The one film that the Black Community needs is

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  • Y'all still don't get it?

    Anything Hollywood makes about Black people will be ass-backwards, especially if it's historical.

    If this Taharqa movie ever gets made, I guarantee they're going to make the Nubians mulattoes/light-skinned (with maybe a few token dark-skinned people) and the Egytians Arabs.

    If I wasn't always getting dragged to the movie theatre I wouldn't ever watch another Hollywood movie.

    We need our own Hollywood.
    Young-Ice wrote: »
    Why doesn't the black community have a hollywood?

    Black people don't want to build, independent of Whites.

  • KingJamalKingJamal Posts: 20,667
    I Was searching for Black fantasy books and found this

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    Im probably gonna order this
  • BoldChildBoldChild Posts: 9,294
    KingJamal wrote: »
    BoldChild wrote: »
    Blacks (mostly black women) need to stop buying up all those romance novels (which usually get turned into movies) and support black fantasy authors.

    Maybe then we will get our own Harry potter, hunger games, twilight, etc.

    Do u know of any great black fantasy books

    I've been checking goodreads.com for some. I found one fine looking black female fantasy author, but I wasn't interested in her books. (yeah, I want to support black fantasy authors, but I still have to be interested in their books.)
  • KingJamalKingJamal Posts: 20,667
    BoldChild wrote: »
    KingJamal wrote: »
    BoldChild wrote: »
    Blacks (mostly black women) need to stop buying up all those romance novels (which usually get turned into movies) and support black fantasy authors.

    Maybe then we will get our own Harry potter, hunger games, twilight, etc.

    Do u know of any great black fantasy books

    I've been checking goodreads.com for some. I found one fine looking black female fantasy author, but I wasn't interested in her books. (yeah, I want to support black fantasy authors, but I still have to be interested in their books.)

    I found one. Look at the post above yours.
  • lamontbdclamontbdc Posts: 15,479
    young chad wrote: »
    As a black aspiring film maker I must say...it's refreshing to hear you guys say these things...

    I whole heartedly agree and it's one of the goals I have...honestly we need a black film in every category..Horror/Action/Drama/Epic/Coming of Age....

    Someone needs to get Jay Z, Beyonce, Diddy, Russel...shit Babyface...get them mu fucka's to put up 5mil a piece and get shit started.

    Crazy part is that Robert Townsend and Spike were on that shit like 20 years ago, the only difference is, I feel they were TOO "pro-black" and alienated other races from enjoying the films. I truly feel like if you make some genre films where the characters just so happen to be black but the themes are very much universal..you WILL make a profit.

    Takers did a really good job at achieving this...and Drumline did as well a few years ago...too bad black people weren't Nick Cannon supporters because he was on his way with his film selections (Love Don't Cost a Thing, Drumline etc)

    Hope you make it but that's the major issue with these movies being made. the studio's aren't sure how black folks will react and they know for sure that white folks tend to stay away from all black casted moives regardless of the the genre of movie. that's why studio's try so hard no to have movies branded as "black"movie. It turn all other races away. While black folks just show love and will go see any movie that is entertaining regardless of the race of the cast in the movie. . We know hollywood is all about that dollar. so they wont' even waste time with some of these ideas.

    and i know a lot of black folks who fucked with drumline but you need more than just black folks. i really didn't like Takers but they had and half and half cast. I think if they had went full board action instead of trying to keep it PG 13 it would have been better.
  • MaalikMaalik Posts: 3,610
    I made a thread about this.

    I could die happy if they make this film & its as successful as say Troy or 300. Such a shame that Ancient Egypt is the cradle of civilization & it hasn't been depicted on film. Both Greece & Rome got their swag (mathematics, science, medicine, literature, philosophy) from Egypt. It's disgusting.
  • MaalikMaalik Posts: 3,610
    edited April 2012
    Sion. wrote: »
    Ahh man I hope they make that movie, I think we as a people need to get an idea of our history WITHOUT having white faces running around like we never existed. The real Egyptians and King Ramses II were black people but let Hollywood tell it and they never existed. I salute Will Smith for this.


