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    Default Clint Eastwood: Spike Lee Should 'Shut His Face'

    Clint Eastwood says Spike Lee should "shut his face" about the lack of African-Americans in "Flags of Our Fathers."

    "Has he ever studied the history?" Eastwood asked the U.K.'s Guardian in an interview published on Friday.

    While promoting his own war movie, "Miracle at St. Anna," about the all-black 92nd Buffalo Division, which fought the Germans in Italy during World War II, Lee said Eastwood's Iwo Jima movie "Flags of Our Fathers" lacked a single African-American.

    "There were many African-Americans who survived that war and who were upset at Clint for not having one [in 'Flags' or 'Letters From Iwo Jima']. That was his version: The negro soldier did not exist. I have a different version," Lee said recently at the Cannes film festival in France.

    In response, Eastwood told the Guardian: "A guy like him should shut his face."

    "He was complaining when I did 'Bird' [the 1988 biopic of Charlie Parker]. Why would a white guy be doing that? I was the only guy who made it, that's why. He could have gone ahead and made it. Instead he was making something else."

    As for "Flags of Our Fathers," he says there was a small detachment of black troops on Iwo Jima as a part of a munitions company, "but they didn't raise the flag. The story is 'Flags of Our Fathers,' the famous flag-raising picture, and they didn't do that. If I go ahead and put an African-American actor in there, people'd go, 'This guy's lost his mind.' I mean, it's not accurate."

    Lee shouldn't be demanding African-Americans in Eastwood's next picture, either. Changeling is set in Los Angeles during the Depression, before the city's make-up was changed by the large black influx. "What are you going to do, you gonna tell a fuckin' story about that?" he growls. "Make it look like a commercial for an equal opportunity player? I'm not in that game. I'm playing it the way I read it historically, and that's the way it is. When I do a picture and it's 90% black, like Bird, I use 90% black people."

    But there's one film project on the cards that might interest Spike Lee. Eastwood's next project, The Human Factor, is about Nelson Mandela and how he used the country's victory in the 1995 Rugby World Cup as a means of fostering national unity. Will he be sticking with the historical record on that one? He laughs. "Yeah, I'm not going to make Nelson Mandela a white guy."

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    I agree with Clint's opinion of Spike Lee. I've had that opinion for almost 20 years now. I swear the guy thinks every white person on the planet is a racist.
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    I agree. And Clint's the man.
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    Let it go Spike......

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    go ahead , spike, make his day.................
    they hate if your the same , and they hate you if your different- evh

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    Personally I don't know a lot about Spike Lee but I do know I'm tired of the term African-America. The only way you can be African American is if one of your parents is originally from Africa and the other is from America. The parents themselves, not their ancestors. Otherwise you're black.


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    another case of pressure to be politically correct. I think it's more important to be historically accurate than politically correct no matter how it stings. How many people's perception of the world are formed by what they see on film rather than what they (don't) read?


    And I have my money on Clint if it comes to blows. Spike, he's a little turtle of a guy who's going to get a beat down AARP style.

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    Unfortunately there is no winning an argument with someone as full of hate as Spike Lee.

    I think "Bird" is one of the best movies ever made and I couldn't believe that it was criticised because a white man made it. What qualification does he have etc, ignoring the fact that he's a stellar director, a jazz afficianado and a pretty decent jazz musician and composer himself.

    What qualification indeed.

    There is so much bullshit in supposedly historical movies and I for one am glad to have someone in the industry with Clint Eastwood's integrity for the truth.

    As for Spike Lee. People like him I guess are necessary but with his position, I just wish he would use his obvious intelligence to see past the fact that most people are not in fact racists at all.

    It never even crosses my mind when I watch a movie, what the racial makeup of a piece is.

    I just watch the damn movie.
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    Spike Lee is an angry racist idiot. Doesn't he realize how stupid he sounds? Come to think of it, I don't remember any black guys in "Saving Private Ryan" either....better cover your ears Mr. Spielberg, here comes Spike!

    Besides, Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers" was based on a book of the same name. So shouldn't Lee be going after the author as well?
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    "shut his face"? How old is Clint, 4?

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    Right on Clint, I am sick of political correctness disregarding historical fact. Many PC media idiots cannot cope with the basic fact that during World War Two black combat units of the US Armed Forces simply did not see much combat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by it's me View Post
    "shut his face"? How old is Clint, 4?
    Actually, that's the older generation of Americas' way of telling a person to 'shut the fuck up.' The short phrase made long: Close the pie-hole under your nose before someone closes it for you.

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    Yeah Spike. Shut your stupid fucking face!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    most people are not in fact racists at all.
    Usually blacks and hispanics are usually the racist ones, kinda like feminists are the only real sexist people too. If racism and sexism went away they'd have nothing to bitch about.

 

 

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