I just read the open letter from carl franklin about the Bobby Seale letter
to the BPP cadre.
I thought it interesting that mr.franklin would be so confident in his
association with Elane Brown's book A Taste of Power give that books "tell
all" sensationalistic approach. The fact that mr.franklin values such a book
in relation to HBO shows like Band of Brothers is puzzling since that series
was a romanticized version of "war."
Its clear that the Black Panther story if made by mr. Franklin will only
reveal a sensationalistic image of gun toating, sex driven, cocaine using,
power seeking Panthers. Which is everything but the truth.
Film maker St. Clair Bourne has proven himself to be very clear about his
intentions in what he has produced in the past and what perspective he tends
to give. He doesn't need to tell a story about how far he lived from Heuy P.
Newton or Bobby Seale in order to validate his intentions. Or how many
connections he has or films under his belt to to do this project.
A fictionalized film of the Panthers can only be harmful if made by
corporate money because there really are so many investors whose interestes
are beyond the sky's limit.
anyway, my two cents on that letter....sorry to rant about it but I couln't
sit and not reply about it.