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November 23rd, 2012
thesmithian

"I grew up in South-Central L.A. at a time before there was Spike Lee or John Singleton, so there was really no conception that I could make films. It’s super fulfilling that kids growing up like I did can now have it permanently in mind that it’s a possibility for them."

more, from Peter Ramsey, the first African-American to direct a major CG movie, here.

January 5th, 2012
thesmithian
 "Cinema was my rite of passage." —John Singleton

…the youngest individual and the first African American ever to be nominated for a Best Director Academy Award…

He was born on this day in 1968.
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art: drawing by Kerry Waghorn

"Cinema was my rite of passage." —John Singleton

…the youngest individual and the first African American ever to be nominated for a Best Director Academy Award

He was born on this day in 1968.

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art: drawing by Kerry Waghorn

October 15th, 2010
thesmithian

[all of his videos in one place] tracklist for Michael Jackson’s “Vision” DVD

Disc 1

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (Directed by Nick Saxton)
Rock With You (Directed by Bruce Gowers)
She’s Out of My Life (Directed by Bruce Gowers)
Billie Jean (Directed by Steve Barron)
Beat It  (Directed by Bob Giraldi)
Thriller (Directed by John Landis)
Bad (Directed by Martin Scorsese)
The Way You Make Me Feel (Directed by Joe Pytka)
Man In the Mirror (Directed by Don Wilson)
Dirty Diana (Directed Joe Pytka)
Smooth Criminal (Directed by Colin Chilvers)
Another Part of Me (Directed by Patrick T. Kelly)
Speed Demon (Directed by Will Vinton)
Come Together (Directed by Jerry Kramer & Colin Chilvers)
Leave Me Alone (Directed Jim Blashfield and Paul Diener)
Liberian Girl (Directed by Jim Yukich)

Disc 2

Black or White (Directed by John Landis)
Remember The Time (Directed by John Singleton)
In the Closet (Directed by Herb Ritts)
Jam (Directed by David Nelson)
Heal The World (Directed by Joe Pytka)
Give In To Me (Directed by Andy Morahan)
Who Is It (Directed by David Fincher)
Will You Be There (Directed by Vincent Paterson)
Gone Too Soon (Directed by Bill DiCicco)
Scream (Directed by Mark Romanek)
Childhood (Directed by Nicholas Brandt)
You Are Not Alone (Directed by Wayne Isham)
Earth Song (Directed by Nicholas Brandt)
They Don’t Care About Us (Directed by Spike Lee)
Stranger In Moskow (Directed by Nicholas Brandt)
Blood On The Dancefloor (Directed by Michael Jackson & Vincent Patterson)
Ghosts (Directed by Stan Winston)
You Rock My World (Directed by Paul Hunter)
Cry (Directed by Nick Brandt)

Disc 3 (Bonus Features)

Blame It On the Boogie – The Jacksons
Enjoy Yourself – The Jacksons
Can You Feel It – The Jacksons
Say Say Say – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson (Directed by Bob Giraldi)
They Don’t Care About Us” – Prison version (Directed by Spike Lee)
Why? – 3T featuring Michael Jackson
One More Chance – previously unreleased

more, including a look at the packaging, here.

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