Thursday, January 19, 2012

Red Tails - A Movie About the Tuskegee Airmen

The following item was sent to me by a friend.  I'm reprinting it here for the information of my readers.  I tried to contact Bonnie Williamson, the originator, for permission to reprint it, but couldn't at her blog site, so if she reads this, please forgive me in advance.  This, however, is just too important not to share widely.

The Movie Red Tails that depicts the challenges and heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen
during WWII will be in movie theaters January 20th. This movie is produced
by George Lucas (Yes, the Star Wars and Indiana Jones George Lucas). George
Lucas was on the Tom Joyner Morning show today and he discussed 
the challenges he had getting this movie into the theaters because he could not
find anyone in Hollywood that would invest the marketing dollars to get it in
theaters. The Hollywood investors said that they just didn't know how well
an "all black action movie" would play to the movie going audience. As a result,
Lucas, Oprah and Tyler Perry put up the remaining $35 million to get the film to the
theaters. The total cost of the film is $100 million. 

My challenge to all of us is to prove Hollywood wrong and let's get the word
out to see a movie that shows the accurate history and determination of
"real" American Heroes. Now, we will spend the money to see fictitious characters
like Laura Craft, Indiana Jones, Luke Skywalker, Jason Bourne, James Bond  
and the likes. Let's go out and spend $300 million to see real American 
Heroes depicted in the movies! Vote with your dollars!

Thanks for reading this and please pass it on!