July 2001
Week of July 20th thru July 27th

Rush Hour 2 @blackfilm.com

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"No One Knows - The Initial Thoughts"
Of course the industry players know certain things that work, but no one really knows, so I figured I would take a shot at creating a quick list for the creative executives that pick em', the scribes, the financiers and the lonely Producer who always lays it on the line to get it done.

by Shelby J. Jones, Editor

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John Singleton and USC Honor their Own
Critically-acclaimed filmmaker John Singleton, writer / director / producer of the much anticipated summer film, “Baby Boy” took time from his demanding soundtrack production schedule to toast student scholars and awardees as Honorary Chairman of the 23rd Annual USC Black Alumni Association (BAA) Scholarship Gala 2001...

by Roslyn J. Bradford

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Specials Section

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HABLAME : The Latin Flow on blackfilm.com
This NEW FEATURE @ blackfilm.com will deliver news and information about Latino films, actors, directors, stage plays and more. . We would like to thank Elaine Del Valle for contributing the first article to a section that we hope will grow with us. Thanks Elaine. DA SPANISH MOB Adds Latino Flava To A New York City Stage.

by Elaine Del Valle

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The Sound Garden

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A Q&A With Branford Marsalis
Branford Marsalis is playing the Sax - Listen up. "My first performance was at a club called the Horse in New Orleans in 1974. We had an R&B band called The Creators. We played on a Monday night for the door, and made 75 cents each. We used it to catch the bus home."

by Shelby J. Jones

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books for your mind

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Exclusive - "Babies & Fools, The Burning of Superflyville"
The winter moon was a yellow stain across the sky, softly illuminating the countless storefronts lining the sidewalk. Coming outta The Oasis after going to pick-up some loot from mommy, I could still hear Red Jackson talking in his bellowing Little Caesar/James Cagney voice, stirring stardust echoes in my head...

Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV

by Michael A. Gonzales

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Interview with Brett Ratner

In this international roundtable interview, director Brett Ratner fields questions about the sequel Rush Hour II as well as the compatibility & appeal of Chinese and black culture in one film.

by Midas


Interview with Jackie Chan

In this interview, Chan reveals the pressures of being Jackie Chan, making the Rush Hour sequel, his search for movies that appeal to all audiences, and his cynicism with Hollywood’s recent interest in Asian films.

by Midas


Interview with Chris Tucker

In the sequel to the mega hit, Rush Hour, Chris Tucker takes us on a comedic joyride from Vegas to Hong Kong and back again and.... he even does his own stunts!! The funny man tells blackfilm.com what it was like the second time around.

by Niambi Sims


Interview with Zhang Ziyi

She mesmerized us in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Now this 22 year-old Chinese actress is about to make her mark on Hollywood in New Line Cinema’s Rush Hour 2.  Zhang Ziyi gives blackfilm.com the scoop.

by Niambi Sims


An interview with Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett is one, if not the best, leading African-American actress today. She has played so many well-known historical figures from Betty Shabazz, to Katherine Jackson to her Oscar nominated role as Tina Turner.

by Wilson Morales

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Confessions of an aspiring filmmaker post : 2001 Acapulco Black Film Festival
"LUMUMBA should win an Oscar for something so tell me how it didn't win the award for Best International Film?"

by Brandi Smith

"ONE WEEK" in Acapulco
"In a community where homophobia still plays a major role socially, "One Week" comes direct in it's dealings with an epidemic that is affecting young African-Americans at an alarming rate."

by Neil Hodges

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