18 Burst results for "Mars Blackmon"
"mars blackmon" Discussed on Questlove Supreme
"Dope she's lying. Dope. You know who's going to be who knows surprise people. Who Fed Joe? Wildbad Joe. Joe I'm also. Cactus Coal Winnie win and he plays A. The C. owner of a of a Berlin club called hot and trump. Wow fat joe how many episodes ten I directed the mall is our half hour half hour our guy. What's given day wasn't that can you give us like the premise or like what's kind of? Well it's really updating of A. Original. Film takes an gentrified for green. For greenfield. So is there a Mars Blackmon Nola Darling? Yes. March black now black and Puerto. Rican. Play but a great triple threat Anthony Ramos from. Oh, Hamilton. Allenton. Hamilton. Hamilton is on black. Boy That's that's one day I'll. Never going to see Hamilton Sir I'm not that rich I'm so sorry. The producer of told nothing. Says, yet Hamilton's. Before me for twenty years. Black now APO Equa- black and Puerto. Rico. Fonte Oh well there's less. Red Hook Summer Nola Darling hours like sad to see house like damn like she really just is the church lady disliked life. was so that was based on a real character or she'd Respiration Camilla John's real life now yes she's a pentecostal preacher. Wow Wow she CR pitcher aren't. Yeah. So. She changed her life so she left. Left, movies ing. Found the Lord. Wow. The only reason considered to do this because I. Wish to clear my name. That's we brought that. Tracy's. He's into into camps cameo okay. Bill anything you've got left I think I'm. On your questions but. Okay Twenty Hour. The nightclub scene with Bra Yeah. Did you choose this song choose all music? Searches it before you shot it or did it come afterwards? No Bras One, one, zero songs where I knew. At least somewhere that is soap. So. On. Cypher right was the defense. Mix Net. Meeting extraordinary heard he's. He's Communist. Dancing, she was mad at me. She was well, we weren't. Look. Like Okay I'm done scored the. First Time I was there was kids yeah yeah. Assault. She hate me I'm GonNa Start by saying. Poor Kerry Washington Diana Ramirez I to enjoy those that. Anthony Mack Matt Mack. Regrets I always thought it was interesting that so many lesbians wanted to have sex with him. One man. As beans. She feels like you're. Midlife crisis film that was your Porsche. That's true. They make a move. That's when I was like, oh I'm Kerry. For like. That was not Carrie Washington from save the last dance not at all. So that. It was a film WanNa? Do at time what people think what I really liked about that almost where we had the chew to- character. He. Was He the guard the guard yeah. All the here's the thing though. If you watch. CNN with this stuff happened with the White House all these guys a half dead. Talking about Watergate John Dino is one of focus they never talk about Frank Wells. It was disguised as brother. If he didn't Castles Crooks. The whole Wardak thing will never happen. And he paid the price he he's dead. He died painless and every time they took Watergate. They never mentioned his brother. Frank Wells. But. Look. I'm not ashamed. The here's the thing knows I'd say this all the time. All, the domes I've done. The only thing ever regret. That, because not. Only thing I every grit was the rape scene and. Okay because that was immature. And made light. Of such. A horrible act one can do another human being. That is only thing. I every that's interesting because I remember we watched that in a class in college and I remember we watched the and it was it was mixed crowd. Men and women, and the teacher prefers the came up and she was like. We were discussing. She's so what do you think about the rape scene and like half the class was like like that was a rare. Yeah like it's just odd I mean he regretted like 'cause I didn't read it that way. Did you. I I was trying to think I can't even remember it to what I saw eighteen just thought it was in passing love scene right and then when I started reading more and stuff then I realize like Oh that's supposed to be re scene..
Kobe on 'The Last Dance' brings out all the emotions
"Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant play game in MJ's last all star game Kobe's first all star game is a nineteen year old the locker room talk was interesting all the background on the agent getting a deal with Nike and the air Jordans the Mars Blackmon Spike Lee commercial that was awesome the whole beginning of be like Mike the Tony crew coach games at the Barcelona Olympics in nineteen ninety two the flash back to Clyde Drexler and the Blazers in the ninety two finals all of that I do you want to talk about at some point because I think there's some really interesting stuff in there also no matter what else errors from this point forward episode five will always be my favorite episode of its documentary and I will explain why it moving forward well what I thought was really poignant about episodes five and six and it really started at the end of episode five but episode six shone a spotlight on the heavy price and the responsibility that come with the type of fame that Michael Jordan had has but really at the height of his basketball career he was as recognizable as any figure on this planet he and the president of the United States and maybe in some cases more recognizable depending upon the age group and yet you can see in nineteen ninety eight through this season that was actually documented with the camera crew the heavy weight of fame the obligations the responsibilities the phrase was be like Mike and yes despite him flashing the pearly whites and the Gatorade commercial and ends the implication that everyone wanted to be like Mike because his life was unlike any other behind closed doors what was he talking about getting away having the followers of his hotel room not having to deal with the obligations of the responsibilities not having to deal with prying eyes and nonstop questions end what else comes with fame edit it doesn't have to be his level of fame it comes with having a public platform anyone and everyone tells you how to live your life I'm not famous not even close but the public figure that I am does yet now Michael Jordan have social media during his time but everyone wanted to tell him how to live his life I experienced that in the beginning when I first started with social media that was the most annoying part everyone giving me advice and telling me what I should do and what I should do when social media is only a snapshot of who I am and most of its because of work people assume they know you because they hear from you or because they see what you put out there on social media but as Michael Jordan said repeatedly over the course of these two episodes on Sunday night nobody knows Michael Jordan you don't spend five minutes with the guy or any guy or gal and know that person you don't know that person because you see him play basketball you don't know that person because you'll spend a few hours with them and what do you say in in in a really I think really powerful moment in which he was tired he was exhausted mentally was worn out physically he said people say they want to be like Mike for a day for a week that's not being like Michael Jordan if you really knew what it was like to be like Michael Jordan you wouldn't want to you wouldn't want this I mean that's coming from the guy who seemingly had it all but yet couldn't get away from the prying eyes and the nonstop questions and everyone weighing in about his life and telling him what to
"mars blackmon" Discussed on Get Up!
"Day after all of that happens we see on TV all these black celebrities in attendance. I wonder why I am I'm upset and I'm disgusted by this entire New York. Knicks scenario led by James. Dolan somebody who played a long time in the league actually played for the Knicks being a member of the Pacers going back and forth with their team see. Spike Lee is the ultimate ambassador for the NBA. The ultimate ambassador from somebody that grew up in New York that has been a fan that worked his way from having season tickets. That were nose bleeds all the way down to the floor. That man deserves respect. It just so happened that the Knicks are so very lucky to have him as a fan is spending his money putting them in movies patronizing their business for almost thirty years. You mean to tell me if you're going to treat that got that way. That's just in the message to anybody else. That wants to spend their time. And their dying patronizing their brand. Is that millions of dollars. Millions of dollars. They should be paying him to show up. You spent millions of dollars his first movie ever. She's gotTa have it. He had Mars blackmon member. That's that's that's with that character from I wanna see this was like nineteen eighty-four thirty five years. He's they're arguing with another character. Bernard King is better than Larry Bird like. He's been upping the Knicks and giving them cultural relevance now for almost four decades. You think that he he was insisting on using a certain elevator just to be a pain in the what would also. Here's another thing for all people that can hear my voice. Sometimes your critics are right. And that includes you James Dolan. He's behaving like a tyrant just like the Houston Astros. Y'All got caught cheating. Y'All can't take away people signs at the game. You can't tell people not to Yale Sill. The team people can say what they want to say right. Absolutely I have to let you guys. I would like to do this for another two hours. But they have two hours worth to achieve maximum Stephen. Three minutes from right. Now we'll be across the hall. I take starts in just a moment and I will join guys.
