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OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"

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Post#1 OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:40 pm by Sky_Knicks

Spike Lee says he REFUSES to see Quentin Tarantino's new flick, "Django Unchained" when it opens tomorrow ... claiming the slavery-revenge movie is "disrespectful to my ancestors."

Lee first went off on "Django" during an interview with Vibe Magazine ... when he was asked for his thoughts on the subject matter and gave the following response:

"I can't speak on it 'cause I'm not gonna see it ... All I'm going to say is that it's disrespectful to my ancestors. That's just me ... I'm not speaking on behalf of anybody else."

He later tweeted about the movie -- "American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western.It Was A Holocaust.My Ancestors Are Slaves.Stolen From Africa.I Will Honor Them."

"Django" -- which stars Jamie Foxx as a slave who kills slave-owners in the Deep South -- has been drenched in controversy for weeks ... with some critics upset that the n-word is uttered more than 110 times during the movie.

Back in 1997,Lee told the media he had problem with Tarantino's "excessive use of the n-word" in the movie "Jackie Brown." Lee explained, "Let the record state that I never said that he cannot use that word -- I’ve used that word in many of my films -- but I think something is wrong with him."

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Post#2 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:46 pm by frogfood

I love both directors dearly. But I do feel Tarantino cheapens the word when he uses it strictly for laughs, time and time again. Take for instance, the "Dead N Storage" joke in Pulp Fiction.
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Post#3 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:51 pm by Grinditout

He hasn't even seen the movie yet to see how slavery is portrayed. Bit of an overreaction by Lee.
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Post#4 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:52 pm by LinkedList

Rather than being upset at Tarantino, realize that it's "disrespectful" that blacks sold other blacks to white men. It wasn't like they were "stolen" by whites, they were sold by blacks. He really needs to educate himself, man. Knowledge of history should be a minimal requirement before speaking on the subject. Idiot.
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Post#5 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:53 pm by Joe Curry

i never saw a Tarrentino film , is that weird ?
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Post#6 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:55 pm by frogfood

if you're into film, kind of. His movies have a certain style that has been aped by many, but never duplicated imo despite his flaws. I feel Guy Ritchie would not be here today without him,
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Post#7 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:57 pm by regGQ

Joe Curry wrote:i never saw a Tarrentino film , is that weird ?

really? never seen Kill Bill?

Kill Bill 1&2 and Inglorious Basterds are must watchs

also Spike is just mad he didn't think to make it first

funny how they know the exact amount of times they used the n word, that was somebody's job to count that sht lmao
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Post#8 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:59 pm by frogfood

regGQ wrote:
Joe Curry wrote:i never saw a Tarrentino film , is that weird ?

really? never seen Kill Bill?

Kill Bill 1&2 and Inglorious Basterds are must watchs

also Spike is just mad he didn't think to make it first


I don't think he is really~

What in his filmography would ever suggest he would want to make those type of movies?
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Post#9 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:59 pm by blueNorange

Joe Curry wrote:i never saw a Tarrentino film , is that weird ?

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Post#10 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:06 pm by Marty McFly

He's never seen it but he's complaining about it?
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Post#11 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:09 pm by Thugger HBC

Marty McFly wrote:He's never seen it but he's complaining about it?

Knicks fan mentality. :lol:

But seriously though, he's been on that tip for a while with him.

Both of them are quite similar imo.
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Post#12 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:10 pm by -Ducky-

Spike Lee is a racist. He criticized Clint Eastwood, for not having enough black actors in his movies.
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Post#13 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:30 pm by Scorpion King

-Ducky- wrote:Spike Lee is a racist. He criticized Clint Eastwood, for not having enough black actors in his movies.


Him and Stephen A are long lost brothers :lol:
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Post#14 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:31 pm by DE FENSE

I don't care about Spike's opinion, but I am worried about this movie. It just doesn't look very good, and I'm a big Tarantino fan... I hope I'm wrong.
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Post#15 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:35 pm by kane

so he didn't even see the movie yet and is offended and feels the right to comment on it? well im going to do the same thing and not read his quote and say sit down and STFU little man
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Post#16 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:36 pm by Rasho Brezec

If Spike Lee refused to see any movie that was better than his movies, Spike Lee would only watch Spike Lee movies.
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Post#17 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:40 pm by j4remi

Tarantino's use of the n-word has never been a problem to me. I've never thought of him as a racist, not after he created such strong black characters in Jackie Brown and Pulp Fiction (let's be honest, Jules is one of the GOAT characters period). I'd take issue if I felt his portrayal of black characters was foul, but it's not. Also, none of my Jewish friends were offended by Inglorious Basterds. I'm better the abundance of the word in this case is more to show how comfortably the word was used in the time, we're dealing with villains who are slave owners...of course they're gonna abuse the word.

All that said, I don't have a problem with someone saying that they won't watch the movie...but to pass judgement on the content without viewing it or at least reading the script a bit is plain stupid.
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Post#18 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:41 pm by biggyfuzz

Spike's opinion is irrelevant....he just wants to be in the news
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Post#19 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:57 pm by RHODEY

LinkedList wrote:Rather than being upset at Tarantino, realize that it's "disrespectful" that blacks sold other blacks to white men. It wasn't like they were "stolen" by whites, they were sold by blacks. He really needs to educate himself, man. Knowledge of history should be a minimal requirement before speaking on the subject. Idiot.



They were definitely stolen initially, then some were sold as prisoners of war....

The African so-called slave "trade" was a demand-driven market out of Europe and America, not a supply-driven market out of Africa. We did not seek to sell captives to the Whites as an original act. Hollywood s favorite is showing Blacks capturing Blacks into slavery, as if this was the only way capture occurred.




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If the film perpetuates a rosy picture of the chattel slavery or an unrealistic "lets help this black guy kill whitey" view, I have no interest in it.
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Post#20 Re: OT: Spike Lee rips "Django"
Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:03 pm by denterprise

-Ducky- wrote:Spike Lee is a racist. He criticized Clint Eastwood, for not having enough black actors in his movies.


How does that make him a racist? Why is it that when a person of color points out what they perceive to be racist, they are called racist? Could it be that the true racist rather we stick to the status quo and not address issues that challenges their perception of how the world should be.
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