George Lucas: Hollywood Wouldn’t Back My Film About Tuskegee Airmen Due to All Black Cast

Noel Sheppard, News Busters, January 11, 2012

Star Wars creator George Lucas said Monday that Hollywood studios refused to back his new film Red Tails—about World War II’s Tuskegee Airmen—because the cast was all black.

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For those not familiar, the Tuskegee Airmen were a group of black pilots that fought in WWII segregated from white forces.

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Lucas told Stewart he’s been working on the film for 23 years. Although paying for it himself, he went to the studios to create the prints, ads, and be responsible for distribution.

“I showed it to all of them and they said, ‘No. We don’t know how to market a movie like this.’“

When Stewart asked why, Lucas first responded, “Because it’s not green enough. They only release green movies.”

The filmmaker clarified, “It’s because it’s an all black movie. There’s no major white roles in it at all. It’s one of the first all black action pictures ever made.”

Lucas continued, “It’s a reasonably expensive movie. Normally black movies, say Tyler Perry movies or something, you know, they’re very low-budget, and, even they won’t release his movies. It goes to the lower, not major distributors. And they do well, but they do a certain amount of money, and they know what that is, and this costs more than those movies make. And they don’t believe there’s any foreign market for it. That’s 60 percent of their profit.”

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  • http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.com/2012/01/atonement-for-star-wars-new-hope-real.html

    Studios wouldn’t finance it, because they know International ticket sales make up 55 -60 percent of all sales. Blacks don’t sell internationally in movies.

    Plus, he felt bad about Star Wars IV being all-white. Simple as that.

    • Actually there was that token Black guy who sold out Hans Solo to the bounty hunter and Solo ended up in Carbonite.

    • Anonymous

      You are absolutely right and a lot of people don’t know this. I live overseas in an all-white country and I can tell you that there is zero – and that’s ‘zero’ in all capital, flashing neon pink letters – interest in Hollywood films with an all black cast.

      Love SBPDL, by the way.

      • Impertinent

        Where is that country? I want to go there.

  • Anonymous

    In Hollywood, black is second to green.

    An all black-cast movie isn’t going to generate an audience large enough to pay for the film and make a profit. Keeping it all black will make it a niche market. Hollywood (and Mr. Lucas) know this. Hollywood wouldn’t fund it because it’s going to lose money. It’s that simple.

    Of course, all white-cast movies can not be made either. They all have to include black actors regardless if a black character could just as easily and logically be white. This is done to get blacks to attend ‘white’ movies but also to head off any criticism of a racist Hollywood making racist all-white movies. ( The ‘sassy’ black man (or woman) is now such a ubiquitous stereotype in every film, I don’t understand why more blacks don’t sees it or complain about it.)

  • Anonymous

    there was a 1995 movie made on the subject already

  • There would be no “proud” Tuskegee Airmen if it wasn’t for good ol’ SEGREGATION. Think about this. Blacks are soooooo proud of their Tuskegee Airmen but they would not exist if it wasn’t for the benefits of segregation.

    Same with the history of Harlem and other black cultural events that blacks are soooooo  proud of. It is because of healthy, natural and normal SEGREGATION that the blacks once had something they could call their own.

    Same with these “Historical” Black Universities. They exists ONLY from the benevolence and intelligence of whites who knew that SEGREGATION was/is the best thing for Blacks.

    It forces them to build and maintain a culture. But, no, with this FORCED integration that we suffer from today, black men can abandon the black women and the black family and chase and mate with the superior WHITE woman.  What normal healthy Black man wants a black woman when  he can now have a white one?

    Integration has not only destroyed the White world but has completely destroyed the Black family, culture and city. We can thank the “liberals” , democrats, socialists and religious for this evil, this hell on Earth.  This FORCED integration has done more to retard and de-civilize mankind than any other evil force on Earth.

    • Anonymous

      I like your line of thinking.