"mars blackmon" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Thing good looking handsome cool. We get blinded by it we do. We can't see straight salesmanship. We got a guy in the White House can sometimes just make stuff up but he's a celebrity. we punish people who aren't cool. Tom Brady the best quarterback and the best football player of ever seen happy think he's a system quarterback Brett. He's not cool cool steph curry only unanimous. MVP The greatest shooter in ball handler of my life all I here's critics players don't even like hi can because he's not cool. He's not he's not fashionable. Cool blinds US celebrity blinds US beautiful blinds US handsome blinds and Dak Peyton Manning Russell Wilson. They're not cool and so they've got unbelievable critics. Despite all they do is win. All DAK does win. All Curry does his win all brady does win but there's Cam Newton and Russell Westbrook and when your fashionable and cool and handsome it blinds US proof roof has no value it has no value cam. Newton can't throw the ball accurately. He's a quarterback he's lost eight straight starts four straight games without a touchdown with two receivers and the star running back people can't see blinded by Russell Westbrook can't shoot. There's never been a player in. NBA History. I seven years can't shoot year eight. Brilliant Russell can't shoot the league is moved away from cameras. Now at precision lead. The League is moved away from Westbrook guards. GotTa hit threes or you're very little value. You have to hit threes. Westbrook not only does he's awful. He's worse than a leak but they're both fashionable and cool and kind of iconic and hip they are they are the ultimate celebrity I mean cam is the ultimate ultimate celebrity quarterback Russell Westbrook's the ultimate celebrity guard they don't win. They're they're marginally consistent. They can't do the one thing they're sport. Demands Man's shooting or throwing the ball accurately but this is the way we are more. NBA players like Westbrook than Steph curry explain that one wins was the best shooter in a shooters league more players in this league cam than back. I mean I ah why because tax know about being cool and I've seen it my entire life. I mean for years and years Westbrook doesn't have enough help and a camden have enough help. Oh Good God odd stop. It's not a health issue by the way Oklahoma City finally decided to move off. Westbrook Westbrook's showed him who he was enough and they finally said okay we we give up. We're moving off Westbrook. Mike Question With Carolina. What more do you need to see your winning? I mean you can't you haven't had back to back winning seasons your if you go to in the NFL your chances of making a playoff is twelve percent. If you go into at home I looked it up. I couldn't find it this morning I i. I think it may be zero percent. Anybody's ever made the blouse of Owen do it all. I'm sure somebody has but it really is and I've been insane with both for Westbrook for years. I'm like folks. He can't shoot to shooters league. Lebron James like nine years ago like I'm GONNA move from my freight train game into a shooting game for your Cam folks I mean he literally walks to the line. Whatever plays called he's not gonNA audible out of it and you can't throw the ball accurately I don't know what are we watching listen? It's not like I'm a genius here. I was right on Westbrook. I'm right on Cam. Let me last night was a prime example. I don't know what everybody's looking at. I'm not trying to not a hater of them right. I'm a hater of I'm wrong so and I and I you know I mean Cam. Listen to camps credit and Westbrook done this as well. Westbrook does take some ownership for some of these problems uh-huh and Cam last night took some ownership for it to Marlene defensive guys and they is out to a game like this. You know what I'm saying 'cause offensively. We don't hold up our bargain. I have to be better no matter what physics cool conditioner man no matter what foot shoulder I get the job done man and this and it's frustrating. I wish I could say something other than that. It's time for me to look myself in the mirror and you know do some some real soul searching because I had opportunities tonight and I didn't get it there. Hey I like that part. I liked that part. He's taken ownership but it it is amazing. I mean I think Ronald Reagan had this is a president trump's. Got It there that maybe Obama had it when you are. It's a handsome. It's the cool it's the celebrity I always was set about. Michael Jordan Michael Jordan's the basketball player Michael Lebron Magic Kobe's not far back the best basketball players have ever seen very early on in Michael's career Nike did a fantastic Mars blackmon spike Lee that a fantastic campaign be like Mike. I WanNa be like Mike and it created this kind of bulletproof shield around Michael Jordan. I mean he got divorced. There was gambling. He quit the sport twice. He punched teammates. It's it didn't matter Michael was and I said this when Lebron retires he will not be nearly as popular ten years later as Michael Jordan is Michael Jordan was voted the most popular. NBA Player twelve years after he retired that it doesn't even make sense. I mean we all LUV Peyton Manning. He left. We're into brady and Rogers and mahomes moved on real fast. I mean Brett Farve. We Love Brett Farve Wrangler. 's Arab love Brett Farr but two years league. We're like yeah we got a bunch of our guys we like Michael left the League a decade later with all these great. NBA Player ever shack and there was toby. Everybody's like Michael's my favorite player so in one of the reasons I've always thought this is Michael. Got This Michael. Jordan got this incredible Nike Heikki campaign early in his career and combine that with a winning and it's just like be like Mike we were all and he was handsome and he was I mean michaels. The coolest coolest basketball player ever Michael was Michael didn't try to be cool. Michael was cool hearings the suits the look the smile handsome the style Kuhlman when you combined cool with great forget it I mean those arrows just bing bing bing being they bounce off you mean there's gambling rumors about Michael. Jordan quit retired when baseball disaster punch team. May Nothing Lebron came into this league. He didn't get a great ad campaign early he didn't there were other stars in in this League Nike had other people in Lebron's never been quite as cool. He's great but you know his style. It's just you know Michael. Michael was the hands the elegance the hanging the tongue the winning Lebron's just great. He's the world's Best Swiss army knife. He does everything really well but it wasn't as cool it was just great so and I just I see this time and time again the power of personality of cool of handsome of stylish it just it blinds lines all of us. I try not to be blinded by it. You know what's.
"mars blackmon" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Mr Richard Roeper brought to by architect. Is here to reduce some reviewing things. Sir. Very important entertainment items. Interesting potpourri this maybe the last weekend where we don't have a giant blockbuster type movie until back to school the bears will be in full pads by the time, we won't have that. But that's kind of fun sometimes too because then we find some gems here. And there things that I think would be particularly ventures to a row Khan, and Flint is capital. Of course. First and foremost are fine listeners out there. I wanna talk to you guys about a movie called on Vanda unbanned all one word. This is a film. That's actually streaming right now if you've got the Hulu, and the I tunes and things like that. And catch it, and this is a fascinating movie guys because it's it's probably one of the first documentaries. I've seen that's all about shoes. And not Imelda Marcos. It is about the original air Jordans, which change not only the business the multibillion dollar business of athletic shoes. But also the way in which sports in sports marketing move forward, and really the culture itself, not always the greatest ways, but mostly positive. So this is the whole story about Air, Jordan. What I love about this document. He first of all they got everybody including Michael Jordan on the record on here to sit down for interviews and all kinds of cultural influencers young and old. Whether it's Chuck the Spike Lee other former athletes just to get a little background. I remember Spike Lee since big at the Oscars and everything is here. He directed. Those commercial. It's gotta be shoes, you know, all that Mars Blackmon and all that kind of stuff so a little background here. And I love the stuff you guys you're gonna love the the footage of back in the day. Because basically, if you're a big star you worthy converse, you know, coming up in the sixties and seventies Chuck converse. And if you were even a Larry Bird or Magic Johnson even late seventies early eighties. You gotta get an endorsement contract, and he'd get fifty thousand dollars. Top end guys would get to do. This long comes Michael Jordan, and he had agent David Falk and the Air, Jordan. And that was a completely different thing Nike, Phil. Knight participates in the documentary. And a lot of these designers that they're still with Nike to this day were they were they went outside the normal kind of designer thing. These people were engineers. These people were artists that came up with these ideas that were well beyond a white shoe with a little stripe on it or something like that near Jordan's were black and red bull's callers. Right and here right near I think in this clip, we've got Spike Lee. And also, I think Chuck d talking about what it was like when the air Jordans first burst on the scene. Phil. Knight told. With death of Nike have a black man as face of your company. The white America would not come to terms. Purchase knock you. It goes back to back when they used to say, well, we can't so. Records were putting a black face on the cover kind of that thirty years ago. People were a lot more narrow minded, and they thought that there was only appetite for a certain perspective was Michael.
