Directors Gone Wild!

When Clint Eastwood heard Spike Lee’s complaint about the racial make-up of Clint’s war movie “Flags of Our Fathers,” Clint was exasperated. After explaining to a interviewer that his film was true to history, he remarked about Spike Lee, “A guy like him should shut his face.”

I’ve said that line in my head, over and over, and I love it. It is poetry.

When Abel Ferrara heard that Werner Herzog had cast Nick Cage in his remake of Ferrara’s film The Bad Lieutenant, Ferrara told an L.A. Times reporter, “I wish these people would all die in hell. I hope they’re all in the same street car and it blows up.”

Herzog came back with, “I have no idea who Abel Ferrara is. Is he Italian?”

Why can’t everyone follow the lead of these guys and say what they mean? In the arts, in politics, wouldn’t that be refreshing? Anywhere but in the home, of course.

On another note, I can’t wait to see “Mongol“, an epic film about Ghenghis Kahn. It was filmed in China, Mongolia and Kasakhstan. It looks like a visually stunning drama, filled with spectacular violence, and beautiful rugged Aisan men with long flowing hair.

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5 Responses to Directors Gone Wild!

  1. WendyB says:

    I kind of want to slap all film directors. Is that wrong?

  2. enc says:

    Some people need to shut their pie holes.

  3. Sister Wolf says:

    I think they should be not seen, but not heard.

  4. Sonja says:

    are you saying that spike should just shut his pie hole – or they both should just shut their pie holes? personally, i want to hear more from both of them. see more too, like pies being hurled at each other’s pie holes. Wendy B, let’s just let all film directors slap each other while we sit back and watch. who has the energy?

  5. Imelda Matt says:

    I love GK, he mentored Imelda in the arts of despotism…yes, it’s true!

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