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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

sunnubian ·
MY GOD!!!!!! And there's a before and an after movie waiting in the wing??????? FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!! George Lucas knows how to do it!!!! LET'S BLOW OUT THE BOX OFFICE!!! JANUARY 20TH. PEACE Jim Chester
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sunnubian ·
Think about it. The movie about Medgar Evers was really the story of the attorney who prosecuted the man who killed him The story about the 'black' guy is always about a 'white' guy starred in the movie about a 'black' guy. Puhleez!!! PEACE Jim Chester
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sunnubian ·
You're right JWC. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT GOES TO SEE THIS MOVIE TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR TICKETS SAYS "RED TAILS" , SO THAT THIS MOVIE WILL GET THE CREDIT IT DESERVES WHEN IT COMES TO AWARDS AND RECOGNITION.
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sunnubian ·
Obama to host Tuskegee Airmen, cast of 'Red Tails' By Perry Bacon Jr. 3:00 PM on 01/13/2012 READ MORE: Barack Obama , Red Tails , Tuskegee Airmen , George Lucas , World War II COMMENT NOW President Obama and the first lady greet Tuskegee Airmen and the cast of 'Red Tails' at a White House screening (courtesy of the White House) President Obama on Friday afternoon will host the Tuskegee Airmen and the cast and crew of the new film about the pilots called Red Tails for a screening of the movie...
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sunnubian ·
Well...I just found out that Lucas is dating a black woman named Melody. She is the financial analyst on Good Morning America and have had her own show on ABC talking about debt. I say this to say that maybe her input influenced Lucas' decision to make this movie. And maybe he realized that in his own country instead of in fantasy space, there are true life STORIES to be told that many "white" producers don't wanna tell. But! For whatever reason, I am glad that we finally have significant...
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sunnubian ·
Here's hoping the Obama staff don't freak out and hold a press conference denouncing Wu-Tang when Method Man shows up.
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sunnubian ·
You know, over the weekend I read this commentary by Roland Martin which he entitled "Hollywood's irrational allergy to "Black" films" where he pretty much did a pretty good job of railing about Hollywood's lack of backing "all Black-cast films." I generally look at Roland Martin as an 'apologist' most of the time and am not impressed by what he has to say - and this time wasn't much different - but I think he did write a good article! However, at the end of it, my thought was that .... it...
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sunnubian ·
Owning a studio isn't the only issue. The issue is in entertainment is distribution. You can own whatever you like, if the distribution channels are locked up between 3 or 4 companies, that's a bigger battle than most people know. It actually goes to the larger issue of media ownership. 5 companies own >90% of the media outlets.
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sunnubian ·
You know...it ain't rocket science yall. Black consumers are a trillion dollar industry. So I would go independent and just put it out there if I had the mola and talent. Trust me somebody will pick it up. Cuz I'm sure there are those like me who are JUST freaking tired of this white man in a white horse saving the day bullshit while folks are starving to death as a result of his legacy of colonalism. People are now looking for real life topics that correlates with what is happening now or...
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sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Owning a studio isn't the only issue. The issue is in entertainment is distribution. You can own whatever you like, if the distribution channels are locked up between 3 or 4 companies, that's a bigger battle than most people know. It actually goes to the larger issue of media ownership. 5 companies own >90% of the media outlets. =================================================== Okay. But ..... And .....??? I mean ... again, let me refer back to t he...
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sunnubian ·
Black folk and the Hollywood propaganda machine are talking about coming out to support Red Tails. But where were they when Spike Lee made Miracle at St. Anna? I wouldn't be so quick to embrace George Lucas. Lucas is the same producer accused of subliminally portraying black charactertures in his movies as buffoons and savages. Lucas knew well in advance whites in Hollywood weren't going to fund this movie, so why the media hype? If black people fail to see what's going on then they're...
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sunnubian ·
Dissident, THANK YOU! I thought it was just me with these reservations.