"mars blackmon" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Let's get back to my conversation with screenwriter director, and producer, Spike Lee. I spoke to him in December twenty seventeen so in the nineteen Eighty-six original. She's gotta have it. You played Mars Blackmon. You play. They'd describe your character describe what he wears on that film. We'll Mars Blackmon is the reasonably boy the original sneaker head. He wears a chain around his neck. This says Mars, he will he Hughes? When the fresh air Jordan's, calm F f obese fresh out the box. I mean Mars is just crazy. I got the nas- funny. I asked my grandmother, I have a name for this character, and has my grandma who lived behind years old grandmother, put me do more house, and why you gave me the seed money for she's going to have it not that she was rich. She just save the social security checks with fifty years. She taught art. And I was the first grandchild. But NASA you name. She sat a crazy. Uncle named Maher said said bang. I that's gonna be name is Mars. So the only reason why I played in the film is because we didn't have any money. The pavement actor play Mars. So my whole life changed after that not just because of the film, but because to individuals Jim RAs will build Davenport at the Wieden Kennedy advertised ANC the client was Nike. They sold a film and got the ideal to pair my character Marsh black, Michael Jordan. And that changed the world. So I get the impression from this. You never planned on acting. Nope. Will you like really the truth? I don't even do anymore. Why don't you like it? Because I'm not a an actor. Okay. But the pop up with Mars black McCain, so popular. People wanted me see other stuff, so I played half. Pint schori. My best performance of if I may say, a my limited acting skills is Mukhin do the right thing. Now's good in our. So I wanna hear us. I wanna play a scene with you in it from the original nineteen Eighty-six. She's gotta have it. And this is a scene were the first time Nola invites your character Mars up to her apartment and Mars surprised. It has spacious and nice. It is and how much of her artwork is around. So here's the scene. Nola.
"mars blackmon" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"As us a one of the greatest lines. The godfather, I wonder what might be if my films made money, I want it to be able to get my fair share of mind has been made my artwork. I just knew that. I just saw my father struggle great-great-great musician that there's nothing cute about being poor at one time. My father was leading. Jazz bassist jazz folk basically Bob Dylan. Judy Collins Piedmont, that's my father on Peter Paul Mary's pot. The magic dragon the Ober Cal. Odeta all those things and. When Bob Dylan decided that you wanna go electric everybody else folk world too. And so my father to this day is never played one. Then the base a one electric instrument ever. And up to that point. My mother didn't have to work because my father was in demand. But when he made the decision that he was not gonna play electric bass my mother had to become a teacher. And in a lot of ways. I I looked at my father's integrity. But on the other hand he had five kids. But. Didn't matter. He was going to play electric bass. Did you resent that? Did you want him to play electric bass? So that the family would have more money. Now. And even today, I don't hold that against my father. I mean, he is integrity. So I cannot play electric bass, I can only play acoustic bass. And I'm just very fortunate that I was able to use the great talents. My father g scored all my films. While you film school. He did the score for she's gonna have it school days. A great great great score for doodo right thing. Mobile blue. So. Very happy that came around. I was able to employ my father what kind of music did your father introduce you to. Jess. Shoutouts to jazz in though, we going up allows. We had the snake to listen to Motown, and the Beatles have here that he said turn miss off as say, turn missile. Did he introduce you to Johnny Hartman who I think I heard in the new version? Oh, yes. My father. He didn't play the, but he knew everybody knew him. I mean, give example late in his life. I did video for miles. Davis was called to two and the video for two. Oh, yeah. Yes. And and the first thing he says, spike. I know your father. I love you follows works. I'm not gonna curse you out. First of all it had been honor. But mile David call me, M F thousands favorite word. I wish we would call me. And after buddy said, you know, what I know you files Bill Lee, great musician. Great composer, some leave. You alone. I guess this filmmaker Spike Lee after a break. We'll talk about playing the character Mars Blackmon in his nineteen eighty six film. She's gotta have it. If you believe it's important to have a place on the radio where the most important and engaging filmmakers, writers composers and performers of our time have a place to reflect and share stories about their life and work. Please support this station. I can't think of a place on broadcast radio except public radio where this happens. Thank you. I'm Terry gross. And this is fresh air. And this happens right here. You're listening to WNYC. It is fresh air. Good afternoon. I'm Sean Carlson host in the newsroom. Joined by Cairo. Also, host of the newsroom. Hey, hey, this is our winter fundraiser here at WNYC if you've not yet picked up the.
"mars blackmon" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Nope. Will you be like, really true? I I don't even do it anymore. Why don't you like it? Because I'm not an actor. Okay. But the pop up but Moore's black became so popular that people wanted me, see and other stuff. So I played half. Pint shorty, my best performance of if I may say, a my limited acting skills is Mukhin do the right thing. I was good in that one. So I wanna hear I wanna play a scene with you in it from the original nineteen Eighty-six. She's gotta have it. And this is a scene were. It's the first time Nola invites your character Mars up to her apartment and Moore's is surprised it has spacious and nice. It is and how much of her artwork is around. So here's the scene. This whole place. It's yours at home plays a likes alikes was threat. It's cheap. Yeah. You know, we could put a divide right here. You have a roommate me the dorm here. You're right. I'll never know how come everytime. I let a guy again, the first thing they wanna do is VIN. While you were you got a nice, I knew fine. What makes you think I want somebody to take care of on say? Say that I pay my own way. I'll look the noon meal ticket. So what do you do when she job outpaced up by do mechanics magazines? Do I know what? That. There's something about you. You let me know maybe the first to know. Let me know let me let me no good. Spike Lee as Mars Blackmon in do the right thing. So your character is we heard on that scene repeats certain lines over and over most famously, please baby, please how did you come up with that kind of repetition for your character? I can remember what the next line was. Oh, seriously. True. I kid you not. That's where you can wrote. The next one was doesn't keep repeating Atlanta..
