8 July 2012 11:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Returning to Brooklyn—a very different Brooklyn—with Red Hook Summer, the outspoken filmmaker talks with Will Leitch about the timidity of Hollywood, reality-tv minstrelsy, and what it’s like to have inspired the president and the First Lady’s very first date. When I was 13, I had a picture of you and Michael Jordan on my wall.The poster where he was holding my head up? That’s the one, from your Nike commercials with him. Five years after that, you were making Malcolm X. No offense, but I’m not sure you could get Malcolm X made today. Did you have more power then?I do not think the word is power. I think that it is a different climate today. I do not think Oliver Stone gets JFK made today. Unless they can make JFK fly. If they can’t make Malcolm X fly, with tights and a cape, »


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