Saturday, June 07, 2008

Re: Clint Eastwood: Spike Lee Should "Shut His Face", Lee Responds, "We're Not On A Plantation"


Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, by Joe Rosenthal / The Associated Press.

Re: Clint Eastwood: Spike Lee Should "Shut His Face", Lee Responds, "We're Not On A Plantation"

African-American film director Spike Lee has issues with the racial cast in Clint Eastwood's 2006 films Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima on the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima for the Japanese island, because Eastwood failed to represent the heroic roles of African-American soldiers in World War Two. Eastwood said it would be inaccurate and inappropriate to include an African-American soldier among the six men who were Raising the flag on Mount Suribachi in Iwo Jima.

If someone tells a story and you disagree with it, simply go and tell your own version of the story and as Clint "Cowboy" Eastwood said, Spike Lee should shut his face!

Spike Lee is a good director, but not as great as Clint Eastwood.

Spike Lee knows that over one million African-Americans fought in WW Two, but how many African-American directors have done any great film about their heroic sacrifices?

My father fought in Burma during the WW Two and there were over 500, 000 African soldiers in the Free France Forces and West African Frontier Force, but no African or African-American filmmaker has done any film on their heroic roles.

If Richard Attenborough can produce A Bridge Too Far, Spike Lee should go and produce his own World War Two films.

Hello Mr. Shelton Jackson Lee, Do the Right Thing and finish Miracle at St. Anna to let the world know about the all Black US soldiers who fought in Italy during the World War Two.

If the White man fails to tell the true story of the history of the Black man, the Black should wake up from slumber and tell the world the true story and stop sulking and whining.

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