      I too have noted that blacks often speak fondly of their own neighborhoods and their own schools which are now lost to them because of integration. If you listen to black talk radio as I do, you will hear blacks complain about the bad old days of segregation and Jim Crow while at the same time lovingly talk about ‘back in the day’ when they had their own schools, neighborhoods, and business districts.

      Blacks are generally of two minds holding two opposing views which is why they can’t progress. They demanded integration but they can’t understand why they lost their sense of community.   

      • The OBSERVER

        Agreed… The Black “community” was, to put it candidly, relatively stable and safe when it was under the auspices of segregation. Their churches, their schools, their FAMILY STRUCTURE, their sense of personal responsibility, was AT LEAST in tact during this period of time (PRE 1960s). 

        Integration unleashed droves of (the altogether subpar and degenerate) young blacks into previously stalwart White American schools during the 70s. Thereby tainting the integrity of young European Americans’ education systems, but forced blacks to operate helplessly in a system which they are frankly incapable of functioning in for both cultural (and probably genetic) reasons ! 

  • It was the Army’s need to  measure intelligence that we got the I.Q. tests. It is also why 100, average, applies to the “average” WHITE I.Q.

    When these tests are given to Africanized Americans,  they get an I.Q. of about 87.

    This is why I.Q. is hated by the African Lovers.  

  • Forbes cites George Lucas’ worth at $3.6 billion. Why would he want to pay outside backers? 

    http://www.forbes.com/lists/2007/10/07billionaires_George-Lucas_PNOV.html

    • Because even he can see a loser at the box office! This isn’t about making (or not) making a movie. It’s about a White Hollywood liberal, trying to stir the racial pot once more, while patting himself on the back for being such a champion for the black man !

    • Lucas is employing the old leftist’s trick of pushing a grandiose progressive idea, to be floated on someone else’s dime.
      If it’s a success he can then get to claim all of the credit, “it’s a compelling story of merit that needed to be told”, or on the other hand if it’s a failure he can then say “it was because the racist studio didn’t put up enough of the money he needed for it to be a success” or it failed because “the audience was simply too racist to go see it”. 
      So I guess that makes George Lucas yet another billionaire using the old diversity guilt paradigm to his own advantage.
      You’d imagine though, that the people who run Hollywood would be masters of these same progressive dark arts themselves, so Lucas could just end up getting burned by his own fire.

  • Anonymous

    George Lucas hasn’t had a good/decent film since the 3rd star wars movie. One way failed Hollywood directors and actors try to stay “relevant” is to go strongly for PC, Leftist and pro Black politics and then say everyone is “RACIST” for not championing the great movies. What happened to that actor that played “BJ” on the TV show MASH? He’s spent the rest of his life trying to get on camera by championing idiot Leftist politics. Jane Fonda did the same thing.

  • Woody Woodpecker

    I agree 100%. The Tuskegee airman may have had decent intentions (for blacks), but their contribution was miniscule.  In fact, I would go so far as to say that all black participation in all U.S. war efforts has rendered miniscule effects, and any movie (Red Tails, Glory, etc..) stating otherwise is pure Hollywood fantasy.

    My proof? Well, if blacks are capable of such great military exploits, then why has sub-Saharan Africa never produced any great military civilizations? They couldn’t even prevent other blacks from selling them into slavery.

    The real problem here is that there are many whites being brainwashed by Hollywood into believing this black “super-soldier” myth. Blacks are not patriotic, they are not heroic, and they are not brave. The typical black male is Mike Tyson without the boxing career, not “Morgan” from “Criminal Minds”. The latter is Hollywood fantasy, plain and simple.

    • Anonymous

      Great post!  You mention “Red Tails” and “Glory”.  Don’t forget the movie “Pearl Harbor” that came out almost 10 years ago.  In that movie, one of the “pivotal” points was when, while the white men on the ship were scurrying around like fools, the black cook took control of one of the guns and apparently did some “real damage” to the Japanese flying above them.

