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Spike Lee On His Issue With 'Soul Man' (1986) | The Dick Cavett Show


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Spike Lee On His Issue With 'Soul Man' (1986) | The d*ck Cavett Show
 

 

starts at 4:16

Film Director Spike Lee outlines his issue with the 1986 movie 'Soul Man' in which a white actor depicts a black person with the use of 'black face'

this was the trailer to the other movie


Rae Dawn Chong who played the main character's love interest is apparently still pissed off that Spike Lee basically sabotaged the film and made it seem like it was something that black people shouldn't see and demeaning.
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 3 days ago '16        #2
ThePeak 
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nice find. thanks for sharing!
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 3 days ago '04        #3
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I was in love with Rae Dawn Chong as a little kid, I always thought she was so fine. I need to see this movie again, I bet it’s on some so bad it’s good type sh*t
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 3 days ago '05        #4
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Host was a condescending prick.
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 3 days ago '17        #5
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Soul Man use to come on Comedy Central a lot when I was growing up.
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 3 days ago '17        #6
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I saw it as a kid.



The premise was mad offensive but it really poked fun at white folks passive/aggressive racism. I can see how people would be offended when C. Thomas Howell was doing his black impersonations in black face.

Other blacks believing C Thomas was black not being realistic was a good point but for the sake of the movie you have to suspend disbelief.

RDC did kind of play the magical negro role. The understanding forgiving black person who helps the misguided mayo man grow a conscience and do the right thing.


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 3 days ago '08        #7
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I feel like I've seen this movie before but I'd have to see it as an adult.



 1 day ago '05        #8
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Ashamed to say I loved this flick s a kid....

 1 day ago '10        #9
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It’s funny..this only 18 years after King was a*sassinated and people acting confused by the offense..just never have been taken seriously



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