>In defense of Scott, I don't think his comments were
>strictly designed to "defend Heston" as much as
>criticize Spike Lee--who, for whatever reason, seems
>to have been placed above reproach by some in our
>David Ezell--a little out of breath myself
I do not believe Lee is above reproach at all. I am very
well aware of the essays written by Amiri Baraka and bell hooks. His
portrayal of women is very problematic, to say the least. I saw him
speak at NYU and Yale a few years back and his attitude is less than
kind. Lastly, I am on a Spike boycott myself.
Having said this, I still maintain that invoking the
hypothetical critical intervention of a right wing "full time gun
lobbyist" like Charlton Heston is a disservice to our field.
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