Posts tagged spike lee
Posts tagged spike lee
Spike Lee and Chris Rock pose after the premiere of Lee’s film Red Hook Summer during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Chris Rock attended the Festival in support of Julie Delpy’s new film 2 Days in New York, in which he stars.
Both Red Hook Summer and 2 Days in New York open in select cities this week.
Photo by Jonathan Hickerson
Myasia has finished her latest commission for Spike Lee.
Bamboozled - 2000
Dir. Spike Lee
Is Tyler Perry to black people what Wes Anderson is to white people?? Is that a fair comparison.
I feel like anyone who knows about one wouldn’t care about the other. I have yet to meet a person who watches one director as much as the other
Is this person for real? Like am I actually reading something this stupid?
It’s not a fair comparison. I don’t know why this is something that even needs to be compared. Especially when you consider that they don’t even make the same sorts of films. It’s like comparing Truffaut to Judd Apatow. If you insist on finding the black version of Wes Anderson it would be Spike Lee. Artistic indie films are kinda more his thing then Tyler Perry’s.
And the belief that if you like one that you wouldn’t care about the other is ludicrous. I’m a Black woman and not only have I, unfortunately, seen most of Tyler Perry’s work -stage, scree and tv- but Wes Anderson is one of my favorite directors. You must not know a lot of people if you know no one who knows about both because I know a shit ton.
Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer
The latest in Spike Lee’s Chronicles of Brooklyn (which includes She’s Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, Crooklyn, Clockers, and He Got Game), Red Hook Summer tells the story of Flik Royale, a sullen young boy from middle-class Atlanta who has come to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse, in the housing projects of Red Hook. Having never met before, things quickly get off on the wrong foot as Bishop Enoch relentlessly attempts to convert Flik into a follower of Jesus Christ. Between his grandfather’s constant preaching and the culture shock of inner-city life, Flik’s summer appears to be a total disaster-until he meets Chazz Morningstar, a pretty girl his age, who shows Flik the brighter side of Brooklyn. Through her love and the love of his grandfather, Flik begins to realize that the world is a lot bigger, and perhaps a lot better, than he’d ever imagined.
Release date: August 10, 2012 in New York City theaters
It’s so good
E.U. - “Da Butt”
Lee had stunned an audience of as many as 1,000 people at the festival’s Eccles Theater into silence on Sunday when, responding to an audience question from Chris Rock, he said that “they [studios] know nothing about black people … and they’re going to give me notes about what a 13-year-old boy and girl are doing in Red Hook? [Shoot] no,” he said, repeating it several times, only without saying “shoot.”
Denzel x Spike