|Trailer For Miracle At St. Anna|
Sneak a look at Spike Lee's war movie
13 June 2008 | Written by Olly Richards | Source: Yahoo
|When not arguing with Clint Eastwood, Spike Lee also makes films. You can see evidence of this here, where Yahoo has an excellent trailer for his latest, Miracle at St. Anna.|
The film, adapted by James McBride from his own novel, is a chronicle of the lives of four 'Buffalo Soldiers', an all-black division of the US Army who were stationed in Italy in WWII. The men find themselves trapped behind enemy lines when one of them rescues a small boy. And there's something to do with a marble head.
The trailer looks great and certainly shows a side of Spike Lee we haven't really seen before. It's difficult to think of a movie he's made with a bigger visual scope than this, and who, really, isn't at least interested to see what Spike Lee does with a battle scene? Also, miraculously, the trailer sets up the story without really giving anything away.
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|Back to the main point, film looks fab! Looking forward to this. More|
Posted by mozzy_gal at 21:59 on 14 June 2008 | Report This Post
|Now that's just downright ignorance. Fair enough ther'es no point banging on about something that happened donkey years ago but don't be ignorant and say "i couldn't give a toss". And about the every black person should feel guilty also? Oh please, don't even hold your friggin breath! What nonsense! haha! More|
Posted by mozzy_gal at 21:58 on 14 June 2008 | Report This Post
| If you want to wallow in misguided guilt for what others have done in the past, simply because you have the same colour skin, then go ahead. Me? I couldn't give a toss, I have never oppressed anyone therefore my conscience is clean.
Oh, by the way, many of the old slave traders were black, so I guess by your logic every black person should feel guilty too.
Have a nice day.
Posted by My name is Legion at 11:48 on 14 June 2008 | Report This Post
|looks fresh and challaging! nice! I wouldn't miss this movie for anything and I dont remember Empire covering this movie before except in the Cannes blog! i want more news please!!! More|
Posted by fantasy89 at 18:37 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
|Looks Good, but....|
|Spike Lee's attack on Clint Eastwood is a new low as far as marketing is concerned, to insinuate that one of the greatest and most respected film makers alive today is racist, is despicable. Spike really needs to buck up his ideas, he is a very gifted film maker himself, why he feels the need to make such ridiculous accusations is beyond me (apart from the obvious self promotion).
Now AYBGerrardo, your heart is in the right place, but any ethnicity can be racist, I have worked with alot of pe More|
Posted by Jonno007 at 18:32 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
| RE: AYBGerrardo|
| Yeah, I see what you mean, but when I'm outlining something complex I had no choice but to group people. But I agree with you 100% that the white man should not stand up for the black man, whatever his intentions. Please understand, though, that I wasn't standing up for black people, or Spike Lee, but for my own strongly-held beliefs - and when I picked up on an occurrence of something I despise, I had to attack it...
I shouldn't have gone shouting about it, though, you're right.
A digressi More|
Posted by AYBGerrardo at 18:27 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
|"But we don't have the right to criticise them - besides the fact that we are guilty, anything 'wrong' they've done, any violence they've started in riots, it has come because as a race they are oppressed and continue to be so."
Mate your intentions are obviously honorable but seriously, the way your expressing them are seriously patronising and in their own way could be deemed offensive. Your use of "they" and "we" sounds as if you're discussing another species More|
Posted by albumental at 17:52 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
|P.S. Film looks great|
|looking forward to it More|
Posted by Hanna at 17:00 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
|don't you all shut the fuck up? Or, failing that, take it to the Guardian website where your petty, misinformed bullshit might be tolerated. Cheers More|
Posted by Hanna at 16:53 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
| RE: RE:|
| It's honestly what I believe...most people seem to believe all the races are on an equal footing...I'm not saying any race is superior to another, but the attitude of 'yo i'm not a racist because I believe black people are just as good as me' is stupid and worryingly common...it is hypocritical and, yes, it is racist. When we continue to try to forget that we have done wrong, all the while presenting ourselves as liberal by regarding other races as equal,...well, that doesn't do anyone any good More|
Posted by AYBGerrardo at 16:26 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
| L: AYBGerrardo
no white man has the right to call an individual black man, or the black community, racist.
What an utterly moronic statement.
Posted by My name is Legion at 16:11 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
|better than the thin red line? the greatest war film of the last 20 years and of the most haunting pieces of cinema to grace our screens?
I don't think so. More|
Posted by magnusbarfod at 15:17 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
|That looks like an actually decent war movie. It can only be good surely? Oh man, I'm a sucker for a good trailer. More|
Posted by swordsandsandals at 14:51 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
|Now this looks good, not saving private ryan good but better than the thin red line good. One for the cinema. More|
Posted by dave404 at 13:47 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
|i'd love it if one of the characters was easy rawlins, maybe in a cameo. From the novels i seem to recall he fought in italy in ww2 More|
Posted by samthemanokayman at 13:22 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
|Lee doing a war movie? Sadly, Spike Lee is a victim of his own big mouth, and it is easy to miss, unless you actually watch his later films that he is a naturally gifted filmaker. He's more famous for mouthing off and I think someone needs to take him to one side and point that out. He is not a racist because he has never said anything to hurt any other minority. Saying that 'MalcomX' must only be made by a black man is no more incendiary than saying 'Themla and Louise' must only be made by a wo More|
Posted by TheMadFatChickKiller at 13:03 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
|Wow - I'm gripped already - an excellent trailer! Looks kinda like 'Saving Private Ryan' but much darker...
CameronJames, you're calling Spike a racist? That's out of line...
Are you making these accusations because he said Malcolm X needed to be directed by a black man (which is absolutely categorical truth, and I'm saying that as a white man myself) or because of your resentment of black people?
It is my opinion that after the two greatest injustices of the past millennium, perhaps of etern More|
Posted by AYBGerrardo at 12:12 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
|What a misleading title - sounds rather like some American football movie about an underdog team, who - against all odds - succeed against a superior, arrogant adversary at some place called St. Anna and thus left an imprint on history by proving that the American Dream is alive and well. Directed by Stephen Herek. But that trailer looked surprisingly good, I just hope Lee can keep his inner urge to deal with 'issues' in check. More|
Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 12:10 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
|What on earth does that mean? More|
Posted by Eomer_King at 11:57 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
|Spike Lee pisses me off with how blatantly racist he is. But just because he's black no-ones allowed to call him out on it. More|
Posted by CameronJames at 11:46 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
| RE: I don't like spike lee|
| I'm sure Lee's current spat with Clint Eastwood has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that he has a film coming out..... More|
Posted by RJNeb2 at 10:04 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
|I don't like spike lee|
|I like spike jonze More|
Posted by badmartin at 09:49 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post
|yep this looks interesting, a lot more so than the new punisher trailer More|
Posted by monodogg at 09:06 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post