      “Pearl Harbor” in general really disgusted me with how it portrayed white Americans during that time period.  I remember the day before it was to come out in theaters, there were some white WWII vets who were so excited to see it.  When I saw it myself, I was so sad for those vets and what they must have been thinking when they watched it. 

      The movie made it seem as if the American military during that time was a huge sex party between female nurses and male soldiers. When the Japanese attacked, the American military was portrayed as scatterbrained and juvenile in regards to “what do we do?”, while the Japanese were portrayed as quite orderly. 

      No matter what your views are on WWII (whether or not we should have been involved),  this is an inaccurate portrayal of our great men at that time, and just a fine example of yet another war movie in witch white men get portrayed badly.

      Another movie I would like to mention is “GI Jane”.  The anti-white male main message of this movie aside, did you notice how the one black guy was portrayed?  He was the only one sympathetic to “Jane”, and out of many white men at the start of training, the one black guy and “Jane” happened to be among the few who make it through.  Of course the most ridiculously humorous part of the movie is the scene where they are taking a written test and a few white men are trying to copy the black guy’s answers, but he won’t let them see them.

    • Anonymous

      Great post!  You mention “Red Tails” and “Glory”.  Don’t forget the movie “Pearl Harbor” that came out almost 10 years ago.  In that movie, one of the “pivotal” points was when, while the white men on the ship were scurrying around like fools, the black cook took control of one of the guns and apparantely did some “real damage” to the Japanese flying above them.

      “Pearl Harbor” in general really disgusted me with how it portrayed white Americans during that time period.  I remember the day before it was to come out in theaters, there were some white WWII vets who were so excited to see it.  When I saw it myself, I was so sad for those vets and what they must have been thinking when they watched it. 

      The movie made it seem as if the American military during that time was a huge sex party between female nurses and male soldiers. When the Japanese attacked, the American military was portrayed as scatterbrained and juvenile in regards to “what do we do?”, while the Japanese were portrayed as quite orderly. 

      No matter what your views are on WWII (whether or not we should have been involved),  this is an innacurate portrayal of our great men at that time, and just a fine example of yet another war movie in witch white men get portrayed badly.

      Another movie I would like to mention is “GI Jane”.  The anti-white male main message of this movie aside, did you notice how the one black guy was portrayed?  He was the only one sympathetic to “Jane”, and out of many white men at the start of training, the one black guy and “Jane” happened to be among the few who make it through.  Of course the most ridiculously humorous part of the movie is the scene where they are taking a written test and a few white men are trying to copy the black guy’s answers, but he won’t let them see them.

    • Impertinent

      “any movie (Red Tails, Glory, etc..) stating otherwise is pure Hollywood fantasy. ”

      You mean white, Jewish guilt?

  • NAVY

    George Lucas ideas are inspired by collectivism.
    Even as a billionaire he continues to run his ideas on white peoples money.     

  • cecilhenry

     I don’t want to see it.

    It smacks of propaganda and manipulation coupled with a profound disrespect for racial realities.  Tell it to yourself Hollywood.  No one else is listening.

  • Anonymous

    The story of the Tuskeegee airman has been told many times.  It’s a worthwhile story in the sense that at the time blacks normally were not admitted to flight training.  I don’t believe the unit saw any great deal of air to air combat (few American fighter groups did after perhaps 1943, except when escorting American bombers on their missions over Germany) but I’ve never heard that they didn’t perform creditably.  I just don’t how exciting and interesting an authentic movie about them would be.

    • Netzach

      They performed creditably, yes. Of course their famous bomber escort missions against Germany began in May 1944, when Luftwaffe’s back had already been pretty much broken. Still, unlike the mythology claims, they lost bombers during that summer. Pretty good squadron, it looks like, but nothing truly special.

      Of course, the 332nd was far unlike any all-black military unit would be today. For starters, the brass didn’t want any black pilots, so they put up some pretty tough standards, believing no black would meet them. So, it was a group of elite blacks, who moreover were highly determined to show what they could do. Put up a all-black squadron now, and it wouldn’t have high standards for getting in, it would have some form of AA. The motivation would be lacking as well, since these days it’s not necessary or even particularly useful to prove anything to whitey. As long as you’re good at playing the racism card, you’ll pretty much get what you want anyway.

