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    Spike Lee's List of Films All Aspiring Filmmakers Must See

    Spike Lee (who writes everything in title case but won't tell you the title of the film he's raising money for on Kickstarter) has just posted a list of the films every aspiring director must see to his Kickstarter campaign. It's the list he gives to all of his students on the first day of classes ...

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    Check Out Spike Lee's List Of Essential Films Every Filmmaker Must See

    At the beginning of the week, Spike Lee launched a Kickstarter campaign for his next film, once again prompting the whole debate about crowd-sourcing by folks who could feasibly raise the cash themselves. And while it says something about our movie culture that both "Veronica Mars" and Zach Braff ha...

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    HBO Day at TCA: 'Seduced and Abandoned,' Spike Lee & Mike Tyson, Larry David's 'Clear History'

    The buzzing environs of the Television Critics Association (TCA) conference on Thursday provided an eerie and apt setting for filmmaker James Toback to proclaim an epitaph for the moviegoing experience as we knew it: “We’re kidding ourselves if we think theatrical movies are part of the future,” h...

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    TCA: Spike Lee Calls His 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth' Subject 'The Most Honest Human Being I've Met in My Life'

    HBO has two boxing-related films in its upcoming schedule. The first, the Stephen Frears-directed scripted feature "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight," comes to the network after a premiere at Cannes. The second and more exciting is the Spike Lee-directed "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," a filmed version...

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    Interview: Spike Lee Talks to S&A About His Next Film, Casting New Talent, and Why He's Taking to Kickstarter

    As Tambay noted yesterday, I got a chance to talk one-on-one with director Spike Lee about his recently launched Kickstarter campaign to raise $1.25 million for his next feature film. Specifically, he's said that he reads this site and others, is aware of both the positive and negative responses to ...

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    Steven Soderbergh Backs Spike Lee's Kickstarter Campaign

    Steven Soderbergh has donated $10,000 to Spike Lee's Kickstarter campaign, which has already broken the $100,000 mark.

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    Spike Lee Answers Your Questions About His Kickstarter Campaign: Calls It 'Sexy, Racy Thriller'

    As I noted yesterday, a couple of weeks ago, I received an email alerting me to an upcoming big announcement Spike Lee was scheduled to make at his 40 Acres Brooklyn office. We (the press) were to congregate there last week Monday to witness firsthand what Spike's revelation was to be. The announcem...

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    Spike Lee Joins Kickstarter, Looking to Raise $1.25 Million for a Film on Blood Addiction (VIDEO)

    Spike Lee has joined the quickly growing group of celebrities turning to crowdfunding for their upcoming films. Lee is looking to raise $1.25 million on Kickstarter for his next project, which will center on "human beings who are addicted to blood."

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    Does Spike Lee Have a Kickstarter? Sho-Nuff You-Dig! Does He Have a Script? Unclear.

    According to the Kickstarter video on Spike Lee's $1.25 million campaign page for "The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint," a few weeks before shooting the campaign video, one of Lee's students told him about the recent successes of the "Veronica Mars" and Zach Braff Kickstarter campaigns.

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    Ya-Dig? Spike Lee Hits Kickstarter To Raise $1.25 Million For His Next Film

    Well, here's a pretty good summary of this news, courtesy of Matt Patches: "Kickstarter: Veronica Mars movie tapped cult fever, Zach Braff relied on Garden State love, Spike Lee asks us to believe in auteurship." Indeed, if the crowd-sourcing campaigns that have lit up social media sites drew on nos...

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