"mars blackmon" Discussed on Fresh Air
"So what did you learn about what it means to be an artist and try to support a family from watching your phone? Well, I learned that there's nothing poetic Bob being a starving artist. I knew that. And I knew that one of the greatest lines in the godfather, I wonder what? My beak if my films made money I wanted to be able to get my fair share of mind as be made from my artwork. I just saw my father struggle great-great-great musician that has nothing cute about being poor at one time. My father was a leading jazz basis jazz folk base plate Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Piedmont, that's my father on on pita poem, Mary's pot. The magic dragon. The Ober Cal Odeta all those things when Bob Dylan decided that he wanted to go electric everybody else folk world did too. And so my father to this day is never played one fend the base a one electron instrument ever. Up to that point. My mother didn't have to work. Kuzma, followed was most in demand. But when he made the situation that he was not complaining electric bass. My mother had to become a teacher. In on a lot of ways. I I looked at. My father's integrity. But on the other hand, he had five kids, but to him it didn't matter he was gonna play electric bass. Did you resent that? Did you want him to play electric bass? So that the family know what have more money? Now and even today on a hold against my father. I mean, he is integrity. So I cannot play electric bass. I'm not gonna do. I only play acoustic bass I'm just very fortunate that I was able to use the great talents. My father dischord all my films. Did the score for. She's gotta have it school days. Great. Greg rate score for Duda right thing. Momentum blue so hours a very happy that it came around. I was able to employ my father what kind of music did your father introduce you to Jess. And you have shout outs to jazz in we growing up. We had the snake. Listen to Motown and the Beatles. My father here, I said, turn that bad music. Only music could be played out loud. When he was in the house was jazz and jazz. You had to turn miss off our main he didn't play the, but he knew everybody. Everybody knew him. I mean, give example late in his life. I did a video for miles. Davis co two two and fifty. Yes. And and the first thing he says, spike, I know your father, I love you follows works. I'm not gonna curse you out. First of all it had been honored. But mild David Coleman m f for that was his favorite word. I wish we'd call me in for. But he said, you know, what I know you Billy great musician. Great composer, some leave you alone and story. So in the one thousand nine hundred six original, she's gotta have it. You played Mars Blackmon. You played describe your character. Describe what he wears on that film. We'll Mars Blackmon is the reasonably boy the original sneaker head. He wears a chain around his neck to says Mars when the fresh Ed Jordan's comb F O OB's fresh out the box. I mean Mars is just crazy, and I have a name for this character. And I asked my grandma who lived behind years old grandmother, put me through Morehouse, and why you. And gave me the seed money for she's gonna have it not that she was rich. She just saved the social security checks for fifty years. She taught art, and I was the first grandchild, but on yes, had your name. She sat at crazy. Uncle named Maher said said bang. I that's going to be name is Mars. So the only reason why I played in the films because we didn't have any money the pavement actor the play Mars. So I get the impression from this that you never planned on acting..
"mars blackmon" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Air. I'm. David being Cooley editor of the website TV worth watching sitting in for Terry. Gross. We're continuing our series of interviews with some of this year's Oscar nominees. Our guest today are to Hollywood veterans who are getting some of the first major Oscar nominations of their long careers later on will visit with Paul Schrader, the writer director who's movie I reformed has him nominated for best original screenplay. The first time he's ever been nominated even though his other screenplays include taxi driver and raging bull. We'll start with Spike Lee, whose film black klansman is nominated for among other categories. Best picture and best director. The first time Lee has competed in either of those categories black klansman is based on a very improbable true story, Ron stallworth an African American cop Colorado managed to infiltrate the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine by answering an ad by phone. On asking how to join when they invite him in. He gets around the obvious skin tone problem by getting a white cop to stand inform in person while he continues to deal with the clan by phone. John, David Washington place stallworth and Adam driver plays flip Zimmerman the white Jewish cop who ends up meeting with the clan and being less than comfortable with the situation and the danger involved. Trap pecker without a gun in my face. And he was here away from pulling the trigger and he didn't. But he could have then I would have been dead for what stopping some jerk from playing dress up flippant Intel, I'm not risking my life to prevent some rednecks for money a couple of six on fire. This is the job problem. That's my problem for you. It's a crusade for me. It's a job. It's not personal. No. Should it? Be. Why haven't you bought into this? Why should I because you're Jewish brother? The so called chosen people you've been passing for a wasp white Anglo Saxon Protestant cherry pie hotdog white. Boy. So what some light skinned black folks to pass for white doesn't that hatred? You've been hearing the Clancy doesn't it piss you off? Of course, it does. And why are you acting like you ain't got skin in the game, bro? Rookie. That's my business. I'm going to get you your membership card. So you can call it the cross burning and getting deeper with these guys. Right partner. Terry interviewed Spike Lee in two thousand seventeen when black klansman was in production. He had just released his ten part Netflix series. She's gotta have it an expanded. And updated TV version of his first feature film of the same name, which he made in nineteen eighty six. He's since written and directed many films, including do the right thing. Mo better blues jungle, fever, and Malcolm X, but not until black clansman has he been nominated for best director or best picture. When Terry spoke with Spike Lee, she asked him about his father, Billy who is a noted jazz, bassist and composer. So what did you learn about what it means to be an artist and try to support a family from watching your? Well, I learned that there's nothing poetic by being a starving artist. I knew that. And I knew that. When the greatest lines the godfather, I wanted to wet my beak, if my films made money I wanted to be able to get my fair share of mind is being made my artwork. I just saw my father struggle great-great-great musician. There's nothing cute about being poor at one time. My father was a leading jazz bassist jazz folk base plate. Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Piedmont, that's my father on Peter Paul Mary's pot. The magic dragon. The Cal Odeta all those things when Bob Dylan decided as you want to go electric folk world too. And so my father to this day is never played one. Then the base a one electric instrument ever up to that point. My mother didn't have to work. Because my father was most in demand. But when he made the decision that he was not gonna play electric bass my mother had to become a teacher. In on a lot of ways I looked at. My father's integrity. But on the other hand, he had five kids, but to him it didn't matter he was gonna play electric bass. Did you resent that? Did you want him to play electric bass? So that the family know what have more money? Now and even today on hold I guess my father. I mean, he he has integrity. So I cannot play electric bass. I'm not gonna do. I only play acoustic bass. I'm just very fortunate that I was able to the great house. My father sie scored all my films. Did the score for she's going to have it school days. Great-great-great score for duty right thing. Mobile blue. So very happy that came around. I was able to employ my father what kind of music did your father introduce you to Jess. Shoutouts to jazz in. No, we had growing up. We had this snake? Listen to Motown and the Beatles. My father, we hate I said, turn out bad musical. Only means music could be played out loud. When he was the house the jazz jazz you had to turn miss off. He didn't play the, but he knew everybody. Everybody knew him. I mean, give example late in his life. Oh, I did a video for miles. Davis was called to two and the video for. Oh, yeah. Yes. And and the first thing he says, spike, I know your father, I love you follows works. I'm not gonna curse you out. First of all it had been honor. But mild, David, call me, M F thousands baby word, I wish we would call me NFL buddy said, you know, what I know you files Bill Lee, great musician. Great composer, some will leave you alone. And story. So in the nine hundred six original, she's gotta have it. You played Mars Blackmon. You played describe your character. Describe what he wears on that film. We'll Mars Blackmon is originally boy the original sneaker head. He wears a chain around his neck. This says Mars when the fresh Jordan's calm F O OB's fresh out the box. I mean Mars is just crazy, and I have a name for this character and asked my grandmother who lived behind years old rambled put me do more house. And why you and gave me the seed money for she's gonna have it not that she was rich. She just save the social security checks for fifty years. She taught art and I was the first grandchild. But and yes, name she sat at crazy. Uncle named Maher said said bang. I that's what would be name is Mars. So. The only reason why I play in the films because we'd have any money. The pavement actor to play Mars. So I get the impression from this. The you never planned on acting. Nope. Really the only doing anymore. Why don't you like it? 'cause I'm not a an act. Okay. But the pop up Mars black McCain, so popular. People wanted me, see and other stuff. So I've played half. Pint schori. My best performance of if I may say, a my limited acting skills is Mukhin do the right thing. Now is good in that one. So I wanna hear I wanna play a scene with you in it from the original nineteen Eighty-six. She's gotta have it. And this is a scene were. It's the first time Nola invites, your character Mars up to her apartment and Mars surprised at has spacious and nice. It is and how much of her artwork is around. So here's the scene. Just.
