Spike Lee Covers Time Magazine for BlacKkKlansman

Aug 09, 2018 15:39


I wrote the @TIME Magazine cover story on Spike Lee.
The photographs are by Carrie Mae Weems.
I hope you find some time to read it.
Related: this is surreal.https://t.co/ABFSHDCpYR pic.twitter.com/nb70hl0Xaf
- Rembert Browne (@rembert) August 9, 2018
  • Discusses how Gone with the Wind is taught in film school: “There was no discussion afterward for ( Read more... )

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topismine August 9 2018, 23:55:04 UTC
nnn my seventeen year old black sister is obsessed with gone with the wind. apparently they showed it in class once and she just kept going on and on about how pretty the gowns were and how great everything looked and I was just like “you do know that’s romanticizing and glorifying the antebellum south right?” (that being said I do live for Scarlet’s costuming)

so looking forward to this movie! i’m usually always at the movies but haven’t had the chance to go recently.

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winterbam August 9 2018, 23:59:43 UTC

I like GWTW for certain parts, But it's very pro slavery and that's what we should always focus on lol.

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sisterruth August 10 2018, 00:00:30 UTC
I think it's possible to love Gone with the Wind for its aesthetic qualities and its complicated heroine while also recognizing that it's an extraordinarily racist movie. Even Spike in this interview isn't saying that GWTW should be removed from its place in film history, but that any discussion about it (ESPECIALLY in an academic context) should seriously analyze its racial depictions and how those depictions affect and reflect society.

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topismine August 10 2018, 00:41:28 UTC
I completely agree. I guess I took issue with the fact that she was talking about it from a purely aesthetic standpoint. Which is fine or whatever, it just bothered me that neither her teacher or her really seemed to notice/ point out the racial aspect of it. Kind of like what Spike was saying in his pulled quote.

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scriptedending August 9 2018, 23:59:02 UTC
It's a pretty good read, though the interviewer is obviously a big fan and that's a little awkward.

This is the fourth person to stop Lee during this hour on the bench. One was a white woman who shook his hand and then said, “I can never wash my hand,” prompting him to uncomfortably reply, “Don’t say that,” prompting her to uncomfortably say, “I’ll wash it. Good night!”

Is it possible to die from embarrassment, or...

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xtinkerbellax August 10 2018, 00:08:07 UTC
lol people are so weird.

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ohwutevernvm August 10 2018, 03:24:35 UTC
Lawd😩

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speedychi September 4 2018, 18:31:30 UTC
lol sounds like something that would happen to me if i ever left the house and met a celeb

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near_dark August 10 2018, 00:10:29 UTC
Gone with the Wind sucks and I wish more people realized this.

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trancexperiment August 10 2018, 00:14:55 UTC
Yep. Racist, romanticized rape and Scarlett was insufferable as a main character.

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near_dark August 10 2018, 00:29:38 UTC
Yes to all of these.

and on top of that, 4 fucking hours of that bullshit.

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bananasnrum August 10 2018, 00:35:30 UTC
I think the scale and look of the movie is the most impressive thing about it but goodness it is so desperately romanticized by folks and not just in the south. It’s crazy.

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aria_grace August 10 2018, 00:13:56 UTC
Really want to see this but its probably going to be really tough to watch. I read that the closing scenes are from Charlottesville with a historical black hymn playing as the soundtrack and that already sounds heartbreaking

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musicnkisses August 10 2018, 00:17:34 UTC
I’m going to see this tonight, hopefully it’s good.

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