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Dissident: Black folk and the Hollywood propaganda machine are talking about coming out to support Red Tails. But where were they when Spike Lee made Miracle at St. Anna? I wouldn't be so quick to embrace George Lucas. Lucas is the same producer accused of subliminally portraying black charactertures in his movies as buffoons and savages. Lucas knew well in advance whites in Hollywood weren't going to fund this movie, so why the media hype? If black people fail to see...
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sunnubian ·
Speaking for myself I don't think it's a "white hope" move. But! There is not enough BLACK folks supporting black films and as a result many GOOD black stories don't get TOLD! I just want them TOLD. And told with truth....doesn't matter what race the producer. As a matter of fact, the film COLOR PURPLE wouldn't have gotten its props....if we had waited for a so-called BLACK producer to film it -wasn't gotta happen. And that was an epic film. I ain't waiting no more..that is for black film...
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sunnubian ·
Mannnnnnnnnnn ..... you are SO right about THAT, Ms. Koco!!! And it's not JUST about (Black) movies or stories about us that Black folks don't/won't support each other in ..... I'm still trying to think of a subject matter where we are willing to "come together for each other" .... and support something that has to do with - and is good for - us. You let some tacky-ass, bleeped-out, scandalous, back-stabbing, 'baffoonis'h-type "reality show" come on TV and Blackfolks will get speeding...
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sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: Mannnnnnnnnnn ..... you are SO right about THAT, Ms. Koco!!! And it's not JUST about (Black) movies or stories about us that Black folks don't/won't support each other in ..... I'm still trying to think of a subject matter where we are willing to "come together for each other" .... and support something that has to do with - and is good for - us. You let some tacky-ass, bleeped-out, scandalous, back-stabbing, 'baffoonis'h-type "reality show" come on TV and...
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sunnubian ·
"We will NEVER get our stories told if we wait about for Black people to tell 'em. It may have taken a White man 25 years and his OWN money to produce this BLACK film. But at least SOMEBODY did it!! When a whole lot of other "somebodys" DID NOT!!!" This is very true. Tragically, American Negroes seem content letting others document their history. Their group indifference and apathy is shocking. Not that there is anything wrong with non-black authors writing or directing documentaries about...
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sunnubian ·
Of course white people can put out movies about black people. they have set up the economy, the culture and other dynamics to make it so that they have most of the resources. DUH.
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sunnubian ·
Of course white people can put out movies about black people. they have set up the economy, the culture and other dynamics to make it so that they have most of the resources. DUH. Uh....this is NOT true anymore. There are a lot of black artists that now have the resources to make black movies. Just like the record business with blacks now having their own labels, if BLACKS wanted to they could do the same in the movie industry. We have the internet, easy to use cameras---all it takes is a...
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sunnubian ·
Many years ago I attended a speech by a great American war hero and the commanding officer of the Tuskegee airman, General Benjamin O. Davis Jr. The crowd was 90% white! Another time I went to see a number of Tuskegee airman speak and the results were the same. There was a white woman who had three small children and she ushered them forward to meet with the former pilots. She said to her children, “Listen, theses are great American heroes. Say hello to them” . The Tuskegee airman, one black...
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sunnubian ·
Where was he speaking? Did it cost anything to attend his speech? How much ? Was it advertised in media that catered to African Americans? I have often known of famous African Americans having a speaking engagement in our area, but often, it is not exactly in town, or there is often a heavy charge to see the person (especially if you are talking about carrying your kids), and many of these engagements are known of (happened across) a day or two before the event (giving little or no time to...
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sunnubian ·
Basically this entire thing about Hollywood not wanting to put out a film with an all black cast was a marketing campaign. It was the perfect propaganda because it played to black people's sense of injustice and under representation in 'major' films. And some of you fell for it. So now George Lucas the the distribution company are making major cheddar from what has been described as a "Corny" film by Lucas himself.None of the money will be recycled into the pockets of Black America. My...