    Yo something else we need too is a coming of age black film - like American Pie or Superbad but without the gangs and guns tho. Like I understand that Menace and great movies like that represented the 80s but today we've come a long way, and honestly all those movies ended badly. Just a clean positive and yeah maybe comedic approach.

    i agree, it's been a minute since the black community had good coming of age films.

    Higher Learning
    Love & Basketball
    The Wood
    House Party 1 & 2
    ATL

    Those are all i can remember at the top of my head that didn't involve any hood shit. And I agree, a black version of Superbad would be GOAT. Like showing a bunch of kids that go to Howard or Morehouse/Spelman just wilding out over the course of spring break or something.
  • FroHawkeFroHawke Posts: 1,115

    TheIraq wrote: »
    TheIraq wrote: »
    We also need a straight out action flick...like the classic Shwarzneggar flicks, or the more recent Statham type movies, starred by a titular black actor. The unfortunate thing is, we don't know any black actors that can play that action role and show with charisma, cuz black actors don't get any roles.

    And don't say Michael Jai White...because while he has judo skills, he sucks as an actor. Will and Denzel are too old.

    Isn't hollywood trying to make the Rock that guy?

    kind of. hes on that level where hes not seen as "black" but nonetheless

    Werent they tryin to push Welsey in that role in the 90's and with the Blade movies


    They did, and I think the first few Blade movies were extremely popular weren't they? it can be done...like someone said, the movies need not be so Afro-Centric....if the themes were entirely universal with a black main character, I think it would see success. We just need more talented writers/directors out there.

    I know we already have a lot of talented black actors/actresses struggling to get roles.
  • FroHawkeFroHawke Posts: 1,115
    lamontbdc wrote: »

    Hope you make it but that's the major issue with these movies being made. the studio's aren't sure how black folks will react and they know for sure that white folks tend to stay away from all black casted moives regardless of the the genre of movie. that's why studio's try so hard no to have movies branded as "black"movie. It turn all other races away. While black folks just show love and will go see any movie that is entertaining regardless of the race of the cast in the movie. . We know hollywood is all about that dollar. so they wont' even waste time with some of these ideas.

    and i know a lot of black folks who fucked with drumline but you need more than just black folks. i really didn't like Takers but they had and half and half cast. I think if they had went full board action instead of trying to keep it PG 13 it would have been better.

    Completely agree about Takers, I liked it...but they fucked up with casting Chris Brown and not going full bore with the action.

    Have you checked out Repo Men? It speaks to some of what people here are saying....you have a black main character(Forest Whitaker) in a universal, action-neofuture genre.

    Sort of like I, Robot.
  • KingJamalKingJamal Posts: 20,667
    edited April 2012
    Thats true about white people not wanting to see "Black Movies" Truth is most white people are prejudice moviegoers. I remember watching spawn when it 1st came out. I was like why did they change terry into a white guy? And I think Todd Mcfarlane said the studios did that becuz they didn't want people to think it was a "black movie" SMFH. White people are something else.
  • WhoisDonG???WhoisDonG??? Posts: 2,282
    Nat Turner or a John Brown movie would be ill. I know John Brown not a brother but he was down for the cause all the way to end slavery.
  • darkraindarkrain Posts: 2,128
    The Hollywood wouldn't let them to have Nat Turner movie, it won't approved for sure but I believe only one who can pull this off is Quentin Tarantino.
  • KingJamalKingJamal Posts: 20,667
    darkrain wrote: »
    The Hollywood wouldn't let them to have Nat Turner movie, it won't approved for sure but I believe only one who can pull this off is Quentin Tarantino.

    Fuck Quentin Tarantino. I'm glad Denzel punked his ass.
  • darkraindarkrain Posts: 2,128
    blackrain wrote: »
    If they really wanted to be trill with it they'd let some dark actor portray that role and not Will, especially since Will rumored to be on that faggotry shit.