      A pity, really.  The lesson of this story is in fact to work as hard as possible and break prejudices by performing far better than those would lead people to expect. The lesson that’s being drawn? Blacks are absolutely awesome, magical really, and if they do so poorly anyway in so many ways – well that’s RACISM.

  • Sincerely Concerned

    We do not need to hear a zillionnaire like George Lucas wining about how much something costs or that the distributors want to make money especially when he wrote the last three SW films just to make money.  They had no artistic value in my opinion.  Additionally, he has every last thing about SW licensed and that’s how he really makes his millions.  Finally, it is total nonsense that it’s being avoided due to an all-black cast, but my friends and I think Lucas lost his mind years ago, anyway.  It shows in everything he has said and done since about 1996.

  • Anonymous

    The combat record of the 332nd Fighter Group is never held up and scrutinized against those of White squadrons that operated in the same theaters of war at the same times.  It’s not impressive when viewed through this prism.

    • Buster

      How can I do research on this point? What are your sources?

  • Dsfdgfadgsag

    This is about his sex life, not his noble creative side . You see, Lucas is very involved with a very black woman with breast implants, 25 years younger then him and he has to do this film to show her he is on her side.

  • Anonymous

    Lucas has a history of producing movies, while letting someone else helm the direction. That way, if the production fails, he can blame someone else. But if it is a success, he then claims credit. He has done this with several of his movies (including the “Star Wars” franchise). He has been especially cautious since he made the mega-bomb “Howard the Duck,” which some people consider the worst movie ever made.

  • Anonymous

    Of course Hollywood wouldn’t be behind this.  It wouldn’t be widely viewed.  It sounds too much like a “serious-documentary” to appeal to Blacks and most Whites don’t want to see an
    all Black cast.  The usual mixed race cast with at least one despicable White and at least one noble, intelligent, compassionate, and brave Black fits the multi-culti brainwashing bill much better.

    Meanwhile, a more minor producer could make a Tuskegee Airmen movie that would be highly acclaimed by the usual suspects at some film festival and then go on tour to the various “art house” theaters.  Anti-White Whites could feel quite superior and enlightened by seeing it — and guilty about all the evil the Whites have done in the past (sure to be a major theme of this film).

    Brainwashing of this important segment of the population at a much lower price!

  • Wild Bill

    In either the late seventies or early eighties Parade Magazine did an interview with one of the surviving Tuskegee airmen then working as a pilot for American Airlines.  In the reminiscing he told about how much fun he had strafing and bombing the survivors of the big air raids who had sought relief from the fires along the riverbanks.  He specifically mentioned making several runs per day in the aftermath of Dresden.

    • Impertinent

      Yea…he sold that  idea and behavior to the South South Africans that renamed strafing….necklacing.

  • Jim

    Chuck Yeager’s group, the 357th (I believe) held the record for most kills. They were considered the best outfit during WW2. The 354th (another all white group) was in second place. I got this from Wiki the other day. Of course,  Tuskegee supporters NEVER mention how the Tuskegee Airmen compared to other groups.  They only spent decades promoting the Airmens’  BOGUS record (“no bombers ever lost” during their escorts. In fact, the Airmen lost 25.)

    But of course, the movie going public will walk away with the impression that the Tuskegee Airmen were the best fighter pilots in all of WW2. The truth is, however, that they were sent in as bomber escorts AFTER the Luftwaffe had been greatly weakened and near defeat, with almost no fuel, very inexperieced pilots and a fraction of the flight ready planes that the Allies had. If you want to see a REAL  story about aviation heroism, watch “The Battle of Britain.”

