Bob Dylan apoia Obama; Clint dá uma sapatada no Spike

“Well, you know right now America is in a state of upheaval,” he says. “Poverty is demoralising. You can’t expect people to have the virtue of purity when they are poor. But we’ve got this guy out there now who is redefining the nature of politics from the ground up…Barack Obama. He’s redefining what a politician is, so we’ll have to see how things play out. Am I hopeful? Yes, I’m hopeful that things might change. Some things are going to have to.” He offers a parting handshake. “You should always take the best from the past, leave the worst back there and go forward into the future,” he notes as the door closes between us.

Dylan, no Times.

In regards to Spike Lee’s gripe that Clint Eastwood failed to tip a hat to the contributions of a small African American unit on Iwo Jima in the war flick Flags of Our Fathers: “Has he (Spike) ever studied the history?” asked Clint. Yes, there was a small detachment of black troops on Iwo Jima as a part of a munitions company, “but they didn’t raise the flag. The story is Flags of Our Fathers, the famous flag-raising picture, and they didn’t do that. If I go ahead and put an African-American actor in there, people’d go, ‘This guy’s lost his mind.’ I mean, it’s not accurate.” “A guy like him should shut his face.”

Clint, para o Guardian – link da folha; detonando a declaração do Spike Lee que tinha criticado o Clint por não ter usado atores negros em Iwo Jima.


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