"mars blackmon" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman
"Like, the real artist thing seem PA. I mean, you were you were watching. It's funny that the buffalo sixty six or most people the buffalo sixty six story would be with that guy can visit galaxy. Can make movies years is like so practical and were you raised with very proud. Like was it the thing like in a home you were in that? You couldn't think of yourself as an artist like because we might parents had fairly practical jobs, and my mom was therapist. And my dad was a professor, but yeah, I don't know. It was something about the idea of putting myself out in that way. I wasn't totally comfortable with even when I did photography, and I was in high school. I remember I like skipped the last day of class where we had to actually show our work. Rick expose yourself. And then I met Ryan. And I think it was actually a met Ryan at the same time that I was trying to explore what it'd be like to be in production with work in Asia, which was taking a summer class at NYU because I went to Columbia for film studies, and they didn't have an undergraduate film production class. So I took spent the summer, and why you taking film production costs because I felt like I needed to push myself to at least explore it. I met Ryan that summer, and and there's something about, you know, both meeting him and pushing myself to explore it in this way that you know, made it feel a little bit more comfortable a little bit more attainable. We'll get back to the moment that that you guys met. But but Ryan, what was your was your story? I guess the warriors were good those years. Maybe maybe he would have had that to watch. That's right. That's right. You grew up in Oakland. Yeah. Yeah. A lot of every that Bill Simmons piece how to annoy fan base and sixty he's he's that's love. Referring current warriors. Vance to that era, which basically spans my whole life. His Rick Barry you were born after it one seventy six. Chip with seventy four seventy five that that's when he was on the cover of SI with the superman. He was of sl wearing like a superman thing when I was nine. Yeah. In seventy five. Okay. All right. So you were born right after that. So a lot of misery as a warrior saying there was time to watch movies. But in terms of wanting to make them there was I think it was there was this period between do the right thing and goodfellas where I was just a fan of movies, and it was always been like ET back to the future. Like all that Star Wars, just Pont popular popcorn entertainment. And that's why I went to the movies. That's why most of us went to the movies. But something happened when I saw do the right thing in the theater that just clicked and I said, whoa. What is this thing? That would that just happened who made this. Why do they do this to me? I took it very personally. What did they why are they doing this to me? And then a few years later with goodfellas where I'm like, okay. Something weird is happening here. I need to go back and see who these guys are what they made it was pretty internet. So I couldn't just Google these guys on my phone you had to go to the library and getting like the. Thicke Leonard Maltin book, you know, look up who the names were realized they had a body of work less. So Spike Lee, then, but certainly Martin Scorsese spike because he was on TV as Mars Blackmon in the commercials. You understood who he was well, he hit only made a few movies prior to do the right thing. So I couldn't I can only go back and see a few of them. And I didn't of course, there was the Jordan commercials. But my no my mind is blown in Jason who's our my producer on the show showed me this article about do the right thing just a few minutes ago, and you oh, yeah..
"mars blackmon" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio
"It's like everything's going super fast and everything is suddenly start still at the same time, and it sort of reflected that really, yeah. No. I mean, spike Lee's, a fabulous director resent many good things with Denzel Washington, Malcolm X, obviously is is the one that comes to mind first. But yeah, you just you look at Spike Lee, do the right thing and. Best movie that sorta stuff came at a time. I think that's just it like its impact on the movie business was huge. And it it it made an impact for so many different reasons, I feel like, and that's why I think like he's why people would want, you know, obviously in general say he deserves an Oscar just even this commercials, which of course, have nothing to do with the Academy Awards. But his commercials were great with Michael Jordan in the eighties. Those those were his he'd be in them. He directed them. Funny. I think I remember. Mars blackmon. He played block Mars Blackmon. And a lot of those commercials. You know, Michael Jordan, it need to be help helped to become a star. He was incredible. But I do the right thing was one of the best movies. I thought I saw that decade eighties. It came out in eighty nine. How old but it was great. Great move. There's another. I mean. Yeah. Didn't even get nominated for best picture and driving me. Stacey one and there were like many films better than driving. Stacey this year, including born on the fourth of July, which is all of a stone film with Tom Cruise, which I thought was an incredible. And then my left foot which one day loses. I Oscar I thought was much better than driving mistakes. And obviously. Spike Lee's film, do the right thing. And the interesting thing is when I saw that I saw that at the review showcase, and I would say eighty percent of the audience was Italian American and the other twenty percent was black, and you could sense tension in the theater, you know, because that's what the movies all about is kind of like, you know, Denia yellow and his family, you know, they really taking advantage of of of black people in their neighborhood. And what's that relationship? And of course, Dana yellow has his. Wall of fame with all the Italian Americans. Don't remember that seem engine Carlo Esposito came in and said, you know, how come no no brothers on the wall. Right. DNA L A push back, just a fabulous fabulous. But you could sense the tension in the movie theater because that movie just just what I need deeper and deeper and deeper. Yeah. It was when we walked out. It was like that. That's the work of a really really great director. Yeah. And then you don't see that often. There's there's a handful that do that. And Spike Lee has done that on several occasions. All right. Let's a quick break. We come back. We will chat a little maybe we'll we'll follow up on Roger stone's plight. But as a paternity has said, he is out on bail apparently. But we will mention that talk a little bit about it. Keep it here for that. On Boston Herald radio..