    I'd like to see a movie Biopic of Nat Turner or the first Haitian Revolution.

    The same Will Smith that once refused to kiss a man on camera because he was scared of what people would think?


    Have you seen Six Degrees of Separation movie? where Will Smith plays a gay guy role, he kissed the white man and sleep with him while he naked.

  • BARON_$AMEDIBARON_$AMEDI Posts: 3,971
    I hope this shit happens because it will start to wake people up(not just us blacks). Like many of you I'm tired of seeing hairless arabs and white folks with braids & spray tans portraying the original Egyptians(the niggas on the walls and statues)
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    young chad wrote: »
    As a black aspiring film maker I must say...it's refreshing to hear you guys say these things...

    I whole heartedly agree and it's one of the goals I have...honestly we need a black film in every category..Horror/Action/Drama/Epic/Coming of Age....

    Someone needs to get Jay Z, Beyonce, Diddy, Russel...shit Babyface...get them mu fucka's to put up 5mil a piece and get shit started.

    Crazy part is that Robert Townsend and Spike were on that shit like 20 years ago, the only difference is, I feel they were TOO "pro-black" and alienated other races from enjoying the films. I truly feel like if you make some genre films where the characters just so happen to be black but the themes are very much universal..you WILL make a profit.

    Takers did a really good job at achieving this...and Drumline did as well a few years ago...too bad black people weren't Nick Cannon supporters because he was on his way with his film selections (Love Don't Cost a Thing, Drumline etc)

    Hope you make it but that's the major issue with these movies being made. the studio's aren't sure how black folks will react and they know for sure that white folks tend to stay away from all black casted moives regardless of the the genre of movie. that's why studio's try so hard no to have movies branded as "black"movie. It turn all other races away. While black folks just show love and will go see any movie that is entertaining regardless of the race of the cast in the movie. . We know hollywood is all about that dollar. so they wont' even waste time with some of these ideas.

    and i know a lot of black folks who fucked with drumline but you need more than just black folks. i really didn't like Takers but they had and half and half cast. I think if they had went full board action instead of trying to keep it PG 13 it would have been better.
    SAD BUT TRUE!! that last eddi murphy movie tower heist fell victim to this. Eddi said that he originally wanted him, chris rock, martin, dave chapelle, keven heart, mike epps, and katt williams. But they gave him some bogus ass excuse(like usual) and they started naming other actors who happened to be white lol. Eddi wanted it to be a comedy version of oceans 11.
    KingJamal wrote: »
    Thats true about white people not wanting to see "Black Movies" Truth is most white people are prejudice moviegoers. I remember watching spawn when it 1st came out. I was like why did they change terry into a white guy? And I think Todd Mcfarlane said the studios did that becuz they didn't want people to think it was a "black movie" SMFH. White people are something else.
    they did the same thing with green lantern. He was originally supposed to be black but they made him white shortly after because of what you just said. Then they went back and made them two different lanterns at some point back in the day.
  • KingJamalKingJamal Posts: 20,667
    edited April 2012
    I hope this shit happens because it will start to wake people up(not just us blacks). Like many of you I'm tired of seeing hairless arabs and white folks with braids & spray tans portraying the original Egyptians(the niggas on the walls and statues)
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    young chad wrote: »
    As a black aspiring film maker I must say...it's refreshing to hear you guys say these things...

    I whole heartedly agree and it's one of the goals I have...honestly we need a black film in every category..Horror/Action/Drama/Epic/Coming of Age....

    Someone needs to get Jay Z, Beyonce, Diddy, Russel...shit Babyface...get them mu fucka's to put up 5mil a piece and get shit started.

    Crazy part is that Robert Townsend and Spike were on that shit like 20 years ago, the only difference is, I feel they were TOO "pro-black" and alienated other races from enjoying the films. I truly feel like if you make some genre films where the characters just so happen to be black but the themes are very much universal..you WILL make a profit.

