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When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Johnny Dangerously, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I know this shouldn't be the first thing that pops into mind, but he's not calling this thing a "joint"
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    He's done a lot of media around here in the last few weeks. I'm looking forward to seeing it, as are a lot of people I know.
  4. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    This is an important and worthy project for him.
  5. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    I've read a little about this, and the only thing I don't like is the conspiracy that they intentionally flooded the black areas to save the white.

    I know it's spike lee, but I really wish he wouldn't fan the flames.
  6. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

  7. Isn't fanning the flames what makes him a good director?
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    It makes him a controversial director. Directorial skills make him a very good, sometimes great director. He possibly does sexual politics better than racial politics.
  9. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Well, according to what I read, he said people there believe it happened . . . so that makes it important enough to include.
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Something that has some solid evidence behind it would be good to include. Otherwise, it's a Spike Lee joint, not an Oliver Stone joint.
  11. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Why the hell is it a called a requiem?

    Lee's always been pretentious like that.

    Or maybe the whole four hours are set to a hymn.
  12. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know if Spike delves into why so many people relied on the goverment for a solution instead of taking matters into their own hands.


    Dunno about you, but I saw a ton of stranded folks toting shotguns. Them's some matters.

    It was all vaguely comical until I actually went down there to help. I don't recall your question coming up. Looking back, it should have been the No. 1 question all us volunteers asked before serving meals: "Before you get this salt pork hash and cup of apple juice to drown away your lost home can you tell me why you've relied on me, a volunteer, to assist you? What, dear day laborer, happened to your Victory Red Hummer?"
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