Way back in 1971, John Shaft was a trailblazing character, an assertive African-American private investigator, played by Richard Roundtree, who never backed down from the police and was catnip to the ladies. Shaft won an Academy Award for Isaac Hayes’ iconic theme song and was a big hit at the box office, spawning two sequels.
Provocative filmmaker Lars von Trier is vowing to keep quiet for good after allegedly encouraging war crimes. The infamous statement that has already gotten him banned from the Cannes Film Festival, in which the director of Breaking the Waves and the upcoming Melancholia claimed to understand and sympathize with Hitler “a bit,” continues to be a huge mistake with unexpected ramifications. From a statement von Trier sent out today, via The… Continue reading The Conversation: Should Lars von Trier Shut Up Forever?