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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:33 am    Post subject: CSA Film Reply with quote

From the www.WMCTV.com website, Sept. 16, 2005:

Spike Lee is an executive producer of a new film which just premiered here at the Cordova Malco. Lee describes "CSA: Confederate States of America" as eye opening and jaw dropping. Keep that in mind as we preview of a unique look at the confederacy.

It's a mock-u-mentary, that poses the question, what if the South had won the civil war.

Film Director Kevin Wilmott is in Memphis to premier his film "CSA: The Confederate States of America."

The film is a PBS-style satire and is told from the point of view of confederate television commercials and all. There's even a slave trading home shopping network.

"If it would have continued it would have been normalized it would have not been a shocking thing to have the slave shopping network it would have been okay," Wilmott said.

Wilmott's production has the seal of approval from the National Civil Rights museum in fact its one of the sponsors of the world wide premier being held in Memphis this week

"We were hoping to create a healthy dialogue not just about the confederate states flag or confederate parks issue but about race relations," said Gwen Harmon of the National Civil Rights Museum.

That's why Wilmott thought Memphis and his movie would be a natural fit.

"But I think Memphis is open to these issues and I think we can come here and start this dialogue," said Wilmott.

Wilmott says his film is not meant to be an attack on the South. He says, in a lot of ways the South did win the civil war. CSA hits theatres nationwide October 7th.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:47 am    Post subject: Re: CSA Film Reply with quote

Wilmott says his film is not meant to be an attack on the South. He says, in a lot of ways the South did win the civil war.

General Longstreet:

I'm just wondering, about the ways "the South did win the Civil War?" Drawing a blank I'm afraid.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sir - I just copied the post verbatim as it came to me.
I guess the question should be directed to Mr. Wilmott, proper.
I have my guess that the answer would lie in the usual PC crap
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sir - I just copied the post verbatim as it came to me.
I guess the question should be directed to Mr. Wilmott, proper.
I have my guess that the answer would lie in the usual PC crap

General Longstreet:

I was just thinking aloud & my guess would mirror yours. Spike Lee & the Civil War ... Well, I'll just leave it at that, especially considering this is not the "Hot Topics" forum.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw parts of this film. I can't recall the actual network though. I know it was channel 130 or 132 on Direct TV. I'll try to find it again.

Don't expect an "expert" opinion from me, so I simply give it a thumbs down. I'm sure a certain segment of the population would find it entertaining and perhaps even "thoughtful" and not far from reality, but I frankly thought it was stupid. Not surprisingly, it played on several stereotypes you would probably expect.

Even with a Confederate victory, I seriously doubt that slavery would have lasted beyond the early years of the 20th Century.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris - you're being too generous.
IMHO - I give it no more than 25 years after this "Confederate Victory"
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