movie: the upcoming release of ‘red tails’ raises questions about black representation in the media, and war

January 11, 2012

The upcoming release of the feature film ‘Red Tails’ raises question about how Hollywood treats Black History, what gets made and what doesn’t: “A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.” Executive producer George Lucas said that he had trouble getting funding for the movie, due to the fact that most of the main actors in it are Black. Thoughts?
On another note, what do you think of the story itself, of the Hollywood-style glamorization and dramatization of war? Is this something young Black people should look up to and aspire to?