"mars blackmon" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio
"Stop. You know, there's not going to be anybody hosting the Oscars. We know the whole Kevin Hart story, it's very upsetting Christian. We're going. He hasn't gotten over it. Are you have you looked over the list? Are you rooting for anybody? Are you? This is the first time Hillary that I'm not into it. I don't know. I mean this movie slump. I mean. Yeah. Love movies of the nominated films. I saw black klansman and vice I haven't seen the other seven normally around this time, I would have seen every nominated film every nominated actor I'll catch up. But normally when the list comes out, which is like the Tuesday morning at eight forty five. I'm like glued to the TV like waiting to see who's getting nominated last year was like after lunch, and I'm like, oh, yeah. That's right. The Oscar nominations came out this morning. Look see what they were. So up course watched the show. I wish they had a host did it. I just one that the whole rigmarole impacted your obviously, you already sort of weren't watching movies as much. In. But do you think that the Kevin Hart is not really now, I'm really not a big fan of Kevin Hart. I respect them hard working guy. But if it was Ben Chris rock or Bill Maher or someone else that I really really like, then I would obviously be more interested in that. But like Seth MacFarlane. It's always great as a host. The guy could sing he could host. He can do voices just a very talented guy. But normally you'd have like the host as part of the process during the morning of the nominations. So there's there's none of that this year because there's no host. But yeah, no, I don't think that impacts me. It's just I I've just gone into this movie slump. I don't know what what happened. Therapist at this point to get me back out to the into the spirit of that is a common reason people usually decide to up and start going to there. I think so. Yeah. I haven't been to the movies. What? Maybe they'll just tell me to re up my movie Powell part of the reason the movie pass kind of. Yeah. Because I was paying ten dollars a month and yet unlimited movies, which that's great good to be true. Yeah. But now it's like it's ten dollars a month. And you can only use it three times a month, and it has to be certain movies at certain times. It's like, that's why canceled it I think AMC. Our lows is coming out with a movie club for twenty bucks a month unlimited movies. I think that's great because all you really need to do is go twice to pay for it. The cost of movies now, although I like to go like on a Saturday morning around eleven thirty. It's like seven bucks to go. See a movie, and then I go grab lunch afterwards. It's like an old man thing to do. I don't care at all about Kevin Hart. But, but I will say that this whole rigmarole has made me want to watch the Oscars less or has deterred me from really caring as much about this year's Oscars. I mean, then again, I don't really care for assessment Farland either. So maybe I, you know, Billy, crystal back. I mean, Bill was great. They don't have a I don't have a favorite. I sorta liked Ricky as all the people were so crazy about it that that made it tough cringe. But. Isn't necessarily. Exactly, that's that's the issue is that. Anyway. Yeah. So I mean, I don't know there's something about certainly I maybe I've just maybe I have indeed thought more about the Oscars. But then the idea of the Oscars without a host sounds just not that good to me. No. And then when it comes to the when it comes to the the actual nominations. Maybe that's I think that's factor in in my room sort of random annoyance with the whole situation. If you haven't really seen the movies. I mean like Romo got a lot of nominations. I guess it's brilliant. I do want to see it. Right. But I haven't. So there's part of me. I I didn't even see Black Panther which I'm ashamed to say. Because I. Yeah. I mean, I saw black klansman. I thought was really good. It was good to see Spike Lee finally get nominated for best directly never been nominated for best director before as black Landsman was very very good. Vice I was not impressed. What I knew it was going to get a lot of Oscar nominations led by Christian bale and some of the other movies. I'm just gonna have to get out and see what normally they'll do is the lows in Boston common the Saturday and Sunday before the Oscars they'll have all nine films available. I like I don't want to spend an entire day sitting there watching three movies. But if they're spaced out enough, you know, you can watch one go grab coffee, whatever come back watch the second. Go back out grab lunch and dinner and make it I've seen three movies at a movie theater in a day. I I can pull that off after that. That's it. I mean, I don't know how someone sits there for twenty four straight hours watches, unless it's, you know, a movie level off. Right. Locked but I'll try to catch. Up on that stuff. But there's and there's also like I have my favorite directors and actors, right? None of them are really there. That's another thing. Like Martin Scorsese did make a movie this year. Right. So I generally always see Martin Scorsese films and want to see him win these awards because I think he's the best director of our time up there of of the last thirty forty years. I mean, he's he Kubrick Coppola Spielberg pick whoever you want. There's not even a Spielberg film, which is kind of good. I mean, you just don't want to have the same five director's coming forward with five. Great good that we've expanded into other with more types of talent. I'll probably going to root for black klansman because I think spike Lee's a very accomplished director. And it'd be pretty cool if you won best director, but I Roma is going to win a lot of the awards. Oh, that's interesting. Yeah. I mean, I'm looking at supporting actress, and I can't see. Who had clear favourite? But apparently, maybe it's the Roma Yemen. Yeah. I think that's going to happen. And also a star is born I missed. Yeah. Which I wanna see and I've heard saga loved it. And some people said right, and I'd have to say after Z Golden Globes performance or lack of I should say that doesn't seem like it's on the up and up the other issue, of course, being unfortunate for for bohemian rhapsody. But that situation with the director and the smear campaign coming out. That's that's probably going to be thrown into the mix. When it comes to voting on stuff that happened to Lincoln six years ago. Yeah. Thought Lincoln was going to win best picture. And I thought it was the best movie of two thousand twelve but then down the stretch before the votes were, you know? Cast the reports that some of it was fabricated. And I'm like, I'm cool with that. Because it's a drama, right? You know, it's not a documentary. A certain way that Connecticut voted that were perceived in the movie, and I'm like, okay, great. This is not a documentary. Steven Spielberg, not a documentarian. He's a great director look over it Argo won that year, which I thought Lincoln was back. Yeah. I liked Argo as well. But that was the first movie in a couple of decades that won best picture without its director. Even being nominated Affleck wasn't even right. I think driving miss daisy was the last one before that nineteen Eighty-nine which won best picture, but. Nominated for best director. I don't know what nightmare had to happen in order for crash to win best picture that was the biggest surprise ever. It was the worst movie. I. So much so like cliche trite an terrible. It was. I think it was well acted Matt Dillon. I thought it wasn't. It wasn't well acted. And I think that some BS happened that year something some sort of weird campaign and people ended up reporting on it. I think because it was such like, I mean, I don't think everybody hated it as much as I do. I I was like really an even if you like on the especially in the year, I thought Brokeback mountain was better. There were so many thought Munich. Was a great great movie. But I knew that wasn't going to win because Spielberg actually. In that movie. He he didn't turn it into a black and white argument Iraq, golden feathers by. Yeah. Those because he made the Palestinians, look human, and that was a major blow back. I thought that was a brilliant film. I think that's one of his most underrated films, but I knew that wasn't going to win. But when crash was announced as best picture. I'm like really it was awful awful. I really I will say I lost some faith in late. I could not understand. I really couldn't. And I think I was in. I spent probably more time than I should have trying to figure out like take days off that. Well, the extensive. The extensive yarn and push pin chart that is now on my, you know, basement wall and smoke filled room of me trying to get to the bottom of it poster of crashed with darts in it. Try to tear it. I oftentimes you'll look back and say, geez. How does that win? Best picture over this other one. Viner right tons. That's what happens choice. I also think that there was some discussion about them. Having a better hype man, or you know, what I mean, better average campaign within the academy to push for their film that happens. Remember, which one it was? But it was definitely like one of those two because because it was the worst movie ever. And what the bleep is only could think of. To make that case that that's the worst best picture ever. I mean, I sat through the movie I think sat through it at the theater, which is doubly bad. And it was just so annoyed because it was just wrote. It was like everything you're being beaten over the head with come on already. No, not a big fan of that movie. At all, I just didn't think it was worthy of being an Oscar winner. And look when he finally won his Oscar departed best director best picture. I love the movie a lot. But it's not as not as best movie. I mean, raging bull taxi driver means training fellas right there. Yeah. I mean, Al Pacino won best actor for scent of a woman. I can tell you six to eight Pacino better. It's kind of like a lifetime achievement award. Okay. This guy's obviously a great actor deserves an Oscar. Okay. Let's give it to him. Now. And that happens, I'm sort of okay with that. I just find especially an actor that grains, same with same with Scorsese. Or for example, Spike, Lee, right? Right. I mean, hopefully, it sounds even like that. The black klansman is is actually good stuff. So that's good and Denzel Washington son is in it. Oh, that's really good job. He's not quite as talented as Denzel is an actor. But then again, there's not many it was funny. You know, how there's a lot of movies out there that are basically action movies with Denzel. My husband put one on over the weekend just on cable, whatever just happened to be on. And it was funny. I was like, oh, how did you decide on this? And he said, well, he said. He said that action movies with Denzel tend to be at least slightly better than the other action move. Yeah. Because it's so good. Yeah. And and look he's like man on fire. Right. Was you know, it was acceptable because it Denzel Washington 'cause he's he's one of the few actors. That's a great actor Anna star. He's got the charisma and he pulls it off. He has pulled off. There's just not a lot of actors like that the great actors that I grew up with. Pacino deniro Hoffman Nicholson, they were a little bit different. They were really act tours. Whereas Denzel Washington is a great actor. But he's also got that star charisma that you just don't see very often. You don't movie I could watch again. And again is it's inside job. Right. That was basically inside job. I believe so it was a straight. I mean, it was not normal, Spike Lee. And that's what made it. So I just exactly the sort of like the David Lynch movie straight story. Yup. Exactly surprised that it was amazing movie. I loved it. And I I I mean, it's not even most people probably don't think it's much to note about, but I don't know. I really liked it is especially liked it. Because like Jodi foster is. Not trying to be any sort of social Justice. You know what I mean? She's just being Jodie Foster. She plays. This really wealthy sorta weird. The character that I that was sort of really interesting and cool, and then also Kleiber I love Clive Owen. So factor, and there's a really cool shot actually that that Spike Lee has win at one point inside the Bank. You know, Denzel has been trying to navigate this whole hostage situation. And he hears a shot and basically believes that somebody is shot and killed her Bank. And there's this tracking shot. Now. I don't know if it's tracking shot only know is that Spike Lee, she does Denzel moving, but it's all blurred. All you see is denzel's face and you see a bunch right behind him. If you remember the scene I'm talking about. And it was it definitely reminded me of when you get the news that something is huge has happened that impacts you, and it changes everything. And you that that sort of seeing that shot where very much sort of? It's like everything is going super fast and everything is suddenly start still at the same time, and it sort of reflected that really, yeah. No. I mean, Spike Lee is a fabulous director resent so many good things with Denzel Washington, Malcolm X, obviously is is the one that comes to mind first. But yeah, you just you look at spike do the right thing and. Best movie that sorta stuff came at a time. I think that's just it like its impact on the movie business was huge. And it it it made an impact for so many different reasons, I feel like, and that's why I think like he's why people would want, you know, obviously in general say he deserves an Oscar just commercials, which of course, have nothing to do with the Academy Awards. But his commercials were great with Michael Jordan in the eighties. Those those were his he'd be in them. He directed them. Funny. I think I remember. Mars blackmon. He played block Mars Blackmon and a lot of those commercials. And you know, Michael Jordan, it needs to be help helped to become a star..
