The Morning Read: White Directors Making Black Movies and More

By  · Published on September 20th, 2013

The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere.

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“Can a White Director Make a Great Black Movie?” – Filmmaker John Singleton finds tension in a tough issue, and delivers a food-based ultimatum, but you should avoid the comment section like it’s rotten butter.

“Interview: Wadjda director Haifaa Al Mansour” – A thorough conversation with the first director to film a feature entirely in Saudi Arabia, a country where movie theaters are illegal.

“The rise and fall of Cannon Films” – Ryan Lambie at Den of Geek gets to use the name Ninja III: Domination while exploring how an 80s empire crumbled and left a legacy to build back on behind.

“100 Hours at the World’s Biggest Film Festival” – David Ehrlich barely survives, and he’s got jokes (and Phish concert footage).

“The First In-Flight Movies Had a Live Orchestra” – And they played in 1925. Gizmodo has the history of dinosaurs on a plane.

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