    Takers did a really good job at achieving this...and Drumline did as well a few years ago...too bad black people weren't Nick Cannon supporters because he was on his way with his film selections (Love Don't Cost a Thing, Drumline etc)

    Hope you make it but that's the major issue with these movies being made. the studio's aren't sure how black folks will react and they know for sure that white folks tend to stay away from all black casted moives regardless of the the genre of movie. that's why studio's try so hard no to have movies branded as "black"movie. It turn all other races away. While black folks just show love and will go see any movie that is entertaining regardless of the race of the cast in the movie. . We know hollywood is all about that dollar. so they wont' even waste time with some of these ideas.

    and i know a lot of black folks who fucked with drumline but you need more than just black folks. i really didn't like Takers but they had and half and half cast. I think if they had went full board action instead of trying to keep it PG 13 it would have been better.
    SAD BUT TRUE!! that last eddi murphy movie tower heist fell victim to this. Eddi said that he originally wanted him, chris rock, martin, dave chapelle, keven heart, mike epps, and katt williams. But they gave him some bogus ass excuse(like usual) and they started naming other actors who happened to be white lol. Eddi wanted it to be a comedy version of oceans 11.
    KingJamal wrote: »
    Thats true about white people not wanting to see "Black Movies" Truth is most white people are prejudice moviegoers. I remember watching spawn when it 1st came out. I was like why did they change terry into a white guy? And I think Todd Mcfarlane said the studios did that becuz they didn't want people to think it was a "black movie" SMFH. White people are something else.
    they did the same thing with green lantern. He was originally supposed to be black but they made him white shortly after because of what you just said. Then they went back and made them two different lanterns at some point back in the day.

    Naw thats not the same thing. Theres 4 different earth green laterns (Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, the black green lantern John Stewart,, Kyle Rayner) They just chose Hal Jordan cuz he was the 1st green lantern. Although I think John Stewart>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
  • MaalikMaalik Posts: 3,610
    edited April 2012
    I hope this shit happens because it will start to wake people up(not just us blacks). Like many of you I'm tired of seeing hairless arabs and white folks with braids & spray tans portraying the original Egyptians(the niggas on the walls and statues)
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    young chad wrote: »
    As a black aspiring film maker I must say...it's refreshing to hear you guys say these things...

    I whole heartedly agree and it's one of the goals I have...honestly we need a black film in every category..Horror/Action/Drama/Epic/Coming of Age....

    Someone needs to get Jay Z, Beyonce, Diddy, Russel...shit Babyface...get them mu fucka's to put up 5mil a piece and get shit started.

    Crazy part is that Robert Townsend and Spike were on that shit like 20 years ago, the only difference is, I feel they were TOO "pro-black" and alienated other races from enjoying the films. I truly feel like if you make some genre films where the characters just so happen to be black but the themes are very much universal..you WILL make a profit.

    Takers did a really good job at achieving this...and Drumline did as well a few years ago...too bad black people weren't Nick Cannon supporters because he was on his way with his film selections (Love Don't Cost a Thing, Drumline etc)

    Hope you make it but that's the major issue with these movies being made. the studio's aren't sure how black folks will react and they know for sure that white folks tend to stay away from all black casted moives regardless of the the genre of movie. that's why studio's try so hard no to have movies branded as "black"movie. It turn all other races away. While black folks just show love and will go see any movie that is entertaining regardless of the race of the cast in the movie. . We know hollywood is all about that dollar. so they wont' even waste time with some of these ideas.

    and i know a lot of black folks who fucked with drumline but you need more than just black folks. i really didn't like Takers but they had and half and half cast. I think if they had went full board action instead of trying to keep it PG 13 it would have been better.
    SAD BUT TRUE!! that last eddi murphy movie tower heist fell victim to this. Eddi said that he originally wanted him, chris rock, martin, dave chapelle, keven heart, mike epps, and katt williams. But they gave him some bogus ass excuse(like usual) and they started naming other actors who happened to be white lol. Eddi wanted it to be a comedy version of oceans 11.
    KingJamal wrote: »
    Thats true about white people not wanting to see "Black Movies" Truth is most white people are prejudice moviegoers. I remember watching spawn when it 1st came out. I was like why did they change terry into a white guy? And I think Todd Mcfarlane said the studios did that becuz they didn't want people to think it was a "black movie" SMFH. White people are something else.
    they did the same thing with green lantern. He was originally supposed to be black but they made him white shortly after because of what you just said. Then they went back and made them two different lanterns at some point back in the day.

