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Spike Lee on the Possibility of Trayvon Martin Film: I Would Like to See It (Watch)
EURWeb ^ | April 19, 2014 | PJ

Posted on 04/20/2014 11:49:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

*Famed film director Spike Lee has expressed his desire to see the Trayvon Martin story told on the big screen.

During an interview with theGrio, Lee commended 27-year-old new director Ryan Coogler for bringing his acclaimed independent film, “Fruitvale Station,” the Oscar Grant story, to the big screen. He expressed his admiration for the film while stating that the film business isn’t built in favor of young directors like Coogler to succeed.

“Love it…. It’s great,” Lee said of Fruitvale Station. “But it’s something that I have been doing for 15 year [sic]. I teach film. That is my job to help young filmmakers to become professionals in this tough business, so I’m happy for him…I’m happy for any young filmmaker that gets their first feature film made, because Lord knows the odds are against you. This business is not set up for young people to succeed.”

The similarities between Oscar Grant’s story and Trayvon Martin’s are very apparent in how both left thousands of people around the country still demanding justice.

Similar to Grant’s story, Lee touched on the need for having a story like Trayvon’s turned into a film.

“I’m not saying that I’m going to do it, but I hope that there is something,” the Malcom X director said. “The first thing I think is there should be a documentary [about Trayvon Martin] before they do a narrative of it. I’m not saying that I’m doing either, I’m just saying that I would like to see it.”

“This thing is not over yet,” he continued. ” So I don’t even know if it would be the right time to start, because it’s not over yet. Hopefully there will be some more time in court.”

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: hollywood; spikelee; trayvon; zimmerman
Yeah, it's never over, is it?
1 posted on 04/20/2014 11:49:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would be in character for George Zimmerman to appear as himself, given his penchant to keep popping up in the news even when it is against his better interests.


2 posted on 04/20/2014 11:52:21 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

When you’ve gone through the kind of ordeal he has, just for protecting your community and defending yourself from a thuggish assailant, you come back here and tell us how well you handled it.


3 posted on 04/20/2014 11:55:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
"Spike Lee on the Possibility
of Trayvon Martin Film:
‘I Would Like to See It’"


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4 posted on 04/20/2014 11:57:02 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am just not that much into black racist fiction.


5 posted on 04/20/2014 11:57:16 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can you just picture the oscar winning film, “Trayvon?” The 12 year old sweet boy in a cute hoodie, going for candy and then back to his daddy’s crib, when suddenly a very, very White Hispanic guy gets in his face and threatens his life and limb. Trayvon flails his helpless childlike arms at him but can’t get away before this Overly White Hispanic blows him away with his hidden assault pistol.

Oscars for both Jaden Smith as Trayvon and Gary Busey as Zimmerman.


6 posted on 04/20/2014 11:58:29 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, it’s not a biopic.

Must be a bio-fiction.


7 posted on 04/20/2014 11:58:40 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

8 posted on 04/20/2014 11:58:54 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be," -Epitap)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great, a documentary on how to stuff a blunt and how to make and use Purple Drank.


9 posted on 04/20/2014 12:00:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Secret Agent Man
His first choice for titles has already been taken.


10 posted on 04/20/2014 12:02:29 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

Kill Whitey: An Oprah Film (solution)


11 posted on 04/20/2014 12:03:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Spike waste your money, but I won’t see it. Unless you make Tray on out as he was a thug.


12 posted on 04/20/2014 12:04:13 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ExCTCitizen; All

Oops Tray on was auto corrected. It supposed to be Trayvon.


13 posted on 04/20/2014 12:07:29 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Dallas59

14 posted on 04/20/2014 12:08:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Secret Agent Man
"You know, as long as people can be judged by the color of their skin, problem’s not solved. As long as there are people who still, there’s a whole generation – I say this, you know, I said this, you know, for apartheid South Africa, I said this for my own, you know, community in the south - there are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die.".

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/11/15/oprah-racists-have-die-racism-end

15 posted on 04/20/2014 12:09:28 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, and I would like to not watch it - ever.

I’d read OJ’s “ IF I did it” first.


16 posted on 04/20/2014 12:12:25 PM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: South40

For every white racist she can point to I can find as many or more black racists. The difference is the whites mostly admit they’re racist, the blacks mostly don’t, being duped and wanting to believe because they’re black they can’t be racist.


