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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
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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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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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"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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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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