies in a looooong time. Dont want to spoil....there were some somewhat over the top moments (Klan folks reactions while watching "Birth of a Nation") and i really didnt buy Adam Driver as a KKK member (he just didnt fit the role), but it's easily Spike's best in a while. Was surprised and pleased to see Harry Belafonte show up...real good stuff.

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But if I'm being honest, I left the theater more frustrated than anything. To me, it was another reminder of how far black folks have fallen. To see black college students trying to make a difference, standing up and fighting for rights in an intelligent way...frustrates me to see so manyof us now just happy to be in the streets and be thugs...the shit pisses me off. What happened to us? I know what happened, but what the fuck happened? sad

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Reply #79 posted 08/14/18 7:29pm

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I saw it Saturday night...loved it, and from the audience reaction, so did they. When it ended, it got the longest and loudest applause i've heard at the movies in a looooong time. Dont want to spoil....there were some somewhat over the top moments (Klan folks reactions while watching "Birth of a Nation") and i really didnt buy Adam Driver as a KKK member (he just didnt fit the role), but it's easily Spike's best in a while. Was surprised and pleased to see Harry Belafonte show up...real good stuff.

.

But if I'm being honest, I left the theater more frustrated than anything. To me, it was another reminder of how far black folks have fallen. To see black college students trying to make a difference, standing up and fighting for rights in an intelligent way...frustrates me to see so manyof us now just happy to be in the streets and be thugs...the shit pisses me off. What happened to us? I know what happened, but what the fuck happened? sad


Really? Adam Driver is pretty versatile, but I can see what you're saying.

Maybe feeling frustrated is a good thing? I mean, it means you are not settling for the way things are and want for better and fight for better.


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Reply #80 posted 08/14/18 7:42pm

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jjhunsecker said:

djThunderfunk said: I don't get to the movie theater that often, but my wife and I plan to catch this one


Good for you! Films like this should be seen in a theater - it is a collective experience. Also, you are supporting filmmakers like Lee who engages his audiences in thought provoking storytelling.


Ooo Dimi, I wish we lived in the same town. Would love to go see it with ya - grab a cocktail & a bite afterwards and talk about it. I saw Do the Right Thing in the Summer of '89 on a very hot NYC night when it opened and the audience was great. Very memorable. My neighborhood theater here has good audiences too. Wanted to go last weekend but will probably go this weekend.

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Reply #81 posted 08/14/18 7:59pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:


Good for you! Films like this should be seen in a theater - it is a collective experience. Also, you are supporting filmmakers like Lee who engages his audiences in thought provoking storytelling.


Ooo Dimi, I wish we lived in the same town. Would love to go see it with ya - grab a cocktail & a bite afterwards and talk about it. I saw Do the Right Thing in the Summer of '89 on a very hot NYC night when it opened and the audience was great. Very memorable. My neighborhood theater here has good audiences too. Wanted to go last weekend but will probably go this weekend.

YES! Well, once we both see it (this weekend looks likley for me too, I am having a very busy work week) we can discuss!

I saw DTRT at an AFI screening - and we could not stop talking about it afterward. What fascinated me how differently some of us interpreted the film... which is what I olved about it - it pushed buttons and people's reactoins were varied.

Cannot wait for this one - a friend of mne said it is Lee's masterpiece - to date.

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Reply #82 posted 08/14/18 8:17pm

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Back to topic!



On RT 47 top critics rank this film 100%

BlacKkKlansman captures the absurd aspects of this story, while still drawing parallels that make the movie feel urgent and dishearteningly relevant. For that reason, it's among Lee's best films in some time. - B Lowry CNN



Rather than letting the audience reassure themselves that the story is rooted in the past, Lee firmly points the film's conclusion to the present, and to the future.

- D Sims The Atlantic



Its fiery message couldn't be more timely - and its rage more justified.

- C Nashawaty - EW



August 8, 2018
It is an exhilarating, distressing, funny and profound film, with one of the more memorable film scores in years, from composer Terence Blanchard... It's a Spike Lee joint that is not to be missed.
L Baher - AP




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Reply #83 posted 08/14/18 8:21pm

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Reply #84 posted 08/14/18 9:12pm

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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.


Found a list of the songs on the soundtrack.

https://what-song.com/Mov...KkKlansman


Some good ones on there.




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Reply #86 posted 08/15/18 5:00am

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I saw it Saturday night...loved it, and from the audience reaction, so did they. When it ended, it got the longest and loudest applause i've heard at the movies in a looooong time. Dont want to spoil....there were some somewhat over the top moments (Klan folks reactions while watching "Birth of a Nation") and i really didnt buy Adam Driver as a KKK member (he just didnt fit the role), but it's easily Spike's best in a while. Was surprised and pleased to see Harry Belafonte show up...real good stuff.

.

But if I'm being honest, I left the theater more frustrated than anything. To me, it was another reminder of how far black folks have fallen. To see black college students trying to make a difference, standing up and fighting for rights in an intelligent way...frustrates me to see so manyof us now just happy to be in the streets and be thugs...the shit pisses me off. What happened to us? I know what happened, but what the fuck happened? sad


Co-sign. When I see an Ali t-shirt or a John Carlos poster I compliment it and then get pissed, thinking about our current situation, wondering to myself "didn't we already fight these battles 40 - 50 years ago?"

*bitches about 'uppity' NFL players kneeling*
*tells athlete to 'shut up and dribble*

It's maddening.

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Reply #87 posted 08/19/18 1:17pm

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SAW IT LAST NIGHT!

It is one of Spike's very best films. The cast was great - the script was sharp - and Spike was on his game with the direction. Yes, the soundtrack is also fab (hearing Prince was a comfort somehow) Lee does an amazing job of taking something that happened nearly 50 years ago and linking it to today in a way that is so relevant it's like an alarm went off. There has been an illusion that a progression has taken place, but it is heartbreakingly obvious that we as a society have not moved as far as we thought we had in terms of race relations.

No spoilers, but the ending scenes brought me to tears and you could hear a pin drop in the theater.




This is an IMPORTANT film - I urge you all to see it when you can.








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Reply #88 posted 08/19/18 1:34pm

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The film sits at #7 this weekend, taking in another $7M for a total so far of $23M.

http://www.joblo.com/movi...9-2018-335

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Reply #89 posted 08/19/18 1:56pm

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So much for the left dominating culture.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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