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Foxx Fires back At Lee for Dejango

Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:12 pm

Jamie Foxx is firing back at Spike Lee for calling his film Django Unchained disrespectful to his ancestors.

"The question for me is: Where's Spike Lee coming from?" Foxx said to London's The Guardian. "He didn't like Whoopi Goldberg, he doesn't like Tyler Perry, he doesn't like anybody, I think he's sort of run his course. I mean, I respect Spike; he's a fantastic director. But he gets a little shady when he's taking shots at his colleagues without looking at the work. To me, that's irresponsible."

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Last month, Lee told VibeTV he wasn't going to see the Quentin Tarantino-directed film about a former slave (Foxx) who becomes allies with a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), as they try to rescue Django's wife (Kerry Washington) from a ruthless plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). The movie has already made $129 million since opening Christmas Day, making it Tarantino's highest-grossing film.

"All I'm going to say is that it's disrespectful to my ancestors to see that film," Lee said. "I can't disrespect my ancestors. That's just me. ... I'm not speaking on behalf of anybody else."

Foxx says that just because Tarantino is a white man making a film about black history, that doesn't mean he can't do it accurately.

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"You got to look at the individual cases," he said. "When Pat Boone covered Little Richard, you think, 'Huh?', he's got no affinity for it. Good Golly Miss Molly? I don't think so. But you can't tell me that Eminem ain't hot - he's white or that Elvis Presley isn't a bad motherf-----, or that Quentin Tarantino can't do whatever he likes, [because] damn straight he can."

And if there are parts of the film that make audiences angry, Foxx has three words to say: "They're supposed to."
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Re: Foxx Fires back At Lee for Dejango

Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:00 pm

Nice post promiseland. Django Unchained is a fine film. Foxx is superb; he is correct to stand his ground.

Re: Foxx Fires back At Lee for Dejango

Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:53 pm

A great film. Maybe Spike should see it before he flaps his gums.

Re: Foxx Fires back At Lee for Dejango

Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:09 am

Another fine film, with all of that wonderful violence, oh what would people do without having their violence fix satisfied.

Re: Foxx Fires back At Lee for Dejango

Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:23 am

ian wrote:Another fine film, with all of that wonderful violence, oh what would people do without having their violence fix satisfied.


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Re: Foxx Fires back At Lee for Dejango

Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:34 am

paulsweeney wrote:
ian wrote:Another fine film, with all of that wonderful violence, oh what would people do without having their violence fix satisfied.


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First good bellylaugh I've had in days! Thanks, Paul!

(Lee actually did say this before seeing the film. That is seriously uncool.)

rjm

Re: Foxx Fires back At Lee for Dejango

Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:44 pm

Spike Lee is obviously jealous of Quentin Tarantino's Directing abilities, and is one to always look for excuses to expose his racial side.

Re: Foxx Fires back At Lee for Dejango

Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:28 pm

Great movie that leaves you speechless with what was going on in those days...

Re: Foxx Fires back At Lee for Dejango

Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:52 pm

rjm wrote:
paulsweeney wrote:
ian wrote:Another fine film, with all of that wonderful violence, oh what would people do without having their violence fix satisfied.


Post here


First good bellylaugh I've had in days! Thanks, Paul!


rjm


I'm no Rob, but once every couple of years things click.

Re: Foxx Fires back At Lee for Dejango

Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:38 am

Good one Paul!

Re: Foxx Fires back At Lee for Dejango

Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:09 am

Now I finally got Paul's response... :facep:

Re: Foxx Fires back At Lee for Dejango

Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:09 pm

Well said Jamie Foxx. Spike Lee comes across as having a big chip on his shoulder.
Tarantino has never disappointed and I am looking forward to Django at the cinema this Thursday after rejecting three different offers of pirate discs!