|1.||Saturday Night Live
(1975 TV Series)
Episode: Michael Jordan/Public Enemy (1991)
Ellen Cleghorne, Siobhan Fallon and Robert Smigel's first episode as cast members. Sketches include: Wayne's World, Michael Jordan Monologue, Schmitt's Gay Beer, The First Black Harlem Globetrotter, Bill Swerski's Super Fans (featuring George Wendt, ), Weekend Update with Dennis Miller, Weekend Update: Reverend Jesse Jackson reads Green Eggs and Ham, Daily Affirmation, Zoraida, The Dark Side with Nat X (featuring Spike Lee), Tales From The Barbecue, Miles Davis Memoriam, and Elevator Fans III. Public Enemy performs 'Can't Truss It' and 'Bring The Noise'.
|2.||The Original Kings of Comedy
February 26 and 27, 2000, the Original Kings of Comedy play Charlotte, NC. The themes are Blacks and Whites, men and women, old-school and hip-hop. Steve Harvey emcees, celebrates '70s music and lyrics of love, and pokes at folks in the front row. D.L. Hughley mines racial differences and talks about his marriage. Cedric the Entertainer riffs on a Black president and on being grown up. Bernie Mac, who says he expresses what's in the back of our minds, closes with reflections on being 42 (new aspects to his sex life and his attitude toward children). Spike Lee's camera takes us backstage and off-stage with the Kings and into the crowd where everyone's laughing.
(2015 Video Game)
From the humble beginnings of high school basketball, to the legendary Allen Fieldhouse and the University of Kansas where Jayhawks soar, to the big stage that is the NBA, where wide-eyed rookies become superstars, Spike Lee's "Livin' Da Dream" re-envisions storytelling in sports video games as the newest addition to NBA 2Ks MyCareer mode.
This Spike Lee film examines the life of an aspiring actress in New York. She is upset by the treatment of women in the movie industry during one of her screen tests with 'QT'. Out of work and desperate for money, she decides to take a job as a phone-sex operator. Here, unlike her previous dealings with potential employers, her (female) boss is kind, caring, and sensitive. Later, she begins to get too engrossed in her work and starts to lose touch with reality, represented by her friend and neighbor, Jimmy.
(1991 TV Series)
Episode: Episode dated 10 January 2003 (2003)
Film Director Spike Lee And Actor Edward Norton Talk About Their Work On The Film 25Th Hour, Which Chronicles A Man'S Final Day Before Beginning His Seven-Year Prison Sentence. Also, The Author John Updike Discusses His Newest Novel, Seek My Face.
(1991 TV Series)
Episode: Episode dated 14 July 1997 (1997)
Charlie Speaks With Filmmaker Spike Lee And Reporter Howell Raines About The Bombing Of A Birmingham Church In 1963 That Inspired The Film, 4 Little Girls. Plus, Performers Ann Miller, Skitch Henderson, Cyd Charisse And Van Johnson Talk About The Heyday Of Hollywood Movie Musicals.
(1991 TV Series)
Episode: Episode dated 19 April 2002 (2002)
Charlie Conducts An Interview With Actor/Film Director Peter Bogdanovich On His Personal Life, Work As A Film Critic, And Recurring Role In The Television Series The Sopranos. Also, Filmmaker Spike Lee Discusses His Documentary On The Life Of Former Football Player And Activist Jim Brown, Jim Brown: All-American.
(1991 TV Series)
Episode: Episode dated 28 August 2006 (2006)
In The Second Of Two Hours On The Legacy Of Hurricane Katrina, Filmmaker Spike Lee Discusses His Documentary "When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts" About Post-Katrina New Orleans. Then, Norman Francis, President Of Xavier University Of Louisana And Chairman Of The Lousiana Recovery Authority, Discusses The Rebuilding Efforts, One Year Later.
|9.||All the Invisible Children
Seven shorts about childhood problem through the eyes of seven directors. 1) "Tanza": Mehdi Chafer shows a boy called Tanza in an undefined country in Africa fighting in a civil war with machine gun and explosives, and dreaming on having his home and going to school. 2) "Uros": Emir Kusturica shows a gypsy boy called Uros in his last day in a juvenile prison in Serbia-Montenegro without any other perspective but returning to the place. 3) "Jesus Children of America": Spike Lee shows a HIV positive girl called Blanca, daughter of junkies' parents with Aids and the cruelty of her schoolmates in school. 4) "Bilu and João": Kátia Lund gives an optimistic approach of two homeless children that fight to survive working on the streets, collecting beer and soda tins and paper to sell in a junkyard, and transporting shops in street fairs. 5) "Jonathan": Jordan and Ridley Scott show a photographer correspondent of war in pain for his past experiences. 6) "Ciro": Stefano Veneruso shows a young boy in Naples that pickpockets to survive. 7) "Song Son and Little Cat": John Woo shows a tale of fantasy, with a homeless orphan and a spoiled wealthy girl.
