in my experience, the people who hate on spike lee are the same kind of people who hate on kanye west
*labeling black artists as ‘arrogant’ when they assert themselves against white supremacy*
DOUBLE TRUTH YO.
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Marlon Brando was paid $1 million in advance for the role of Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now. He threatened to quit and keep the advance. Francis Ford Coppola told his agent that he didn’t care, and if they couldn’t get Brando, they would try Jack Nicholson, Robert Redford, and then Al Pacino. Brando eventually turned up late, drunk, 40kg overweight, and admitted he hadn’t read the script or even “Heart of Darkness”, the book it was based on. He read Coppola’s script, and refused to do it. After days of arguments over single lines of dialogue, an ad-lib style script was agreed upon, and this was shot according to Brando’s stipulations that he appears in shadows. Marlon Brando so angered Francis Ford Coppola that the director turned over the filming of Brando’s scenes to Jerry Ziesmer, the assistant director.
“Listen to me, you fuck. You did a lot of shit here. You played a lot of fucking cards, and you made a lot of fucking people do a lot of fucking things they didn’t want to do. This is true. We both know this is true. You, McNulty, are a gaping asshole. We both know this. Fuck if everybody in C.I.D. doesn’t know, but fuck if I’m gonna stand here and say you did a single fucking thing to get a police shot. You did not do this, you fucking here me? This is not on you. No, it isn’t, asshole. Believe it or not, everything isn’t about you. And the motherfucker saying this, he hates your guts, McNulty. So you know if it was on you, I’d be the son-of-a-bitch to say so.”
— The Wire, “The Hunt,” Joy Lusco
I HATED THE WIRE UP UNTIL THIS EXACT EPISODE, THIS EXACT QUOTE. THIS SPEECH MADE ME CRY. MCNULTY, I FINALLY CARE ABOUT YOU!
Wait…you hated the Wire? How is that possible?
Anyways this scene is AMAZING