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You do not ever fuck with The Eastwood.
"In 2003, Lee filed suit against the Spike TV television network claiming that they were capitalizing on his fame by using his name for their network. The injunction order filed by Spike Lee was eventually lifted."
I think thats one of the most ridiculous egotistical things iv ever heard.And fair play to his views but he strikes me as being embittered and and if some of things he says about white people were in a role reversal context we'd be regarded as being racist gits.
This may or may not have made any sense.
Reminds of Peter Griffin's classic: "This is about as realistic as a white man's dialogue in a Spike Lee movie."
yes Spike Lee has made some real stinkers, and yes he's a bit of a twat sometimes, but films like Do the Right Thing are bloody great regardless.
Yes, Spike Lee has the propensity to be a royal arsehole at times, and his recent output (OK, everything since Clockers) has been hit and miss at best. But all power to him for carving out a position for himself as a black author in Hollywood, using all his wit and wiles to succeed initially in, of all times, the super white right Reagan era. Its hilarious how threatened people still get by a black man speaking out.
And, as much as I like Clint Eastwood, the man will never make a film as powerful or disturbing as Do The Right Thing. For christ sakes, Gran Torino was supposed to be his take on race relations in the US! File next to Crash as 'hopeless' Bird and Unforgiven are fantastic though
P.S. Family Guy is a racist show
Of course he's a massive dickhead sometimes. In Hollywood that's par for the course.