    You know how White people be. Since Egypt is a majority Arab nation now, they're the real Egyptians & that's how Hollywood has portrayed it to be. Never mind the fact there's 10,000 years of history before the Persians, Assyrians, Greeks & Romans conquered Egypt. Never mind the fact the years we focus on (Old, Middle, New Kingdom Periods) were before any outside forces came in.....ergo.....it was a fully black civilization. Never mind the fact that the settlers of Kemet (Egypt) came from Ta Seti (Nubia) which was further down in Africa & evidence links the origins of Mali, Ancient Ghana & Songhai to the migration of those displaced Black Egyptians. White people are a trip breh. They'll brainwash you if you let them.
  • BARON_$AMEDIBARON_$AMEDI Posts: 3,971
    edited April 2012
    KingJamal wrote: »
    Thats true about white people not wanting to see "Black Movies" Truth is most white people are prejudice moviegoers. I remember watching spawn when it 1st came out. I was like why did they change terry into a white guy? And I think Todd Mcfarlane said the studios did that becuz they didn't want people to think it was a "black movie" SMFH. White people are something else.
    they did the same thing with green lantern. He was originally supposed to be black but they made him white shortly after because of what you just said. Then they went back and made them two different lanterns at some point back in the day.


    Naw thats not the same thing. Theres 4 different earth green laterns (Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, the black green lantern John Stewart,, Kyle Rayner) They just chose Hal Jordan cuz he was the 1st green lantern. Although I think John Stewart>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Yo maybe I worded that wrong. But I remember hearing about the 1st green lantern(hal jordan) was originally suppose to be black. But they scrapped the idea because of how things were back then. Then later on they made that come true by making other earth green lanterns. Google it and you'll probably find it. I think they did the same shit with cat woman too.

    Maalik wrote: »
    I hope this shit happens because it will start to wake people up(not just us blacks). Like many of you I'm tired of seeing hairless arabs and white folks with braids & spray tans portraying the original Egyptians(the niggas on the walls and statues)
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    young chad wrote: »
    As a black aspiring film maker I must say...it's refreshing to hear you guys say these things...

    I whole heartedly agree and it's one of the goals I have...honestly we need a black film in every category..Horror/Action/Drama/Epic/Coming of Age....

    Someone needs to get Jay Z, Beyonce, Diddy, Russel...shit Babyface...get them mu fucka's to put up 5mil a piece and get shit started.

    Crazy part is that Robert Townsend and Spike were on that shit like 20 years ago, the only difference is, I feel they were TOO "pro-black" and alienated other races from enjoying the films. I truly feel like if you make some genre films where the characters just so happen to be black but the themes are very much universal..you WILL make a profit.

    Takers did a really good job at achieving this...and Drumline did as well a few years ago...too bad black people weren't Nick Cannon supporters because he was on his way with his film selections (Love Don't Cost a Thing, Drumline etc)

    Hope you make it but that's the major issue with these movies being made. the studio's aren't sure how black folks will react and they know for sure that white folks tend to stay away from all black casted moives regardless of the the genre of movie. that's why studio's try so hard no to have movies branded as "black"movie. It turn all other races away. While black folks just show love and will go see any movie that is entertaining regardless of the race of the cast in the movie. . We know hollywood is all about that dollar. so they wont' even waste time with some of these ideas.