    • Anonymous

      This is exactly my point.  At the end of the movie when they’re sure to roll text of the 332nd’s combat record on the screen 150 or so kills, so many vehicles and rail cars destroyed on the ground, it’s going to appear impressive to people who aren’t aware of the records of squadrons like Jim listed, or that of the 56th that had almost 700 kills, all in the P-47 as they were I believe the only squadron in the Eighth Air Force that didn’t switch to the Mustang during the war. 

      Granted the squadrons of the Eighth saw a lot more of the Luftwaffe in their theater than did the Fifteenth which controlled the 332nd Group, but they all had a similar number of days in their respective theaters and that alone doesn’t explain the difference between 700 and 150, especially when you consider that P-47 squadrons were shifted mainly to ground attack missions by the later part of the war.

  • According to Wikipedia, of the 300,000 casualties American soldiers suffered in World War II, only 708 were black. Yet, people treat the Tuskeegee airmen like they singlehandedly won that war.

  • Jim

    Here are a list of myths about the Tuskegee Airmen, and the source is no less than the Tuskegee Institute itself. Read carefully the #1 myth “The Myth of Inferiority”, no doubt added to lessen the negative impact of the other 8  myths which aren’t so helpful to Tuskegee Airmen worshipers. In the first myth, it states that the only white groups that performed at a lower level than the Tuskegee Airmen were those who flew older more obsolete airplanes.

    http://www.tuskegee.edu/sites/www/Uploads/files/About%20US/Airmen/Nine_Myths_About_the_Tuskegee_Airmen.pdf

  • Anonymous

    Mr Lucas is a brilliant director and producer . . . that being said, it appears that his jewish “victimhood” is showing.  Movies are produced to make money . . . “niche” films do not do as well in the Hollywood movie production system.
    It is time for Mr. Lucas to stop crying about the lack of interest for his movie . . .

    • Anonymous

       George Lucas is neither jewish, nor a good director.  He was never a great director, and he has not directed a good movie since “Star Wars”.  He has not produced a good movie since “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, and he managed to single-handedly destroy his own creation, the Star Wars franchise.

      Perhaps the studios realized he is just a washed-up dud, and didn’t want to back his most recent turkey.

      • I saw the original “Star Wars” back in 1977. Even then, I regarded it as comic-book camp, and never saw another of the films in that genre.

        I especially found funny the laser fight scene between Darth Vader and Alec Guinness’ character, Obi Kenobi. There’s one scene where Guinness spins around 360 degress, while Vader is simply holding his laser over his head.

        SLCain, if you want a good laugh, go to You Tube and type in “Stars Wars with Benny Hill Music”. There’s a scene from ‘Star Wars” with “Yackety Sax” in the background- which was the theme music to the “Benny Hill” show.

        Absolutely hilarious! 

      • Anonymous

        I agree with you on Star Wars; I saw the first one and felt it was so silly that only young teen boys could like it.  I also noted that it drew upon JRR Tolkien’s great literary success by calling his films “The Trilogy.”  Tolkien was the first piece of fantasy literature (or any I think) to be popularly called by the author, “The Trilogy.”  So I saw Lucas as a bit of a usurper as well.  His work was science fantasy, not science fiction, something many fans seemed to not be able to differentiate.

        I can see my intuition regarding “anarchyst was correct;  His opinions are the result of inbred sourcing, the exclusion of conflicting information, and a general lack of research, while relying on huge cliched assumptions such as Lucas as a Jew.  I wondered if he was and looked it up.  My discussion concerning Vietnam and now this causes me to believe that “anarchyst” hasn’t indulged in any great deal of introspection.  Since he seems to be a new arrival here on the Amren posting boards, I hope he will realize that some of us long time posters are well experienced and picking out those who are opining emotionally and not factually. 

