In appreciating Bamboozled
as a political postmodern film, it helps to first contrast it to another film of Lee's, Clockers, (3) which relies instead on the political assumptions of modernism and emancipatory enlightenment thinking.
The deeper reason may have been a profoundly dysfunctional corporate culture at Time Warner, if you follow the logic of John Motavalli's book, "Bamboozled
at the Revolution: How Big Media Lost Billions in the Battle for the Internet." Published last fall, "Bamboozled
" focuses on the last decade in the lives of Case and Levin, et al.--the years of the Internet bubble.
Were the writers somehow deviously bamboozled
into lavishing positive reviews?
Darren Collins added the second on 26 minutes, after Shaun Murray bamboozled
the Martyrs' defence wide out on the right and grabbed his second on 67 minutes when he converted another Watkins cross.
"Contained in these cultural images is the history of our national conscience," said the late filmmaker Marlon Riggs in his brilliant 1986 documentary Ethnic Notions (which beat Spike Lee's Bamboozled
to the punch by fourteen years).
10 SPIKE LEE, BAMBOOZLED
(New Line) Critics who pointed out how "preposterous" the premise of this movie is--a minstrel show is pushed onto prime time by a white TV producer (the always delicious Michael Rapaport) who thinks he's blacker than the African Americans who work for him--clearly have no idea how poisonous and ugly race relations in America really are.
Spike Lee lampoons the media in Bamboozled
, which concerns a TV executive who recruits a homeless tap dancer and launches a national minstrel-show craze.
Since Spike Lee begins his new picture, Bamboozled
, by giving a dictionary definition of satire, the least a reviewer can do is to open with a proper critical definition.
Pierre Delacroix Damon Wayans Manray/Mantan Savion Glover Sloan Hopkins Jada Pinkett-Smith Womack/ Sleep 'N Eat Tommy Davidson Dunwitty Michael Rapaport Honeycutt Thomas Jefferson Byrd Junebug Paul Mooney Dot Sarah Jones Verna Gillian Iliana Waters Orchid Dothan Susan Batson Big Black Mos Def As angry and polemical as "Do the Right Thing," but not as powerful or accomplished, Spike Lee's "Bamboozled
" is an ambitious satire on race and ratings, centering on the stereotypical imagery of blacks in American mass media as we begin the new millennium.
Says Montague, "By giving our readers reliable scientific and medical information in understandable language, I hope the newsletter would give people the confidence to `fight City Hall,' trust their own instincts and not allow themselves to be bamboozled
and paralyzed by corporate consultants and `experts'." CONTACT: Rachel's Environment and Health Weekly, PO Box 5036, Annapolis, MD 21403-7036/(410)263-1584/www.rachel.org.
SCOTS drivers were plane bamboozled
when they saw this sight flying up the outside lane...
For decades, a group of ancient oval impressions has bamboozled
paleontologists by masquerading as the squashed remains of jellyfish.
FIrst, your brain gets bamboozled
into believing that your body contains too much fluid.
GAME ON FOR MELLO Once again we're bamboozled
by the world as it emerges electronic dance producer Marshmello this weekend is playing a live set in a video game.
American astronomer-writer Carl Sagan once said: 'One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled
long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle.