Monday, January 17, 2011

I love Spike Lee

Words of Spike Lee


"You have to do the research. If you don't know about something, then you ask the right people who do. I don't think I got any revelation; it was just good to hear the women whom I interviewed confirm what I thought already." --SL

"Before, I used to think that everything was based on race. Now class matters just as much. If you are a poor person: black, white, Latino, whatever, the Bush Administration does not have your best interests at heart. If the Government thought poor people mattered, the response [to Katrina's disaster] would have been much quicker." (March 2006) SL

"It has been my observation that parents kill more dreams than anybody." SL

"Racism is when you have laws set up, systematically put in the way to keep people from advancing, to stop the advancement of a people. Black people have never had the power to enforce racism, and so this is something that white America is going to have to work out themselves. If they decide they want to stop it, curtail it, or to do the right thing then it will be done, but not until then." SL

"But actresses are asked to compromise themselves, not just from the director but the producer too - 'Are you going to show your tits or your ass?' They say that shit all the time. It is men making decisions. And of course they would rather have heads explode on screen than show a penis." --SL

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