    and i know a lot of black folks who fucked with drumline but you need more than just black folks. i really didn't like Takers but they had and half and half cast. I think if they had went full board action instead of trying to keep it PG 13 it would have been better.
    SAD BUT TRUE!! that last eddi murphy movie tower heist fell victim to this. Eddi said that he originally wanted him, chris rock, martin, dave chapelle, keven heart, mike epps, and katt williams. But they gave him some bogus ass excuse(like usual) and they started naming other actors who happened to be white lol. Eddi wanted it to be a comedy version of oceans 11.
    KingJamal wrote: »
    Thats true about white people not wanting to see "Black Movies" Truth is most white people are prejudice moviegoers. I remember watching spawn when it 1st came out. I was like why did they change terry into a white guy? And I think Todd Mcfarlane said the studios did that becuz they didn't want people to think it was a "black movie" SMFH. White people are something else.
    they did the same thing with green lantern. He was originally supposed to be black but they made him white shortly after because of what you just said. Then they went back and made them two different lanterns at some point back in the day.

    You know how White people be. Since Egypt is a majority Arab nation now, they're the real Egyptians & that's how Hollywood has portrayed it to be. Never mind the fact there's 10,000 years of history before the Persians, Assyrians, Greeks & Romans conquered Egypt. Never mind the fact the years we focus on (Old, Middle, New Kingdom Periods) were before any outside forces came in.....ergo.....it was a fully black civilization. Never mind the fact that the settlers of Kemet (Egypt) came from Ta Seti (Nubia) which was further down in Africa & evidence links the origins of Mali, Ancient Ghana & Songhai to the migration of those displaced Black Egyptians. White people are a trip breh. They'll brainwash you if you let them.
    You don't even need all that. Just look at the statues, the paintings etc etc. Also after thousands of years the paint has faded so you already know what that means. They got pictures of chicks braiding hair, gold teeth, chains, mini fros, fades, and a bunch of descriptions from outsiders who just discovered the place. Last but not least it's in africa god damn it! Plus all those arab type buildings are built around the original african built structures.

    Last but not least, why only in africa white folks make it seem like people didn't travel to other parts of africa? Like nobody from Somalia ever traveled to the congo and had kids. Their kids in congo didn't travel to egypt and have kids.Their kids in egypt didn't go to Nigeria later on down the line and settle there etc etc lol.

    You do know some originals that aint mixed with arab and aint muslims still live there till this day. They are either outcast and get treated like shit by the arabs. Or they took on Islam and believe anything the arabs say like they are not the original people. Theirs this site where some of us are still living there and they talk about this. There's some shit on youtube too of them speaking on the "invaders" and how they are racist towards them(sounds familiar don't it?) I want to see them make this movie. They out there trying to kill off the blacks in Sudan now. Them cats done damn near took over and brainwashed all of east and north africa.
  • MR.CJMR.CJ Posts: 45,255
    I hope this shit happens because it will start to wake people up(not just us blacks). Like many of you I'm tired of seeing hairless arabs and white folks with braids & spray tans portraying the original Egyptians(the niggas on the walls and statues)
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    young chad wrote: »
    As a black aspiring film maker I must say...it's refreshing to hear you guys say these things...

    I whole heartedly agree and it's one of the goals I have...honestly we need a black film in every category..Horror/Action/Drama/Epic/Coming of Age....

    Someone needs to get Jay Z, Beyonce, Diddy, Russel...shit Babyface...get them mu fucka's to put up 5mil a piece and get shit started.

    Crazy part is that Robert Townsend and Spike were on that shit like 20 years ago, the only difference is, I feel they were TOO "pro-black" and alienated other races from enjoying the films. I truly feel like if you make some genre films where the characters just so happen to be black but the themes are very much universal..you WILL make a profit.