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sunnubian ·
Wait .... so are you saying that Hollywood doesn't have an aversion to putting out "all Black-cast movies"?? And that Black people do not feel a sense of injustice and under-representation in major films??? And that Black people should find that kind of discrimination acceptable ??? Did we really "fall" for something that isn't even true or have any basis in reality??
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sunnubian ·
I don't know if I believe that it was just a marketing campaign on the part of George Lucas because we have known forever that Hollywood does not want to make a Black movie with an all-Black cast. The West and the United States government relies heavily on Hollywood as part of their propaganda machine that keeps people brainwashed and socially conditioned to see White people as moral, upstanding citizens and heroes to the world. Movies like "Red Tails" that show Black males as the heroes...
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sunnubian ·
"Of course white people can put out movies about black people. they have set up the economy, the culture and other dynamics to make it so that they have most of the resources. DUH." Ha! Ha! Ha! That’s funny. Negroes pick and choose what they want to support and what interest them. Suggesting that whites have unlimited resources for funding and production of movies/documentaries is true. No doubt. But this does not excuse Negroes from being self-imposed spectators while others document their...
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sunnubian ·
"Uh....this is NOT true anymore. There are a lot of black artists that now have the resources to make black movies. Just like the record business with blacks now having their own labels, if BLACKS wanted to they could do the same in the movie industry. We have the internet, easy to use cameras---all it takes is...........when they can do the EXACT same thang. But as usual we are waiting for massa to give us the heads up. That will NEVER happen." On point!!! You said everything that needs to...
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sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Movies and documentaries also serve as a peek into who Black people really are, who African Americans really are, what African Americans have really contributed , what African Americans have really sacrificed , and more importantly, true information about Black people's history in America being distributed throughout the general public validates the sadism, hatred, unfairness, discrimination, and evil that Black people have suffered at the hands of and by the...
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sunnubian ·
*****When I went to see the movie, there were more Whites (about 90%) in the theatre than Blacks and many were men with family who were elderly retired military veterans who gave the movie a standing ovation.***** " Red Tails " came in #2, to "Underworld" ($25.4 million) opened to better-than-expected numbers at the domestic box office this weekend, taking in $19.1million. Fox Studios was upbeat. Studio executives had projected that the PG-13 "Red Tails," about the Tuskegee Airmen of World...
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sunnubian ·
Sista ER wrote: We can be mad that it's mostly White people producing these shows ... but ONE month of REAL history is better than the around-the-clock, year-round showing of "Flavor of Love" and "T.I. & Tiny" that a lot of Black people are riveted to these days. My sista...you are sooooooooooo right! Hey I didn't even get that this movie was showin in conjunction to Black History. I need to slow down. Okay. I don't understand why folks panties are in a bunch. Truly. We as black people...
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sunnubian ·
Lt. Col. Luke Weathers Jr. Tuskegee Airman Luke Weathers Jr. Buried At Arlington National Cemetery. ARLINGTON, Va. — On the same day that retired Air Force Lt. Col. Luke Weathers Jr. took his resting place among other war and military heroes, his real-life story as a World War II aviator played out on movie screens across the country. Weathers was buried Friday at Arlington National Cemetery in a service that began with a flyover of four F-16 jets in the Missing Man formation, a special...
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sunnubian ·
Great post Brotha Cholly! You're a man after my own heart. I just love this. And don't understand for the life of me....why there are some of us arguing over this...when we KNOW full well that there are no real black folks willing to put their necks out to tell our own stories. Pitiful. Point is...our stories getting out with quality, integrity, dignity and respect! Which is how it should be done!
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Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

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George Lucas: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black January 11, 2012 By yvette Leave a Comment George Lucas made an appearance on The Daily Show last night and said what most black people in Hollywood have been saying for years: It’s hard to get funding for black movies because they’re, well – black. It’s not because black scripts are poorly written that they are difficult to fund, but because there’s no role in an all black script for a white lead. “It’s because...
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