  • Jagdflieger

    As someone who is interested in aerial combat during World War II, I have noticed that on the forums dedicated to this subject few are buying into the myth that this movie perpetuates and in fact many posters are openly stating that the sole reason for this movie being released is political correctness. Frequently it is mentioned how far more effective units with infinitely more impressive combat records such as the 56th Fighter Group, 4th Fighter Group and 355th Fighter Groups have not had any major movie made about them while the 332nd Fighter Group has been the subject of at least two major films recently.  The truth is that the 332nd Fighter Group performed very credibly in the role of bomber escort being at or near the top of the list of those units that had the lowest number of bombers lost while under their care (about 25) yet they were at the very bottom of the list of aerial victories claimed per group in both the 8th and 15th Air Forces (111 confirmed victories), perhaps due to the nature of bomber escort which prevented ranging far from the bombers to seek out enemy fighters as well as the fact that by mid 1944 there were few opportunities for engaging a Luftwaffe that by that time was mainly deployed in Normandy and that had been gutted by over four years of combat against the RAF, VVS and USAAF.  A credible unit but hardly a spectacular one to rank alongside legendary units such as Jasta 11 and JG 52. To sum up, it is clear that the reason why this group is singled out as the subject of Hollywood fascination has more to due with the color of its pilots’ skin then its combat record. Come to think of it, that is racist, right?

    • Woody Woodpecker

      Kind of like Jackie Robinson. A good baseball player who played for 10 years with a batting average of 310. Yet the PC boobs who voted for the all-century team put him on the team at 2nd base. Also a first ballot hall of famer. Ridiculous considering his numbers. He is there because he was black. All to make some white libs feel good about themselves.

      • Woody, you’re kidding right? Jackie Robinson ahead of Rogers Hornsby?!

  • NAVY

    George Lucas is a good example of how drowned the Corporations are by theirown
    collectivism.

    His theories of interdependence have combined with the theories of all of California’s CEO’s and politicians to form the engine that has balkanized the state into bankruptcy.
    The same today as it was yesterday.

  • Fed Up

    Not to worry. A lot of White Americans would not waste their time (or money) to see the film, anyway. I sure as hell refuse to spend my dollars to watch any Hollywood film. The artificiality of films churned out by the Hollywood Propaganda Machine is enough to make me gag.

    Whether in movies or those inane TV commercials — the message is: Either you have Blacks as your very best friends — or you’re a dinosaur. Of cuss, the characters portrayed by Blacks — especially in those ridiculous commercials — the Blacks are ALWAYS presented as having the right answer, as being smarter than their White friends. (Just like in real life, right?)

    I get my movie entertainment from Turner Classic Movies — where the majority of films have White actors for the most part.

    You might also note, speaking of those insipid TV commercials — how prevalent mixed-breed (bi-racial) actors and actresses are used. Another subtle Hollywood propaganda ploy aimed at America’s youngsters.

    • Anonymous

      You exaggerate.  Most British films have an all-white cast, not to mention a good many Hollywood films.  

  • Larry Ben

    It took nine months to train the Tuskegee airmen versus two or three months for white airmen.

    • Fed Up

      It also took a lot of propaganda effort to glorify whatever contribution made to the war effort by the Tuskegee Airmen. I suspect their help in ending WWII is, to say the least, greatly overstated.

      • Anonymous

        In my mind the this all black squadron is more about propaganda to the American public than any real exploits they might have done. Coming in  near the end of the war…flying relatively safe missions…the nasty work was left to the white pilots because their deaths would never spark a race riot…yet the volatile children-like blacks may rise up since they have no impulse control. Today the number of black pilots is very small…no amount of affirmative action can make them learn to fly a complicated jet fighter.

  • Lygeia

    George Lucas was an unknown filmmaker when he filmed the Rolling Stones concert at Altamont in 1968. He accidentally filmed the killing of a black man by the Hell’s Angels at this concert (the Rolling Stones hired the Hell’s Angels to provide security for their concert). Soon after this, for some reason, the powers-that-be decided to favor George Lucas by handing him the script for Star Wars and asking him to direct it. The rest is history. He is now dating a black woman and that, combined with guilt over how he got his start, and his reluctance to put up his own money to finance this film is the reason why he wants to do this.