|10.||Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
(1995 TV Series)
Episode: Coach/The Longest Season/The Money Trail (1995)
"Coach" director Spike Lee profiles legendary Georgetown University basketball coach John Thompson. "The Longest Season" interviews Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Brian Blades who was recently charged with manslaughter. "The Money Trail" looks at the people who help funnel illegal money to college athletes.
|11.||The IMDb Studio
(2015 TV Series)
Episode: Spike Lee on Academy Changing Its Rules to Include More Diversity (2016)
Spike Lee, who is debuting his new film 'Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall' at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, spoke with IMDb about the January 22 announcement that the Academy will be changing its rules to include more diversity in its voting process. Watch the video above to hear why Spike isn't changing his stance on boycotting the Oscars but why he commends the recent decision.
|12.||The IMDb Studio
(2015 TV Series)
Episode: Spike Lee on 'Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall' (2016)
Director Spike Lee talks to IMDb about his latest documentary "Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall.' Plus, find out how he feels about Michael Jackson's collaboration with Quincy Jones in 'The Wiz' and why working with Amazon Studios on his film 'Chi-Raq' has been an amazing experience.
|13.||The Story of Film: An Odyssey
Episode: Fight the Power: Protest in Film (2011)
The Story of Film looks at cinema of the 1980s and examines how directors used movies to protest and speak truth to those in power. It first looks at film-makers in Communist China (Tian Zhuangzhuang, Chen Kaige, and Zhang Yimou) and examines Eastern Europran directors in Georgia (Tengiz Abuladze), the Soviet Union (Elem Klimov, Kira Muratova), and Poland (Krzysztof Kieslowski). It, then, discusses Africa cinema in Burkina Faso (Gaston Kabore) and Mali (Souleymane Cisse). In the United States, films are influenced by music video and the Cold War. It looks at the films of David Lynch, Spike Lee, John Sayles, and Maggie Renzi. In European protest filmmakers thrive in France (Luc Besson and Leos Carax), Spain (Pedro Almodovar and Víctor Erice), England (Stephen Frears, Terence Davies, Peter Greenaway, and Derek Jarman), Scotland (Bill Douglas and Bill Forsyth), Wales (Peter Greenaway), and Canada (David Cronenberg, Norman McLaren, and Denys Arcand).
|14.||Spike Lee's Lil Joints
Episode: Redemption Song (2016)
The first historically black college to win an NCAA title should've been the 1971 Howard University soccer team. Coached by a man named Lincoln Phillips, a collection of men of color from all over the world beat predominantly white powerhouse Saint Louis University 3-2 in the championship game, only to have NCAA take the title away because of two minor infractions. Directed by Kenan K. Holley for Spike Lee's ESPN series, Lil' Joints, this film chronicles the rise and fall and rise again of Howard soccer, all within a four-year period. As former Howard student Rock Newman says, "This wasn't just about a soccer championship. This was black excellence."
|15.||Spike Lee's Lil Joints
Episode: 2 Fists Up (2016)
When University of Missouri football players threatened to boycott their game with Brigham Young University last November unless president Tim Wolfe resigned, they made news far beyond the sports pages and Columbia, Missouri. But that was only one chapter in a tale that began long before that - a tale that director Spike Lee unspools in this Lil' Joints documentary for ESPN Films. Yes, the athletes played a significant role in forcing Wolfe's resignation, but it was really the female organizers of the Concerned Student 1950 movement, as well as a man, Jonathan Butler, willing to starve himself, who stood tallest in the confrontation with institutional racism at Mizzou. Indeed, their courage and resolve brings hope to the message chanted at the end of the film: "We gonna be all right."
Political satire about an underground militant group that kidnaps African-Americans who have sold out their race. The story follows as the group led Curtis-Hall and Rhames kidnaps an advertising executive (La Salle) who has been providing advertising programs that belittles blacks and women. One advertisement features Spike Lee endorsing Gospelpak Fried Chicken which comes in a bucket with the Confederate flag draped all over it.
