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Uncle Luke calls Spike Lee 'Hollywood's resident house negro'

sullysully Posts: 4,953 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 2013 in For The Grown & Sexy
Screw Spike Lee. Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained is a brilliant flick that more accurately depicts the African American experience than any of the 15 movies about black culture Lee's directed in his lifetime. It's why the movie took home a Golden Globe award for best screenplay over the weekend and why it was recently nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Since Django Unchained hit the theaters, Lee has been publicly trashing Tarantino. In announcing his personal boycott of the movie, the Do The Right Thing filmmaker tweeted, "American slavery was not a Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western," and "It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them."

Lee needs to get over himself. He's upset because Tarantino makes better movies. The man who put Malcolm X on the big screen is Hollywood's resident house negro; a bougie activist who wants to tell his fellow white auteurs how they can and can't depict African Americans.

He complains that Tarantino uses "nigger" too much (100 times) in Django Unchained, but show me a white man in the 1800s who wasn't dropping n-bombs left and right.

Tarantino is one of Tinseltown's most clever directors. Some of the most brutal scenes in Django Unchained are metaphors for the unfair racial inequality African-Americans still experience today. For instance, Leonardio DiCaprio's plantation owner character Calvin Candie trains some of his male slaves to fight to the death in a sport called "Mandingo Fighting."

When one of the slaves refuses to fight, Candie threatens to feed him to his wild dogs. That scene is analogous to professional boxing where white promoters control black fighters through fear and intimidation.

In another scene, a bunch of slaves are shocked to see Django riding a horse since blacks were never allowed to have one. That's like the cops who stare at and then pull over the dude who is driving a Bentley on South Beach.

While on the horse, Django tells the slaves that he'll treat them worse than any white man ever will. That's the truth about blacks in positions of authority in today's corporate America. They will treat blacks worse than any white boss every could.

Lee could never pull off a movie like this. When he's not being an ass from his court side seats during New York Knicks games, he's making bull crap films that most African Americans cannot relate to.

Spike is upset because Samuel L. Jackson's character in the movie is just like him: a conniving and scheming Uncle Tom.

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  • Ip manIp man Posts: 993 ✭✭✭✭✭
    -mandingo fighting
    -how football really started
    -the subconscious second citizenship treatment
    -entertaintment (seems like that's the only thing we're good for)

    think about it, yeah that nigga caping, but there is truth to be found in his argument.
  • cobblandcobbland "Shorty": Belly (1998) Chicago...Posts: 3,768 ✭✭✭✭✭
    -mandingo fighting
    -how football really started
    -the subconscious second citizenship treatment
    -entertaintment (seems like that's the only thing we're good for)

    think about it, yeah that nigga caping, but there is truth to be found in his argument.

    He makes plenty of relevant points, but for him to say Spike is jealous because QT makes better films (like that's definitive)???

    This scene from Clockers (made in 1995) still speaks volumes now (just go to The Reason and you'll see the same arguments being made).

    Ip man
  • Ip manIp man Posts: 993 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dr.Chemix wrote: »
    That he's a house negro, who is good with the feet shuffle?? that's the truth is in his argument?

    That's fucking terrible.

    lol, no even though i agree he shuffling, there are times when truth does come out the mouth fools like that cat. i mean these the same cat that used to have them minstrel like shows, but truth is no respecter of persons..
  • MR.CJMR.CJ Posts: 64,641 ✭✭✭✭✭
    U can't be serious
  • KingJamalKingJamal Posts: 20,652 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2013
    Dick Gregory went in on Spike Lee too

    I wanna take you higher...
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  • PurrPurr Evil Chuck Season. Jumpman jumpman Jumpman dat girl up to something!!!Posts: 32,382 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ohhhla wrote: »
    What is a movie without slavery with using the nigger?

    That doesn't make any sense

    Youre a damn liar! White people did not use demanding words against the slaves.

    Im surprise luke wrote that well
    "The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman, the most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman."- Malcolm X
  • Meta_ConsciousMeta_Conscious Hypocrite The BashmentPosts: 26,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    a.mann wrote: »
    the fact Spike came out so hard shittin' on the movie

    and then in the same breath said , No he did not see the movie or want to see it

    is what's fuckin' with a lot people and why they think he just has a personal beef with Tarantino not the movie itself

    Spike said his peace... y r ppl so aggy like he b talking about the shit all the time? mafuckas b asking him about the shit and he b like "do u"... i dont get it...
    ohhhla wrote: »
    Stopitfive wrote: »
    lol@thinking this movie is an accurate depiction of history...

    The setting was.

    Try again.

    sure it was... lol
  • ohhhlaohhhla Posts: 10,341 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Some of the people defending Tarrantino are Pro-Blacks.

    I guess since he's a white director he has no business doing "Slavery Movies".

    Lol, he can "DO WHATEVER THE FUCK HE WANT TO DO" *Keith's voice*

    I never said it was based on true story, way to strawman my point.
    PurrDr.Chemixprop joe
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