"mars blackmon" Discussed on Relevant Podcast
"So I do think you're gonna start seeing, I think you're right. I think it will start diversify. I think that having somebody like like Will Smith and Jada their now, their kids are starting to become more with the Nelken Will Smith. He would be. He would be one thing, go the Ron Howard direction and just from like pure just from filmmaking standpoint at, you know, I was listening to discussion about the career of Spike Lee, you know, they release black klansman this year. You know, he's been making really good and important movies for like over. Thirty years like a three decade run of, you know, being able to do critically acclaimed movies that are still relevant and still getting funding is really, really impressive. And if we're talking Spike Lee and Will Smith, I mean they're influenced band outside of just television. It's probably a great. Yeah. Spike Lee with culture shaping through marketing, and obviously the Jordan stuff in the eighties with Mars Blackmon and you know, so he's been influential on culture shaping Will Smith obviously, you know, multimedia stuff. So I would say actually, well, Smith might be getting in that trajectory of Ron Howard to you. If you're talking about ninety guys, who are people who may kind of turn that direction, Keenan Thompson. I mean, it's tough to say he's not on that track. I mean, Keenan candidate go a lot of actions right now. Post SNL career. Yeah. Go ends up being something pretty special, and it really could be. Then he's definitely part of that silo. Boo, Joaquin, Phoenix. I mean, there's I mean, well, and even Meryl Streep has. I mean her first movie I was like in the late seventies and she still like a list of a list. You know, like that's a really impressive Rami. She's are you one of those? You know, important flinch will be on Hollywood. You know, it'll be cool to see if this, if star is born, takes Gaga career in that sort of direction to like if she has to be a multi hyphenate like singer songwriter actor then than she could be in friendly directory. Eight. You am? I am. I be a turning point for badly Cooper on the dick and direct to'real side. I mean. Be looking at Bradley Cooper, Oscar winning director by the end of the. He said that he kind of, you know, looks at Clint Eastwood as sort of like a career role model of someone who transitioned from kind of being plenty that would probably be in our list to to a leading man to director. You know, speaking of a culture shaping comebacks in case you missed it, ever LeVine, released a very worshipful comeback song this week, pop singer stepped away from music for a while. She battled lime disease. Last week. She released a new song called head above water from an upcoming album which was written while she was suffering from the disease. She describes being at a low point turning to prayer. She said, I prayed God. Please help to keep my head above the water. In that moment, the song writing of this album began. It was like I tapped into something very spiritual experience lyrics flooded through through me from that point on, here's a clip of head above water. The..
"mars blackmon" Discussed on Manage Your Damn Money: The Podcast
"And managing your money, but with his fired them with this ad go buy stock. So I'm like, what are we doing here? But I will say though the first stock ever owned was Nike brea had absolutely nothing to do with Colin cap. Since everybody's jumping on the bandwagon, say, I want to throw that out there. Indeed, indeed an upon release of the campaign visuals, some took to social media to express express pleasure and or discontent on the ladder by lighting. There's Nike shoes on fire, which has become a popular thing since LeBron did the first decision all the way back when when he left Cleveland, the first time people need to stop doing that is super played. Did you see the person who lit the shoes on fire while they were still wearing and his feet were all burned? Yeah. So anyway, unfortunate. And then some some reactions in the wild was what I wrote here. And what I meant was there are some reactions that happened immediately after one of them was from the times-picayune on Nola dot com. Reported that Nike purchases have been banned from hearner recreation programs. The Louisiana city of Kerner mayor Benzon issued a memorandum demanding that the city's recreation department and any booster clubs operating at us facilities, no longer purchase or accept. Delivery of Nike athletic products or any apparel that features the company's famous logo. And this was somebody who was the mayor for city, Louisiana, funny. Even start with that right. The I guess the declaration or whatever was said under no circumstances will Nike product or any product with the Nike logo purchased for use or delivery at any city of Kerner recreation facility. This is according to the memo which is an official mayor's off. It was on the Fisher letterhead for the mayor, and it was signed by Zahn. It makes no direct reference to the Nike campaign. This was a couple of weeks now a couple of weeks ago now. But a Colonel councilman from the same city. Gregory Carroll responded to the memo in a public Facebook post where he said, I was not made aware of this decision beforehand and it is in direct contradiction of what I stand for and what the city of Kerner should stand for. I'm one hundred percent against this decision. I will meet with the mayor and other council members effort to rescind this directive. So Malcolm, we've discussed taking corporations that is taking a reactive stance to social issues. Recently, dissolved and stuff. CBS executive moon viz was removed from his position. After additional sexual allegations came up on him, Uber's trying to repair its image through feel good advertising after it had like leadership and still kind of startling with internal issues. And then of course, we also seen recently airlines, denouncing family, separation policies and asking the government not to use their flights separate families. These are all off kind of off the top of my head when I was writing the show. But this is the first like truly proactive stance. I've seen a company take, I think on any kind of social issue. We don't have to go through the history of like having a Colin Kaepernick, but like, but it's not the first time you've ever seen Nike goose row. Really. Nike has had a history pretty much since their inception of going after the not radicals, not the word I wanna use, but like the rebel. Okay. They've been going with the thing about like the old Michael Jordan sneaker, commercials with Spike Lee and right the Mars Blackmon commercials or Venus and Serena Williams..
