Recently, fans of the cancelled UPN/CW teen drama Veronica Mars got an early Christmas present. Last week, show creator Rob Thomas and series star Kristen Bell appealed to the small, but vocal, fan base with a $2 million Kickstarter fundraising … Continue reading Crowdfunding TV: A Good Thing?
So the latest lunacy is Right-wing Conservatives using African-American appeal for the film DJANGO UNCHAINED to bring a majority of them to their side of the Gun Control debate. Really? Every white guy in the film- with the exception of … Continue reading What Would Django Do?
Recently, I heard an interview Quentin Tarantino did with Terry Gross of NPR’s FRESH AIR. It wasn’t one of Terry’s best. She let Tarantino ramble on about his love of Blaxploitation films and other minutia. One of the tangents he went off on was critiquing famous American directors. Tarantino stated said he hated film director John Ford. You know, four-time, Oscar-winning director JOHN FORD. Yeah, that John Ford. Ford is best know, but not exclusively, for his westerns. Tarantino doubled down on his criticisms by saying “Ford was a racist!” I waited to hear Tarantino give an explanation why he considered Ford … Continue reading It’s 2013 and My President is Black or Why I Don’t Need Quentin Tarantino to Give Me Racial Pride