Spike Lee has already served 61 years, but it doesn't mean he's fallen into warmth. Not much of a change of ideas. The presentation before press of his new work, BlacKkKansman, has shown a combative, angry Lee, who has decided to not even say bloody name of Donald Trump and use instead expression son of a bitch to mention President of United States . Because BlacKkKansman illustrates a curious story, that of Ron Stallworth, a young African-American policeman of Colorado who, during presidency of Nixon, managed to infiltrate Ku Klux Klan, thanks to his labia by telephone and that a white companion (curiously, Jew ) was a substitute for her in face of meetings. He even got to know David Duke, Grand Master of KKK.More information
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The story happened, and when Lee had already finished filming this homage to genre blaxploitation – films of action of sixties and seventies destined for African-Americans, and who created ir own heroes, like Shaft – something happened: "The film had anor ending, but I put on TV, and I saw on CNN outrage in Charlottesville [August 2017]. I knew you had to tell. I spoke to mor of murdered one, Hear Heyer, and she gave me her blessing to appear in movie. " The filmmaker was hurt by both outrage and what happened during following days: After Charlottesville, that son of a bitch [Trump], which defines moment not only for USA but for everyone, had opportunity to say that we support love and not hatred. And son of a bitch did not denounce bastards of Klan, nor radical right or sons of whores of Nazis. So he decided to add that epilogue, which also emphasizes how close are feelings that are shown in film. "The United States was built on genocide of natives and slavery. That's how America was manufactured. As my bror Jay-Z says: facts. And among those facts is rebirth of KKK and, by way, David Duke, one of secondary characters of BlacKkKansman.
For filmmaker, situation is repeated in or parts of world: "We ask our leaders to direct us and make moral decisions. Unfortunately, not only does it happen in America, but that shit happens all over world. It is not a problem of blacks or whites, but world. We all live on same planet. And that guy in White House has nuclear code. And n re's North Korean and Russia. fuck, what's going on?
The United States was built on genocide of natives and slavery. That's how America was manufactured. As my bror Jay-Z says: Facts
So for Lee, BlacKkKlansman is more than just a movie. "For me it is a call for us to wake up, at this time when lie is heralded as truth. I don't care what critics say. I know we're on right side of story with this movie. And forgive my language, but shit we're suffering is pushing me to curse.
Although story developed more than four decades ago, Lee bets on his success: "As a director I must connect with spirit of current public. We're storytellers. And I also surround myself with great artists. It's like sports, in movies you only win if you've done teamwork. Filmmaking is a collaborative work. I'm older, I'm 61 years old, making a good movie is a miracle. "
I don't care what critics say. I know we're on right side of story with this movie
For filmmaker-who has asked for no more questions for him and himself for his actors, after which he has continued to speak and talk-in Europe we also have to be vigilant about what happens: "Look at how we treat emigrants across planet , so shit isn't just America. And about continuous use of word "" in film, a very derogatory term, has assured: "Words may be full of hatred. True, but way people talk in my movies is how people talk in world. And not only about Negroes, but also about Jews. Anyone who thinks Klan hates blacks and not Jews needs to wake up. The Jews are second in Klan list. " Is re room for hope? "I believe in hope. Do what you have to do is a hopeful film. But I'm neir blind nor deaf, so I think you can have hope and at same time worry about what's going on. "