Thursday, December 28, 2006
Spike Lee Making James Brown Film
That didn't take long, but in fact it's been in the works for a few years. No hint on what era they're going to focus on. Hopefully it will be the early years when James Brown risked every penny he had to record a live album (a bizarre conceit at the time) called "James Brown Live At The Apollo" and scored an earth-shaking hit, folowed perhaps by his burgeoning social consciousness. I have no interest in a movie showing the aging Brown being chased by police or being arrested on angel dust or whatever. Another spiral down and redemption flick just bores me. Meanwhile, thousands (if not tens of thousands) of fans are lining up in Harlem to pay tribute to Brown by saying goodbye to the Godfather of Soul at the Apollo. I'd go up to check out the scene but it looks really crowded and waiting in line for ten hours is out of the question for me.