"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 411
|Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 08:21 pm: |
ABM, go to the HBO web site you'll see, with little effort, that the film was billed as a documentary. As a result, that was what I was expecting.
Indeed Spike Lee, himself uses the word "Documentary" not "Requiem" when describing his own work, in an interview, also posted on the HBO web site.
Besides, based upon the definitions I've seen for the word "Requiem"; describing Spike's work as a “requiem” is a stretch at best. Judging the film based upon the word "Requiem" is nonsense.
Documentaries should focus upon facts and be a lot more objective that Spike’s piece. I expected, hoped for a dissection of what really went wrong in The Big Easy. I would have expected probing questions, more investigation; some new information might have been nice.
Look, I love Spike Lee, however when judging the value of this piece as a documentary, I disappointed. If I were to judge it as vehicle for allowing those effected to tell their stories – the work is priceless.