Ex-con turned poet/performer Lemon Andersen fights for an exit from generations of poverty by bringing his life's secrets to the New York stage. But revisiting his troubled past has more in store than he bargained for, as he is confronted by his demons time and again. Still, Lemon - raised by a drug dealer and a car thief - was born to hustle and survive, so when Spike Lee steps in to produce his show, Lemon believes he might finally find the redemption that he desperately seeks. Ultimately, LEMON is about more than Lemon. A man whose talent is anything but 'normal,' his dreams are of every man with a history of hardship and the desire for something more for himself and his family.
|18.||If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise
(2010 TV Series)
In 2006, director Spike Lee created an astonishing record of the cataclysmic effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans with his epic award-winning documentary, When the Levees Broke. Five years later, Lee returns to New Orleans, to see how the ambitious plans to reinvent the Crescent City were playing out. He finds a patchwork of hope and heartache just as a new disaster unfolds. The four-hour documentary is a continuation of the heart-rending story of destruction and rebirth of America's most unique city.
(1993 TV Series)
Episode: Kidnapping in New York (????)
Jessica is researching undercover as a tramp for a reportage in New York to find out what happened to some disappearing homeless people. She doesn't know that she put herself in danger. She is kidnapped and wakes up in a medical laboratory, where the crazy Dr. Dean does experiments with the homeless people and changes them into babies to sell the babies. Spirou and Fantasio are on the scent of the kidnapper. They get to know the New Yorker taxi driver Spike Lee, who knows the city very well. Spirou has an idea: Fantasio should dress up as a tramp and Fantasio and Spike lie in waiting. The first part of the plan goes perfectly: Fantasio gets kidnapped and the friends follow him. But they are stopped by the police because they were driving too quickly and they lose track of the kidnapper. A race against the time starts: Are Spirou, Spip and Spike able to save their friends before they are sold as babies?
|20.||The Universal Story
Richard Dreyfuss hosts a celebration of the 80 year history of Universal Studios. Founded as IMP by Carl Leammle to oppose Edison's Motion Picture Tust, it soon grew under the leadership of 21 year old production head Irving Thalberg with classic silents from artists like John Ford, Erich Von Stroheim, and Lon Chaney and prospered further in the Sound Era under the leadership of Carl Leammle Jr. with such classics as "All Quiet on The Western Front," "Showboat," and the studio's signature monster franchises, "Frankenstein" and "Dracula." The Leammle's loss of the studio is covered up through it's merger with International pictures in the 40s The 1950s ushered in the studio's star development program with Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis and its star/studio profit-sharing policy that began with James Stewart. The evolution into the modern Universal of today began in the early 60s with its takeover by MCA and the creative leadership of Lew Wasserman and its partnerships with creative filmmakers like Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen Spielberg, Spike Lee, Ron Howard, Clint Eastwood, and Bob Zemeckis.
|21.||HuffPost Live Conversations
(2014 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2014)
Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch and Ryan Murphy talk about their new HBO movie "The Normal Heart." Jason Priestley talks about his iconic TV roles and Spike Lee discusses the lasting influence of his most significant films.
|22.||Life to the Max
(2012 TV Series)
Episode: Gopher's Go to Washington (2007)
Gopher's Go to Washington- The Gopher National Champion Wrestlers tour the Pentagon and the White House The Carney Family- Minnesota Wild's defense-man Keith Carney is a real family man Spike Lee- The famous director goes one on one with Mike Max.
|23.||Danny from L.A.
(2012 TV Series)
Episode: Heejun's Bringing the Love Back (2013)
It's Heejun Han to the rescue! American Idol alum and popular recording artist, Heejun, joins Danny on the DFLA set! Get better acquainted with Heejun and also witness Terry, the Korean FX, in action! Crying members of KARA, Spike Lee's rendition of "Old Boy", how NOT to pick up Korean girls, Crayon Pop on Kpop Theater and more on DFLA.
|24.||Edge of Outside
An hour-long documentary designed to celebrate the spirit of the independent filmmaker from D.W. Griffith to Quentin Tarantino. Interview footage and film clips are blended together to form a chronological approach to the subject matter. Profiles of important figures within the independent film industry include John Cassavetes, Stanley Kubrick, John Sayles, Woody Allen, Roger Corman, Samuel Fuller, Martin Scorsese, Orson Welles, Arthur Penn, Spike Lee, Peter Bogdanovich, Sam Peckinpah, Nicholas Ray, and Henry Jaglom. The documentary compiles new and stock interviews with important filmmakers including Cassavetes, Corman, Bogdanovich, Fuller, Scorsese, Welles, Penn, Sayles, Ray, Peckinpah, Lee, and Jaglom. The program also covers important movements in the history of independent cinema such as the Italian neorealism and the French New Wave. The documentary makes it clear in the emphasis that an independent film is not simply a low-budget film, but instead, accurately defines the genre by the filmmaker's ability to convey an individual vision through their creative approach, with limited interference from a higher authority, whether or not working within a studio system.
