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The Answer (1980)

A Black screenwriter is hired to write the $50,000,000 remake of "The Birth of a Nation."

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Spike Lee
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A Black screenwriter is hired to write the $50,000,000 remake of "The Birth of a Nation."

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1980 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The 23 Year Old Spike Lee
28 October 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

In the same way that Oscar Micheaux responded to D.W. Griffith's 'The Birth of a Nation' by making films from a black perspective, Spike Lee took up the baton and responded in the same way. This film was a statement to say that he would write, direct and produce his own films just like Micheaux and Griffith respectively.


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