    Takers did a really good job at achieving this...and Drumline did as well a few years ago...too bad black people weren't Nick Cannon supporters because he was on his way with his film selections (Love Don't Cost a Thing, Drumline etc)

    Hope you make it but that's the major issue with these movies being made. the studio's aren't sure how black folks will react and they know for sure that white folks tend to stay away from all black casted moives regardless of the the genre of movie. that's why studio's try so hard no to have movies branded as "black"movie. It turn all other races away. While black folks just show love and will go see any movie that is entertaining regardless of the race of the cast in the movie. . We know hollywood is all about that dollar. so they wont' even waste time with some of these ideas.

    and i know a lot of black folks who fucked with drumline but you need more than just black folks. i really didn't like Takers but they had and half and half cast. I think if they had went full board action instead of trying to keep it PG 13 it would have been better.
    SAD BUT TRUE!! that last eddi murphy movie tower heist fell victim to this. Eddi said that he originally wanted him, chris rock, martin, dave chapelle, keven heart, mike epps, and katt williams. But they gave him some bogus ass excuse(like usual) and they started naming other actors who happened to be white lol. Eddi wanted it to be a comedy version of oceans 11.
    KingJamal wrote: »
    Thats true about white people not wanting to see "Black Movies" Truth is most white people are prejudice moviegoers. I remember watching spawn when it 1st came out. I was like why did they change terry into a white guy? And I think Todd Mcfarlane said the studios did that becuz they didn't want people to think it was a "black movie" SMFH. White people are something else.
    they did the same thing with green lantern. He was originally supposed to be black but they made him white shortly after because of what you just said. Then they went back and made them two different lanterns at some point back in the day.


    damn that would have been dope
  • BARON_$AMEDIBARON_$AMEDI Posts: 3,971
    MR.CJ wrote: »
    I hope this shit happens because it will start to wake people up(not just us blacks). Like many of you I'm tired of seeing hairless arabs and white folks with braids & spray tans portraying the original Egyptians(the niggas on the walls and statues)
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    young chad wrote: »
    As a black aspiring film maker I must say...it's refreshing to hear you guys say these things...

    I whole heartedly agree and it's one of the goals I have...honestly we need a black film in every category..Horror/Action/Drama/Epic/Coming of Age....

    Someone needs to get Jay Z, Beyonce, Diddy, Russel...shit Babyface...get them mu fucka's to put up 5mil a piece and get shit started.

    Crazy part is that Robert Townsend and Spike were on that shit like 20 years ago, the only difference is, I feel they were TOO "pro-black" and alienated other races from enjoying the films. I truly feel like if you make some genre films where the characters just so happen to be black but the themes are very much universal..you WILL make a profit.

    Takers did a really good job at achieving this...and Drumline did as well a few years ago...too bad black people weren't Nick Cannon supporters because he was on his way with his film selections (Love Don't Cost a Thing, Drumline etc)

    Hope you make it but that's the major issue with these movies being made. the studio's aren't sure how black folks will react and they know for sure that white folks tend to stay away from all black casted moives regardless of the the genre of movie. that's why studio's try so hard no to have movies branded as "black"movie. It turn all other races away. While black folks just show love and will go see any movie that is entertaining regardless of the race of the cast in the movie. . We know hollywood is all about that dollar. so they wont' even waste time with some of these ideas.

    and i know a lot of black folks who fucked with drumline but you need more than just black folks. i really didn't like Takers but they had and half and half cast. I think if they had went full board action instead of trying to keep it PG 13 it would have been better.
    SAD BUT TRUE!! that last eddi murphy movie tower heist fell victim to this. Eddi said that he originally wanted him, chris rock, martin, dave chapelle, keven heart, mike epps, and katt williams. But they gave him some bogus ass excuse(like usual) and they started naming other actors who happened to be white lol. Eddi wanted it to be a comedy version of oceans 11.
    KingJamal wrote: »
    Thats true about white people not wanting to see "Black Movies" Truth is most white people are prejudice moviegoers. I remember watching spawn when it 1st came out. I was like why did they change terry into a white guy? And I think Todd Mcfarlane said the studios did that becuz they didn't want people to think it was a "black movie" SMFH. White people are something else.
    they did the same thing with green lantern. He was originally supposed to be black but they made him white shortly after because of what you just said. Then they went back and made them two different lanterns at some point back in the day.


    damn that would have been dope
    Look for the interview on youtube.
  • Matt-Matt- Posts: 21,588
    Eh, they should redo the 10 Commandments with an all black cast.