(2004 TV Series)
Episode: Lee Daniels in Conversation with Monty Ross (2008)
In 2002, Lee Daniels produced the critically acclaimed box office success Monster's Ball, starring Halle Berry, who made history by becoming the first black woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. Now a power player in the industry, Daniels went on to produce the controversial film, The Woodsman, starring Kevin Bacon and Mos Def. Last year, he made his directorial debut with Shadowboxer, starring Oscar winners Helen Mirren and Cuba Gooding, Jr. Daniels sits down with Spike Lee's longtime producer Monty Ross for a look at his career.
|26.||Colors: Bangin' in South Carolina
Based on the true story of Terrence Davis, a former gangleader turned successful filmmaker. He documents his 10 year transformation from running one of the largest gangs in South Carolina history to eventually working with SPIKE LEE. COLORS: Bangin' in South Carolina details the deadliest gang feud in the history of Columbia, South Carolina. A feud inherited from Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles that has lasted over 15 years turning even the suburbs into a warzone. The movie offers never before seen footage of gangs, active gang member testimonials, and interviews with the newly formed police agencies that were made to stop them. It's more than just your normal urban gang documentary it's a story about connections between those rejected by mainstream society. The story primarily follows filmmaker, Terrence Davis. He was formerly the leader of the largest Crip gang in South Carolina history by the time he was 17 years old. After losing so many friends to either Death or Prison, Terrence realized it was time for a change. So he decided to get a college degree in mass communications. He was accepted to film school in New York City and has been working on movies ever since. In 2014, he returned to his hometown in South Carolina and opened up a vocational film school called the South Carolina Film Institute. Other characters in the documentary include: "Dirt", a 22-year-old Blood, who was shot and now lives his life in a wheelchair. He has been incarcerated over 9 times. He doesn't want to go to college yet or cool down, he wants to gang bang. He doesn't want you to feel sorry for him he wants you to know he has a choice and that's his choice, Blood for life. "Ghost", a 23-year-old Crip, tells his story about gaining respect growing up in the suburbs. His peers picked on him and assaulted him because of his address which led him to join a gang. He gives a vivid recollection of being 13 years old and shooting somebody for the first time. "Slim OG", a 27-year-old , formerly the leader of the largest gang in South Carolina "The Black Gangster Disciples" with over 1000 members. Slim recounts his life at the top of the game until a near death experience changed his life forever. "OG Heyward", a 30-year-old Crip Leader, he talks about things he witnessed that led him into ganglife, such as witnessing the murder of his older cousin by some bloods at 13 years old. Every year since 2001, South Carolina has been ranked 1st in violent crime (U.S. Census, FBI.Gov), 5th in murder (CQ Press,2009) and ranked as the 3rd Most Dangerous State (CQ Press, 2009).
(1969 Short Film)
An improvised late '60's short-subject student film, and debut movie of Director, Charles Burnett; done in the neo-realist, documentary film style. A day-in-the-life South Central L.A. tale about a rag-tag group of unemployed black male pals. The realistic dialogue and attitudes of the principal players will remind the viewer of latter day Spike Lee/ Ice Cube movies. The moving of the washing machine scene will remind one of the 'engine carrying' sequence' of Burnett's '77 "Killer of Sheep" Feature. Inspiring.
|28.||An Evening with Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee
(2002 TV Movie)
This hour-long, one-on-one interview provides a candid glimpse into the lives of actors and "National Treasures" Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. Taped on October 18, 2002 at The Art Institute of Chicago in front of a live audience, the couple was interviewed by activist and scholar Angela Davis. Master of Ceremonies Micah Materre, WGN-TV morning news anchor, began the program speaking of the profound influence Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee had on her life. Mr. Davis and Ms. Dee begin the interview describing their involvement in political and social campaigns. They then lovingly describe when they met, during the American Negro Theater's production of Jeb, and getting married in New Jersey in 1948. The interview continues as they explain the American Negro Theater's role in fighting segregation and discrimination after World War II as well as the struggles of actors and artists during the McCarthy era. Mr. Davis and Ms. Dee then tell stories of their relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X as well as how they included their children in their political activism. After speaking of their roles in Cotton Comes to Harlem and Roots, Angela Davis asks them to describe their professional and personal relationship with film director Spike Lee. Though their entertainment careers blossomed, their commitment to humanitarian and political activism never waned. As the interview comes to a close, they reflect on the connection between art and politics and offer ideas on how to encourage younger generations to work for positive change in the world. At the time of the taping, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee had been married for more than fifty years. Not long after the taping, Ossie Davis passed away on February 4, 2005.
