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Miracle at St. Anna trailer

SpikeLee.jpgThe film which helped spark a war of words between Spike Lee and Clint Eastwood has a trailer online. Miracle at St. Anna is a World War II film, telling the story of four African American soldiers, stranded in enemy territory.

It was while promoting this film at Cannes that Lee made comment on Eastwood's Iwo Jima films. Saying that Eastwood had not represented African American soldiers in the feud.

The trailer for Miracle at St. Anna is on Yahoo! Movies through Coming Soon. Four African American soldiers find themselves surrounded in occupied Italy. While a crime committed in the 1980's leads to questions of what went on. Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, John Leguizamo and Joseph Gordon Levitt star. The film is an adaptation of the novel by James McBride, who also wrote the script for the film.

I reckon it looks really good, can Spike Lee really afford to start a war of words with Clint Eastwood and then turn out a turkey? Take a look and then come back and tell us what you thnk of it.



I'm tempted to offhandedly throw in a comment about how there are no British, Czech, Australian, etc people in Spike Lee's army and it's a disgraceful misrepresentation...blah, blah.

However I'm sure we'd find there were only black people in this story and I realise it's a small slice of reality, etc, etc.

Same argument.

Politics and bickering aside, it's a cracking trailer and it looks very powerful.

Love those Germans marching along a mountain road in perfect parade formation. Who did Spike get as a technical adviser for this film - the director of the Morehouse College band? I have read the book and it is a joke, full of stereotypical characthers and ridiculous historical errors. Anyone who has serve in the infantry will laugh at this cartoonish farce.

Good to hear from someone who's read the book. Although it sounds like you wish you hadn't!

Here's a quote(p. 262): ".... Stamps couldn't stand the Brazilians. He'd visited their camp once. It was filthy. No latrines. They didn't even bother to bury their shit. The Gurkhas were even worse. They were psychotic, with their long robes and swords and screaming death cries. He heard they died by the dozens from tuberculosis because their bodies weren't used to the cold." How's that salute to multiculturalism? I'm no expert on Brazilian latrines, but I do know that Gurkhas do not wear robes, carry knives, not swords, and come from Nepal, where it can get quite cold.

Lord. Like you say, a great example of multiculturalism!

From what I know Gurkhas are pretty damn mean soldiers. Let's hope the film is based a bit more in reality...


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