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All-Black film Cast... nah wont sell in Europe?

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George Lucas has invested over $90 million of his own money to finance Red Tails, a film about black pilots who fought in World War Two. Why? Because Hollywood says that they can't market a movie with an all-black cast. Despite the fact that notable actors like Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard will star in the film, distributors claim that there's simply no audience for a movie like this.
Lucas claims that he showed the film to several major studios, who declined to distribute it because there's "no major white roles."

"I showed it to all of them and they said, 'No. We don't know how to market a movie like this...' They don't believe there's any foreign market for it, and that's sixty percent of their profit."

The problem is, when they think of movies with no major white roles, They imagine comedies with Martin Lawrence and Eddie Murphy, where stereotype-driven racial humor is the focus of the film.
On top of the $58 million to finance the making of the film, George is putting a further $35 million towards distribution to get the project off the ground.

I hope Red Tails takes off — not only to tip the balance of black movies away from "Black people are this way, white people are this way" jokes

Plans for a prequel and Sequel too if it takes off commercially and a possible TV franchise. Aml Ameen is in it as well.

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movie looks sick....il go support that....p.s i swear i jus saw miles from moesha in da clip ....??

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yeah its him. he's america's rent-a thug..finally gets to be cast in a decent movie.

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BRAP black boys up in this bitch

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salute to him, heard about him making this a while ago while i was reading about Tuskegee airmen (late night wikipedia i just end up clicking links)

will watch

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Looks like a very good film, will support.

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I was watching an interview last week with two of the veterans this movie is based on they came to London and was in the war museum. Good stuff Mr Lucas just shame how cuntish the studios are going on

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hmm, i wanna watch it now just cuz lucas said f*ck you lol

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but real talk though its hard to market it

if anything it should be an indie flick you show at festivals, not a 90m ting

but props either way

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Looks good, try good.

Just keep to the story and no bullshit "jive talk" or ish like that and ill be even more impressed

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Looks like a very good film, will support.

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looks decent but it doesn't really show much because it's a true history story about all blacks so the film HAD to be all blacks..i don't see how it would change anything when it comes to a fictional film etc

anyone know what i mean?.. hard to explain

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George Lucas given free reign over a film = sh*t

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Asoon as I saw you in this thread I knew you would say something like that

predicable sack of sh*t like always

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Props to George Lucas and he is right, it's about time there was a black film with no Tom Coonery in it.

Major respect for him dipping into his own pocket, now we have to support and bring our youngers to show them we had a part to play in the WW's aswell.

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Asoon as I saw you in this thread I knew you would say something like that

predicable sack of sh*t like always

ur problem is is dont rly give a sh*t who u are or what u say.. stop chasing me around.im saying what george lucas said.predictable c*nt as always...@gayle lol but thats how they probably talked tho, being a soldier wdnt make it no different.

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I could be wrong but I don't think he meant you Marvell.

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I could be wrong but I don't think he meant you Marvell.

Na I wasn't

Guy is paranoid differently, need to lay off the conspiracy vids for a minute

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Asoon as I saw you in this thread I knew you would say something like that

predicable sack of sh*t like always

suck your dad through a straw

lucas wouldn't know good storytelling if it slapped him in the face

anyone who says any differently is mentally deficient

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Asoon as I saw you in this thread I knew you would say something like that

predicable sack of sh*t like always

suck your dad through a straw

lucas wouldn't know good storytelling if it slapped him in the face

anyone who says any differently is mentally deficient

Who gives a f*ck if this film is sh*t, he's trying to give black people a platform to showcase themselves and funding it himself.

It's a positive move you thick inbred specimen

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Will support not just because it's a film giving black actors the main platform, but because it actually looks like it would be a good film.

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