    • Anonymous

      Since you bring it up, I’d like readers to know that the situation was that Meredith Hunter (the black assailant)  had a pistol and had shot it first, up into the air and then aimed it at (apparently) Mick Jagger or at least generally at the stage,  while at close distance.  The HA had already thrown him off the stage with some others who had rushed it.   He then pulled out the gun, after his WHITE girlfriend failed to calm him down.  An HA observed him aimingt the pistol and jumped in, parried the gun with one arm and stabbed him with a knife in the other.  The HA was exonerated via a trial later after reviewing the film Lucus made and as well as the witness testimony of Greatful Dead manager, Rock Scully (The Dead had observed the growing violence and refused to go on stage, the Stones were the closing act.  They say they went on because they feared if they ended the set it would possibly cause more violence.  They didn’t know until after the show that someone had been killed.   The autopsy revealed that Hunter was high on meth.  The case was reviewed in 2005 due to demands from a  pro-black political group on Oakland, CA (Hunter’s hometown),  trying to revise the outcome of the trial and argue for the defense of Hunter and condemnation of everyone else.  That case was dismissed in 2005 as inconclusive.

      Lucus is a perfect example of a white (or any person) who cannot learn from experience, and actively propagandizes to himself.

    • Anonymous

      Since you bring it up, I’d like readers to know that the situation was that Meredith Hunter (the black assailant)  had a pistol and had shot it first, up into the air and then aimed it at (apparently) Mick Jagger or at least generally at the stage,  while at close distance.  The HA had already thrown him off the stage with some others who had rushed it.   He then pulled out the gun, after his WHITE girlfriend failed to calm him down.  An HA observed him aimingt the pistol and jumped in, parried the gun with one arm and stabbed him with a knife in the other.  The HA was exonerated via a trial later after reviewing the film Lucus made and as well as the witness testimony of Grateful Dead manager, Rock Scully (The Dead had observed the growing violence and refused to go on stage, the Stones were the closing act.  They say they went on because they feared if they ended the set it would possibly cause more violence.  They didn’t know until after the show that someone had been killed.   The autopsy revealed that Hunter was high on meth.  The case was reviewed in 2005 due to demands from a  pro-black political group on Oakland, CA (Hunter’s hometown),  trying to revise the outcome of the trial and argue for the defense of Hunter and condemnation of everyone else.  That case was dismissed in 2005 as inconclusive.

      Lucus is a perfect example of a white (or any person) who cannot learn from experience, and actively propagandizes to himself.

    • Anonymous

      Factually-challenged nonsense.  First of all, that Altamont concert took place on December 6, 1969. not 1968.  And the first “Star Wars” movie came out in May 1977.  That’s a time elapse of more than seven years.  In the meantime, Lucas’s first feature film was a sci-fi flick, “THX-1138” (1971), basically a reworked film school thesis.  And then directed “American Graffiti” (1973).  If someone handed him the script to “Star Wars” right after Altamont, he must have mothballed the project for a number of years. 

  • Anonymous

    I wonder when they are going to make a movie about an all white NBA team that wins the championship?

    I wonder if this black pilot movie will have a lot of scenes with dumb looking southern whites with drool on their chin saying, “them n-words can’t fly no stinkin’ planes!”

    I am sick of seeing whites made out to be idiots white the black or brown people in the movie are wise and articulate. Watch Dances with Wolves and note how the Indians have
    freshly blown dried hair and spotless buck skin clothes and speak like college professors.

    And the whites speak like ignorant rednecks and are filthy head to toe. Little Big Man is
    basically the same story.

    Just a little tired of it.

    • Detroit WASP, the thing I remember most about “Dances” was that the wolf, “Two Socks,” did better acting than Kevin Costner.

    • Anonymous

      When was the last time an all-white team won an NBA championship?  Like it or not, this is the real world.

      • Anonymous

        LOL  I was being sarcastic.

  • Anonymous

    Why would whites want to see a mythical movie about the hero worshipping of blacks? What’s in it for whites? I already get enough propoganda from the media.  I am not gonna pay to see propaganda.  And besides, most black movies are not that good anyway. Remember Spike Lee’s Miracle at ST. Anna?

