The buzz about Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna
is semi-positive (I've read reviews that laud the production, but say the story gets lost in a few artistic flashes) Miracle at St. Anna
is a fictional account, based on the true story of a group of black soldiers who dogged it out in Italy during World War 2. It's also Spike's way of reminding the world that black soldiers have fought in America's wars even before they were considered citizens of the United States.
This summer, Spike Lee complained that Clint Eastwood's Flags of our Fathers
didn't have a single black soldier on screen. Clint Eastwood simply told Spike to "Shut Up!" Spike responded, "First of all, the man is not my father and we're not on a plantation, either." Then he went back to working on Miracle
; he was in production at the time, but there is no surprise questions about that back and forth is coming up in interviews for his new film. more..