  • Bawse D.LoxBawse D.Lox Posts: 3,946
    i'm hearing ppl complain about good coming of age black films, yet they fail to mention "great debaters", and "Antwone Fisher"
  • KingJamalKingJamal Posts: 20,667
    MR.CJ wrote: »
    I hope this shit happens because it will start to wake people up(not just us blacks). Like many of you I'm tired of seeing hairless arabs and white folks with braids & spray tans portraying the original Egyptians(the niggas on the walls and statues)
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    young chad wrote: »
    As a black aspiring film maker I must say...it's refreshing to hear you guys say these things...

    I whole heartedly agree and it's one of the goals I have...honestly we need a black film in every category..Horror/Action/Drama/Epic/Coming of Age....

    Someone needs to get Jay Z, Beyonce, Diddy, Russel...shit Babyface...get them mu fucka's to put up 5mil a piece and get shit started.

    Crazy part is that Robert Townsend and Spike were on that shit like 20 years ago, the only difference is, I feel they were TOO "pro-black" and alienated other races from enjoying the films. I truly feel like if you make some genre films where the characters just so happen to be black but the themes are very much universal..you WILL make a profit.

    Takers did a really good job at achieving this...and Drumline did as well a few years ago...too bad black people weren't Nick Cannon supporters because he was on his way with his film selections (Love Don't Cost a Thing, Drumline etc)

    Hope you make it but that's the major issue with these movies being made. the studio's aren't sure how black folks will react and they know for sure that white folks tend to stay away from all black casted moives regardless of the the genre of movie. that's why studio's try so hard no to have movies branded as "black"movie. It turn all other races away. While black folks just show love and will go see any movie that is entertaining regardless of the race of the cast in the movie. . We know hollywood is all about that dollar. so they wont' even waste time with some of these ideas.

    and i know a lot of black folks who fucked with drumline but you need more than just black folks. i really didn't like Takers but they had and half and half cast. I think if they had went full board action instead of trying to keep it PG 13 it would have been better.
    SAD BUT TRUE!! that last eddi murphy movie tower heist fell victim to this. Eddi said that he originally wanted him, chris rock, martin, dave chapelle, keven heart, mike epps, and katt williams. But they gave him some bogus ass excuse(like usual) and they started naming other actors who happened to be white lol. Eddi wanted it to be a comedy version of oceans 11.
    KingJamal wrote: »
    Thats true about white people not wanting to see "Black Movies" Truth is most white people are prejudice moviegoers. I remember watching spawn when it 1st came out. I was like why did they change terry into a white guy? And I think Todd Mcfarlane said the studios did that becuz they didn't want people to think it was a "black movie" SMFH. White people are something else.
    they did the same thing with green lantern. He was originally supposed to be black but they made him white shortly after because of what you just said. Then they went back and made them two different lanterns at some point back in the day.


    damn that would have been dope
    Look for the interview on youtube.
    All I found was this on wikipedia
    Development

    The idea for Tower Heist began development as early as 2005, when Murphy pitched a concept to producer Brian Grazer and Ratner concerning an all-star cast of black comedians including Chris Tucker, Kevin Hart, Dave Chapelle, Tracy Morgan, and Martin Lawrence, as a group of disgruntled employees who plan to rob Donald Trump and Trump Tower.[24][25][26] The film was originally titled Trump Heist under this concept.[10] A script was developed by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage and over the course of the next five years, the script was rewritten by several writers including Russell Gewirtz, Rawson Marshall Thurber, Ted Griffin, Leslie Dixon, Noah Baumbach, and Jeff Nathanson, with the bulk of the work – and credit – going to Griffin and Nathanson.[27]


    Man thats some bullshit. They just had to have some white guys.
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