Friday, August 2, 2013

Spike Lee's Exploitation?

The Kickstarter Exploitation continues with a new pitch. Our good old friend Spike Lee has taken to the crowdfunding site in hopes to pay for his newest project, whatever it might be. Something that has to do with vampires, I guess. I'm not going to discuss whether his pitch is worthy of $1.25 million or not, that's for you to decide ( the video is below.) I'm more concerned about the welfare of this once brilliant storyteller. What happened, Spike?

   His pitch basically states, "Hey, I'm Spike Lee, you know, the guy who made all those movies you've loved (way back when.) Give me some money and I can make another one." This might have caught my eye after The 25th Hour, but his track record is not what it was back in 2002. Maybe this isn't really about "The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint"; maybe this is about a man confused about his current status in the movie industry. Does he want to know just how many people still support him? We're currently at 2,733 people.

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  1. I don't get it. Doesn't he have any rich friends?

  2. I feel Spike is resting on an old tradition, resting on his reputation. The bigger change in the industry is not what you have done in your lifetime. It's what have you done yesterday.