INSIDE BUFFALO Reconstructing for the first time an important piece of African American history and placing it within the context of Civil Rights history, INSIDE BUFFALO, an award winning feature film, Best Documentary at Black International Cinema Berlin ,tells the story of the 92nd Buffalo Division, the all African American segregated combat unit that fought with outstanding heroism in Italy during the Second World War. They were called "Buffalo Soldiers," these men fought two wars at the same time, one against the Nazis, the other against racial discrimination. and those who survived found that their contributions went unnoticed upon their return to United Stated of America. Director Fred Kuwornu, an Italian filmmaker of African heritage, searches out little-known aspects of the story, including details of the friendships forged between African American soldiers and the Italian partisan fighters and villagers they liberated from fascist rule. It is a 2008 meeting with Spike Lee - who was shooting "Miracle at St. Anna" on location in Tuscany that inspired Kuwornu to start this very personal voyage of discovery culminating in the powerful documentary. The last living African-American soldier awarded the Medal of Honor in WWII, Vernon Baker, recounts vividly his war-time experiences and the heroism of his unit. Courtesy appearance by President Barack Obama ! Inside Buffalo is a patchwork of stories that history almost forgot to tell. Until now!
|30.||The Making of 'Bamboozled'
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Spike Lee's satirical take on the American entertainment industry, in which a black writer for a TV network, frustrated at his failure to get his ideas for a respectable comedy about a black family accepted, presents an idea for a blackface minstrel show, only to have his plan backfire. Includes interviews with director Lee and the rest of the cast and crew, who give their insights into the efforts that went into bringing this film to life.
|31.||Bundeloafe II: The Return of Jaffar
An anatomically unique young man is taken to outer space where he is told he must use his filmmaking skills in a contest wherein the fate of the universe hangs in balance. Spike Lee puppets, vicious lions, giant praying mantises, and more await you in Bundeloafe 2: The Return of Jaffar!
A Woody Allen & Spike Lee inspired documentary following the underground porcelain sculptor Kim Simonsson as he lands on The Big Apple to meet some of the leading American players of the art business since the 1960's. The curator and museum director Ron Kuchta (Chrysler collection among others), American Ceramics publisher Harry Dennis and the critic Cynthia Nadelman all operate daily in Chelsea - the center of the art world - which has fifty times more galleries than during Andy Warhol's time. The gallery owner Nancy Margolis explains why she fell for Simonsson's weird porcelain sculptures and why she represents him in New York City. Together with Simonsson we visit also his favorite artist Judy Fox, who has become known worldwide for her provocative child sculptures. Simonsson's own art is depicted in form of dramatic installations that visually remind us of the stylistic introduction of the murdered bodies in Henry - A Serial Killer. The documentary ends up in a humorous dinner in which our protagonists discuss among others subjects like the mad mind of the artist and during which interesting sides in Simonsson's background are revealed. A musical score by Brand New Heavies' guitarist Simon Bartholomew rhythms this peculiar road movie with funky New Yorkers and challenging ceramics.
|33.||Black Film Now
A documentary about African-American Film. Featuring interviews with Spike Lee, Ava DuVernay, Harry Belafonte, Issa Rae and more it explores the current state of Black film; where it has been and where it is going.
Israel dives into the complexity and nuance of the global sneaker collection phenomenon. The link between sneakers, basketball, and hip-hop, and how these cultures combined to create this pop-culture juggernaut, is revealed via interviews with celebrities such as Michael Jordan, Spike Lee, Run-DMC, Russell Simmons, Charles Barkley, Fat Joe, and Chuck D.
