A (Spike) Lee Grows In Brooklyn

Spike Lee is calle by some the black Woody Allen. He doesn’t like the comparison. And, he still has difficulty getting funding for projects. “Why is it so hard? For me, I’ll give you three reasons. One is I’ve never had a blockbuster. No. 2, I don’t necessarily do standard Hollywood films. And No. 3, when studios do decide to do films that are geared toward an African-American audience, their vision of who African-Americans are is different from mine — a lot of times it’s in direct conflict with how I see African-Americans.”

Source: The New York Times - 07/29/04