17 posted on 04/20/2014 12:15:14 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Honestly, I think that it would be a great movie to be an investor in. You just know it would make buttloads of money from all the idiots that we have in this country.


18 posted on 04/20/2014 12:19:11 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: gop4lyf

Let’s make some money on the dead black kid!


19 posted on 04/20/2014 12:22:34 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The cast has already been selected.

Little Tyrone Washington will play Trayvon...

And Danny Trejo will play George Zimmerman...


20 posted on 04/20/2014 12:29:01 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

LOL!


21 posted on 04/20/2014 12:29:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C210N

Hmmmm. chris rock as tres-gone and schwarenegger as the Zimm-master? Ain’t casting wonderful?


22 posted on 04/20/2014 12:33:03 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Working Title: Steve Urkul meets the Klan


23 posted on 04/20/2014 12:40:54 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Spike Loo might want to see it, but like the rest of his films, no one else will.


24 posted on 04/20/2014 12:42:34 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any movie produced by Hollywierd about Trayvon Martin would be a huge propaganda piece and a lie.


25 posted on 04/20/2014 12:46:09 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Trayvon Martin

" We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin." - President of the United States Barack Hussein 0bama

26 posted on 04/20/2014 12:48:50 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

Unbelievable!


27 posted on 04/20/2014 12:51:01 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Spike should make a movie called Spring-Time In Chicago!!

..when the snow & ice finally give way & Black on Black murder blossom.

28 posted on 04/20/2014 1:30:19 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TigersEye

Why couldn’t we get this onto billboards??

Some rich conservatives are going to have to HELP. There is so much societal info the uninformed never get to see.


29 posted on 04/20/2014 1:42:34 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

             

30 posted on 04/20/2014 1:47:50 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Spike Lee and his `Party of the People’ could make a murder of crows blush with shame:
Lee and Harry Reid are worth millions (Lee, 40 million more or less, celebrityworth.com) but they figure if they bitch a little louder louder and slander working people by calling them racists (”The Man, keepin’ us down!”) and terrorists ( greedy ranchers trying to keep their land) they can pad their bank accounts even more.
Bring it on you greedy demo-pigs.


31 posted on 04/20/2014 1:59:11 PM PDT by tumblindice (to hell with the US Chamber of Commerce)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If a conservative filmmaker made it, it could be hilarious.

First of all, get a white actor to portray Trayvon, without any explanation. George Zimmerman portrayed by a black actor.

And then be very true to the events. The radical racialists would poop themselves.


32 posted on 04/20/2014 2:05:19 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

George Zimmerman’s Black Ancestry is Revealed
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876811/posts

George Zimmerman: the black, Hispanic, Peruvian, kind-hearted non-white, not-racist poster boy
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876692/posts

George Zimmerman Has ‘Black Roots’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2876518/posts


33 posted on 04/20/2014 2:11:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Snookie as Rachel Jeantel...


34 posted on 04/20/2014 2:15:03 PM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: subterfuge

Not the gal from Precious?

35 posted on 04/20/2014 2:20:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course he’d like to see it. If there’s a scene of a black guy pounding a white guy into the pavement, he’d like to put that on a video loop and watch it 24/7.


36 posted on 04/20/2014 2:28:08 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, I know. But the idea is one of race-reversal, which throws a monkey-wrench into the idea that Zimmerman acted out of racial motives.

Importantly, the movie could begin with the white Trayvon’s misbehavior in school, involvement with burglary, and his gangsta attitude, as well as his violence and consumption of drugs and Purple Drank. He is unsympathetic.


37 posted on 04/20/2014 2:35:54 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I could see the posters now...


38 posted on 04/20/2014 3:00:35 PM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would like to raise George Zimmerman to Sainthood.

George Zimmerman is the Roman Catholic Saint of Self Defense.


39 posted on 04/20/2014 3:27:13 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Fear The People

Now that’s funny!


40 posted on 04/20/2014 3:30:26 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: C210N

how boring.....a guy walking down the street. A vehicle stops....a guy gets out....fight ensues....gun goes off.....trial already known results......should do very poor at the box office. However, it will probably be a hit.


41 posted on 04/20/2014 4:54:15 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well you knew it had to happen. OK lets name that film.

Purple Drank :-)


42 posted on 04/20/2014 5:39:52 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Damn. That workd to!


43 posted on 04/21/2014 5:47:05 AM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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