"mars blackmon" Discussed on Outside the Lines
"This was the company that was very face forward with Michael Jordan and Spike Lee in the Mars Blackmon campaign. I mean, there was a number of. Previous enterprises with Nike that were very similar to this. This is not new ground for them, but you look FOX at those numbers from the NBC Wall Street Journal poll. And even though the players are not protesting, the anthem players are talking about social ills and pathologies they want. We've talked about this numerous times on this show. You look at the divide in this country, look at the reaction to our president at this networks decision to announce that we will not as network televised. Normally the anthem, it became a major news story. This issue is red hot everywhere on either side of it still. Right? Yeah. I mean, you always that brings to mind that quote that it gets a tribute to Michael Jordan. All the time Republicans buy sneakers to apparently they don't because if they did, I'm not sure that Nike would be taking this stance that they do now with it being nine to one as you say, Republic Republicans being opposed to cabinet being on a team and I will sit on Nike's, maybe. Yeah, yeah. My guess is that those are the same people who are burning the shoes and socks. It whenever but Nike doesn't seem to be concerned about losing significantly older and probably more right leaning demographic as as as a prophet base going forward because they want to get on board with the bluer and younger. Let's put on her tin foil, hats, Charles, I hear on a scale of one to ten, how politicized you believe everything around the NFL this year. And I know some of this depends on when the next tweet comes from sixteen hundred Pennsylvania Avenue. How politicized will this NFL season media thing. I think as politicized as ever all we've seen as the reactions and the fervor has only grown over time, I don't think that's going to change anytime soon. And as you said, sixteen hundred Pennsylvania Avenue is not going to relent on this front and we know Donald Trump has a history of speaking out when it comes to companies that do things he don't. He does not necessarily agree with. I think we're entering into that territory with Nike FOX. What do you see this year? Yeah, I think you're right. I think it will with all the other things that Trump has going on, it seems to coincide with when he tries to misdirect. So I suspect that that tweet is coming soon when he wants us to look over at what's going on NFL and not what's going on with his campaign and with his administration, Kim week to here for the National Football League, his Dominic Foxworth Charles Robinson. Have y'all gentlemen. Thank you so much. And next Larry Nassar scandal brings down another leader USA gymnastics. The story is burning red hot, and we've got it next. I just saved hundreds of dollars by switching.
"mars blackmon" Discussed on Truth & Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast
"I can't believe I have thought that was an acceptable way to have that portrayed in a film because it does. She's dating these three men and she's very happy with her life until it gets the point where the men start kind of shaming her and be let you go to pick one. And then this rape happens and she never deals with it. You never get to see how it affects her. It's just kind of it happens and then, okay. Well, I'm going to just have one boyfriend now and such a like a horrible way looking at womanhood and Asia. Nsee and go to. It may be really quite angry. I was. I was very happy to hear that. That's not his opinion now and that he change it for the TV series. Few aspects of the film that really felt like this. The first time filmmakers, young, you'll make found voice and. Storyteller yet, but maybe when it like, you know, I mean, you can tell from watching the film that he wasn't someone who's going to be very kind of passive and careful and just throwing it all out. It's rough. Rarely. It's really bold. It's like I'm gonna throw stuff in there. It's going to be like, it's just going to be honest. It's going to be me and to hell with the consequences, even short Sean twelve days. So most of the takes I takes there are some shots where I think you even see sort of them fall out of characters CNN's. And then he Spike Lee watching this film. It's amazing, doesn't do much anymore, but there was that run of his first five or six films where he was in the films himself. The Spike Lee and he's in here is Mars Blackmon who became a figuring his own right? Did these Air Jordan commercials for American TV? And it's amazing to watch them. Now he's a little cycle courier, whereas those little cycle hats with the says, Brooklyn. Say like Jamie, who's the kind of main boyfriend is the lease interesting. Because Greer, here's the model who she is hilarious. He's just like the human body of vanity. This great scene. He's like lying in bed like China, get Nola talk and fight him over. And then she's like having none of it. Just like calls another woman. This is this is great. This is pointing out the hypocrisy of gender standards in America all over the western world, whereas perfectly acceptable for a man to be dating multiple partners, and it's kind of expected in a way for a young good looking man to be like a bit of a cat, but a second woman does it. It's like, oh my God, she's she's a slut. She's a whole and I kind of wanted more gray Mars. I thought they were just great. They were my netted on this green Jamie's just like, oh God, this guy, we would call him boy in modern Modem, Pol pot. Pot. Can you believe that? I'm sure the audience all heard it. I saw the right thing right here two years ago, Friday night at some film I scream. It was an incredible night such a perfect film. Malcolm X as well. It's very few filmmakers of made as many perfect. One is world. If you like black klansman, you should try and seek out this film that you made in like late nineties called bamboozled like ten thousand ten thousand. It's really weird and he showed it on like of consumer grade digital video as well. So it looks terrible. It's really kind of like, is the TV broken kind of vibe to it. But it's still about TV producer who brings about the black and white minstrel show and to his surprise. People love it. Surprise..
"mars blackmon" Discussed on Movie Crush
"A time saver and easy exposition but it's been pretty detrimental to many of our societies understanding of how labor works that's true i mean you would think that one hundred percent of the time women have babies it's like my water broke everywhere it's funny you say that the coworker of ours who i will remain a named just had a lovely baby and in the office mail he sent out talking about when it happened he said his wife's water broke and then print the seas wrote in quite dramatic movie style what exactly but like i you know that is interesting all right so that's trope time keep them coming everyone we're gonna move onto stream this comment card i could've sworn i already picked this for stream this i went back through the stats compiled by joe hurley and the gang and i didn't see it maybe just talked about it briefly but this is something i watched last late last year the spike lee's reboot of she's got a habit that i talk about this you just talked about that you liked it all right well i'm officially putting it in the stream section because it is so great it's based on the movie from nineteen eighty six of the same name when i saw it she's gotta have it was being rebooted tv show i thought why why why bother and then i watched it and it is great it is really really awesome ten thirty minute episodes with dewana wise is nola darling she is phenomenal anthony ramos from from hamilton is mars blackmon and especially i thought who could play mars blackmon but spike lee but anthony ramos brings his own mars blackmon to the table and it's great and he you know he he does a couple of little like please baby please baby please he does a couple of the old mars blackmon lines but he makes it his own get it still the same in a way that's like it's really really great lyric bent is jamie overstreet and cleo anthony's greer child's and if you don't know about the original movie or the show the story of a young african american woman who has got three boyfriends and she doesn't want to choose between them they all do something different for her one is very stable and has money and as ambitious one is silly and fun that's mars and one is a model and super handsome and she's very frank about her sexuality all the guys no she's not cheating on them they all know about each other and that's one of the great parts in the movie is all the guys at one point get together and they she brings him in and they have a big dinner together to kind of go through this but he manages spike lee manages he directed all the episodes to make this completely fresh and new for today's times took a movie from nineteen eightysix dusted it off and i'm dying to know how this game about to begin with because it was sort of a brave thing to do i think a risky thing to do but it's of the time it's fresh it's current it's funny it's well acted it's the direction is great and i thought it was a one often emily and our really disappointed but i saw that earlier this year was picked up for season two cool so is it works for that like they can just extend that world is it's the contained story that sort of in the movie or is it go beyond that it's contained but it's it totally to more than a black they are it's really really great it sounds like it's too good on sombor opportunity right you could have different stories with these characters that sounds i'm interested sierra goes to is just so great i'd never heard of before and she's beautiful and so talented and it's good i got a big fat crush on her right now so does emily we agree on that one and then finally comet cardinal questions from you all to us we'll go through a few of these and then i got high tail it outta here everyone let me see here all right who is your most revered film crew regular from throughout the history of cinema he said for example costumer edith head yeah all right i'm gonna go with the great.