    It is all propaganda.  Whites accomplish something and it’s no big deal. Minorities sorta  do something, then it is blown out of proportion and praised.  And they do if AFTER whites have already done it.  So who cares?

  • Anonymous

    Another issue being the fact that these movies bring out all the blacks. You go to see a movie like this and it’s full of them. And we all know how blacks behave in the movie theaters. No white person wants to be subjected to that garbage.

  • Anonymous

    Saw the trailer in theaters.  In it the black airmen are portrayed as competent, articulate, intelligent, good looking, and overly heroic to show that “this is our country too!”  The white corporal in charge is portrayed as racist and doubts what the Tuskogee airmen’s capabilities are. While I do not want to disparage the valient efforts of any servicemen, it is clear that blacks in combat (particularly WWII) get more recognition and praise than deserved. 

    But this is Hollywood, where we can dream.  It would be excellent if black Americans were as patriotic, loyal, and honest as whites.  Society would be peaceful and racial animosities would be greatly reduced.  So if you go see it, enjoy the sounds of the twin engines and reenactments while not getting caught up in the propaganda that is egalitarianism.

  • John Maddox

    If I remember the story correctly, the studio that produced the original Star Wars movie was in trouble financially and was headed by a  young executive. The movie was intended to be a kind of tongue in  cheek ‘ comic book’ space epic bordering almost on a comedy. The films success I think even surprised Lucas himself, who kept inventing the storyline as he made the next two movies. Most of his fortune has come from the royalties from the Star Wars franchise, his special effects studio, and the development of THX. His movie making has been all over the board and not very successful.

    But let us not forget that we whites are the largest consumers of movies and the most likely to patronize  the multi plexes and buy DVDS. I think Hollywood has learned that mushy diatribes on race don’t sell.

    • Anonymous

      And when this film doesn’t become the next Star Wars (Lucas already has sequels made), white racism will be blamed and even more political chastising of whites will ensue.

  • Cliff Yablonski

    Bottom line here on the latest Hollywood feel-good movie about the Magic Negro Unit that won WW2 are the facts:
    Americans killed in action in WW2: Four hundred and twenty THOUSAND.
    Blacks killed in WW2:   700.
    Seven hundred….versus over 400,000.
    Other claims about the Tuskegee Airmen, that they never lost a bomber they were escorting, won every dogfight, shot down the first German jet, etc, are all Hollywood nonsense that just isn’t true.
    I don’t want to belittle the record or valor of the Tuskegee Airmen, but lying about their accomplishments to the point where it’s like a Paul Bunyan fairy-tale is disrespectful to their memory.

    • Cliff, I remember watching a clip on a cable station about the Tuskegee Airmenn’s record being falsified. When they confronted a surviving member of the Airmen, years later, he actually replied “What does it matter?”

      General George S. Patton stated that Bantus were useless in combat. Nobody can call him a “racist redneck” – he was born in Pasadena, CA!

      • Anonymous

        Did you know that his grandfather was Confederate General who served under R E LEE?  Just saw that while reviewing the Ken Burns CW series.  It doesn’t matter however, as Patton was right.  I have read in histories of WW1 on, many examples of  blacks “bugging out” when fighting began.  In WW1 African blacks fled the French trenches and attacked the hospitals in the rear, raping the nurses and looting, etc.  Fact is that in WW2 black servicemen served mostly as supply stevedores and drivers.  I read that they had to lock them up in their barracks in order to prevent them from contracting and spreading STDs, which they were doing far beyond the white service population.

  • Anonymous

    There have already been movies made about the Tuskegee airmen.

  • Anonymous

    Fat chance of that happening.  The cost of making the movie was a drop in the bucket compared to what his special FX company, Industrial Light and Magic, pulls in during a single year. 

  • Impertinent

    That white boy definitely doesn’t know what to do with that!! Look at him…do you think he can dance?