Monday, July 22, 2013

He's gotta have it: Spike Lee needs my money (and yours) to make his movie

Just when I think the movie business can't get any more whack, I hear the director of Do the Right Thing, 25th Hour, When the Levees Broke and Clockers feels compelled to use Kickstarter to raise funding for his next flick. This is just so wrong, for so many reasons -- not the least of which being, as Spike Lee himself says in this video while pointing to his list of credits, "This is a mother-fuckin' body of work here." (Hey, if I had credits like that, I'd still have a full-time gig reviewing movies.)

Unfortunately, I don't have  an extra $10,000 lying around, so I won't get to attend a New York Knicks game with Spike. (Which is probably a good thing, since my son, an avid Houston Rockets fan, would never forgive me -- even though, oddly enough, he's an admirer of Spike's Miracle at St. Anna.) But I do feel compelled to cough up a few bucks.

On the other hand: I wonder if he might have raised more money a lot quicker by selling tube socks.


Berg said...

miracle at st anna is a brilliant film

Joe Leydon said...

I think it's pretty damn good myself. I was just a bit surprised that, of all Spike Lee's films, my soon took a shine to that one. Thought that, being a basketball fan, he'd gravitate more toward He Got Game.