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That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 22, 2022 09:07PM
[youtu.be]

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Re: That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: August West
Date: September 22, 2022 10:07PM
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“There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in."

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Re: That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 22, 2022 10:43PM
I remember Mariah Carey saying in an interview that she had 'good hair', and always wondered if there was any flak over that.






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Re: That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: $tevie
Date: September 23, 2022 12:03AM
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Re: That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: $tevie
Date: September 23, 2022 12:04AM
I haven't seen that movie in 30 years. All I recall is the ending.



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Re: That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 23, 2022 12:12AM
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$tevie
I haven't seen that movie in 30 years. All I recall is the ending.

That part is responsible for that popular term. Out of all of Spike Lee's movies, School Daze is my favorite one. His second, clunky, low budget film.



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Re: That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: $tevie
Date: September 23, 2022 12:15AM
I remember She's Gotta Have It much more clearly. That movie had some hilarious scenes.



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Re: That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 23, 2022 12:20AM
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$tevie
I remember She's Gotta Have It much more clearly. That movie had some hilarious scenes.

I enjoyed that greatly. I remember sitting there at the theater, thinking, "This is the first movie I've seen that was exactly how the Black guy wanted it to be." That wasn't exploitation. There was a gigantic billboard of it on Sunset blvd.
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Re: That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: $tevie
Date: September 23, 2022 01:15AM
I am sure it was the first movie I ever saw that was created by a Black person.



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Re: That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: hal
Date: September 23, 2022 12:34PM
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vision63
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$tevie
I remember She's Gotta Have It much more clearly. That movie had some hilarious scenes.

I enjoyed that greatly. I remember sitting there at the theater, thinking, "This is the first movie I've seen that was exactly how the Black guy wanted it to be." That wasn't exploitation. There was a gigantic billboard of it on Sunset blvd.

I remember stopping by the vid store to get a video before work. She's gotta have it wasn't that well known. When asked what I was holding, I realized the title wouldn't go over well with the boss, but luckily, one of my coworkers knew the movie and explained for me that no, it wasn't porn!

LOVED that movie, but Do the Right Thing is my fav by far. Great pacing, amazing color - first rate cast all around.



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Re: That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 23, 2022 01:13PM
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$tevie
I am sure it was the first movie I ever saw that was created by a Black person.

Chances are you saw a Sidney Poitier-directed film prior to this one: [www.imdb.com]



It is what it is.
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Re: That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: $tevie
Date: September 23, 2022 01:25PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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$tevie
I am sure it was the first movie I ever saw that was created by a Black person.

Chances are you saw a Sidney Poitier-directed film prior to this one: [www.imdb.com]
Nope. I wasn't a big film-goer back in the day, because I grew up in a suburban town with the nearest theater five towns away. Then I was a starving art student. I had a lot of catching up to do when the vcr was invented, and I'm still lagging far behind most people in number of movies seen.



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Re: That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 23, 2022 01:44PM
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$tevie
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N-OS X-tasy!
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$tevie
I am sure it was the first movie I ever saw that was created by a Black person.

Chances are you saw a Sidney Poitier-directed film prior to this one: [www.imdb.com]
Nope. I wasn't a big film-goer back in the day, because I grew up in a suburban town with the nearest theater five towns away. Then I was a starving art student. I had a lot of catching up to do when the vcr was invented, and I'm still lagging far behind most people in number of movies seen.

There are definitely earlier films with a true Black aesthetic. "Black Girl" directed by Ossie Davis is an interesting film which happens to be free on the YouTube. Leslie Uggams and Brock Peters. It's kinda clunky but you know, I can forgive that. [youtu.be]

Cooley High directed by the the criminally overlooked Michael Schultz is pretty legendary. It also happens to be free on the YouTube. These days people don't understand that the movie was a period piece. A mid 70's film that depicted the early to mid 60's. [youtu.be]

BUT MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BLACK FILM will always be "Claudine." Not directed by a Black person but you just can't beat Dianne Carroll and James Earl Jones in their Mega Primes. I remember my mom, brother and sister going to the drive in to see it. And of course the soundtrack can't be beat. What? Totally free on the YouTube??? [youtu.be]



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Re: That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: $tevie
Date: September 23, 2022 01:57PM
I'll add them to my watch list, thanks.

There's a movie from 1996 called "Watermelon Woman" that's about a queer black woman which was made by a queer black woman. It's so 90s that she works in a video rental store! It's part autobiographical and part documentary and part comedy and part discussion of sexual and race relations and very good, which is amazing to me considering how much she was mixing up into one film.



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Re: That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 23, 2022 02:17PM
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$tevie
I'll add them to my watch list, thanks.

There's a movie from 1996 called "Watermelon Woman" that's about a queer black woman which was made by a queer black woman. It's so 90s that she works in a video rental store! It's part autobiographical and part documentary and part comedy and part discussion of sexual and race relations and very good, which is amazing to me considering how much she was mixing up into one film.

Thanks for reminding me about that movie. I've been wanting to see it.
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Re: That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: September 23, 2022 10:07PM
Also Black Orpheus, made in 1959, although a White director.
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Re: That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 24, 2022 01:49AM
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mrbigstuff
Also Black Orpheus, made in 1959, although a White director.

Another winner!
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Re: That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 24, 2022 07:57AM
[en.wikipedia.org]



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Re: That word was addressed very entertainingly in this "School Daze" clip
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 24, 2022 10:53AM
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Speedy
[en.wikipedia.org]

Right. Very few of them were written and/or directed by Black people. Earnest Tidyman wrote "Shaft" which wasn't a Blaxploitation film per se, but as a white guy, he wrote it with sensitivity. He wasn't happy with the final product though. You can easily spot the compromises/panderings in Shaft. Still a great movie.



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