|35.||Branford Marsalis Steep
Branford Marsalis in full throttle teaching at the Manhattan School of Music with the McDonald's High School Ensemble, in between takes on movie sets, backstage at various venues with music producer, Delfeayo Marsalis, and band members, and in concert at Spirit Square Arts Center as the Branford Marsalis Quartet. Interviewees: Sting, Herbie Hancock, Danny De Vito, Billy Crystal, Spike Lee pay tribute. Also released, under the title BRANFORD MARSALIS STEEP '96, a 60 minute-version of this program that consists only of the Quartet's performance. Branford Marsalis, tenor sax, soprano sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano; Delbert Felix, acoustic double bass; Lewis Nash, drums. Music: "Broadway fools", "Crescent City", "Solstice" by Branford Marsalis; "Chi chi' by Charlie Parker; "Deluge" by Wayne Shorter; "Dienda", "Lonjellis" by Kenny Kirkland; "Giant steps" by John Coltrane; "Lament" by J. J. Johnson; "Love stone" by Tony Williams; "Swingin' at the Haven" by Ellis Marsalis.
|36.||Utah Wheelin' Jazz: Doin' Hard Work
Doin' Hard Work is the first-ever behind-the-scenes peek, at player's on-and-off the court lives from the Wheelchair NBA. With a nod to Spike Lee's 'Kobe: Doin Work,' filmmaker Randall Wade, explores a never before seen look at how the human spirit overcomes insurmountable odds and draws subtle comparisons between today's professional athletes and the current 2011 NBA Lockout. Wade documents one team's journey as they drive 1500 miles, in one weekend, to LA to participate in the Nike 3on3 basketball tournament on the streets next to the Staples Center. 1 Lockout 1 Team 1 Weekend 1500 Miles 1 Goal: Win 1 Tournament In the life of every lockout there comes a time when the fans decide which heroes will rise and which league will fall Only fans determine, who is doing hard work.
(1997 Video Game)
interactive Star Wars parody activity center. Stepbrothers Brian and Aaron from Modesto, California are two huge Star Wars fans, who still live in their mom's basement. Since the day they saw Star Wars as kids, 20 years ago, they have dedicated every day of their life to building the ultimate Star Wars interactive activity center. Try out ten activities they've prepared for you as well as some extra content. "U Dont No Jedi" is a parody of trivia quizzes in which the made-up questions are often more bizarre than the answers. "Time Machine" allows you to see what your favorite SW characters will look like in their old age. "Death Star Destructo" is a simple shoot'em up where you control the Death Star. "Whack the Ewok" replaces moles with Ewoks. "Gene Splicer" allows you to literally mix up your favorite characters and see what happens. You can also visit the stepbrothers' website that Aaron designed. If you manage to guess the code of their private vault, you'll unlock three more activities. "Flawed Fighters" is a tongue in cheek fighting game with SW characters. "Scrapped Scripts" are "real" lost scripts from famous Hollywood filmmakers Woody Allen, Quentin Tarantino, Jerry Seinfeld and Spike Lee, who were once hired to write a first draft for the original Star Wars film. The reenactment of these scripts are parodies on Woody Allen, Pulp Fiction, Seinfeld sitcom and blacksploitation movies where smooth-talking black Vader and horny white Leia break some taboos. "Tell U, I Will" is a take on the carnival fortune teller machine, where Yoda replaces the fortune teller and answers your questions about your future. You can also visit Aaron and Brian's living room that's in their parent's basement, where you can interact with their Star Wars memorabilia and other objects. Occasionally, the stepbrothers will ask you to take a look at their exclusive live footage from "the Ranch", a reference to Lucas' ranch, where they've set up surveillance cameras to see what Lucas' employees who work on Star Wars plan to do next with the franchise. if you don't do anything in the game for too long, the stepbrothers will protest and taunt you.
|38.||A Girl Named Cinema
(2013 Short Film)
A GIRL NAMED CINEMA is a single-take love letter to filmmaking, an homage to French New Wave, and an outcry at the decline of the movie industry all wrapped in one. Inspired by Common's celebrated 'I Used to Love H.E.R.', music video director Court Dunn (Common, Talib Kweli, Theophilus London) uses the character of a woman as an extended metaphor for the film industry, citing direct quotes and stylistic references to over 39 films and 37 directors including: Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Federico Fellini, Jean-luc Godard, Michel Gondry, Alfred Hitchcock, Jim Jarmusch, Buster Keaton, Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, George Lucas, Terrence Malick, Yasujiro Ozu, Park Chan-wook, Steven Soderbergh, Steven Speilberg, Gus Van Sant, Orson Welles, Wong Kar-wai
|39.||The Making 'Inside Man'
This making of piece presents the usual mix of movie clips, behind the scenes bits, and interviews. We hear from Spike Lee, producer Brian Grazer, and actors Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, and Jodie Foster. The show looks at how Lee and Grazer came to collaborate and their work together, casting and performances, shooting considerations and Lee's style, and research and realism.