History Trivia / RedTails

25th Aug '16 11:58:43 PM jameygamer
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* DevelopmentHell: George Lucas originally developed the idea in 1988, with a scheduled release for 1992. A number of writers worked on the project until John Ridley was hired in 2007 to write the final screenplay, which was then subsequently revised by [[WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks Aaron McGruder]]. If what Lucas said on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' is true, another reason it took long to produce was because [[ExecutiveVeto Hollywood executives]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything did not think a movie with a mostly black cast would be successful or make money (Unfortunately, they were right this time since it did fail at the box office).]]

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* DevelopmentHell: George Lucas originally developed the idea in 1988, with a scheduled release for 1992. A number of writers worked on the project until John Ridley was hired in 2007 to write the final screenplay, which was then subsequently revised by [[WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks Aaron McGruder]]. If what Lucas said on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' is true, another reason it took long to produce was because [[ExecutiveVeto Hollywood executives]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything did not think a movie with a mostly black cast would be successful or make money (Unfortunately, they were right this time since it did fail at the box office).money.]]
25th Aug '16 11:57:50 PM jameygamer
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* DevelopmentHell: George Lucas originally developed the idea in 1988, with a scheduled release for 1992. A number of writers worked on the project until John Ridley was hired in 2007 to write the final screenplay, which was then subsequently revised by [[WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks Aaron McGruder]]. If what Lucas said on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' is true, another reason it took long to produce was because [[ExecutiveVeto Hollywood executives]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything did not think a movie with a mostly black cast would be successful or make money.]]

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* DevelopmentHell: George Lucas originally developed the idea in 1988, with a scheduled release for 1992. A number of writers worked on the project until John Ridley was hired in 2007 to write the final screenplay, which was then subsequently revised by [[WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks Aaron McGruder]]. If what Lucas said on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' is true, another reason it took long to produce was because [[ExecutiveVeto Hollywood executives]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything did not think a movie with a mostly black cast would be successful or make money.money (Unfortunately, they were right this time since it did fail at the box office).]]
25th Aug '16 11:56:25 PM jameygamer
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* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $58 million. Box office, $50,365,377.
* CreatorKiller: This is the final film from Lucasfilm to directly involve both 20th Century Fox and ''Star Wars'' Special Edition/Prequel Trilogy producer Rick [=McCallum=], as well as the only theatrical film involving director Anthony Hemingway and writer Aaron [=McGruder=]. Disney purchased Lucasfilm 9 months after ''Red Tails'' crashed at the box office, ending the firm's relationship with Fox, asking Lucas to retire, and firing [=McCallum=] from the firm; [=McCallum=] left America as a result. Lucas was honored as a Disney Legend later.
29th Apr '16 12:01:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** David Oyelowo is still saying [[Series/{{Spooks}} "fuck you!" to fascism]].
** [[Series/{{Spooks}} Adam Carter]] is a Bomber Command officer.
** [[TheWire Bubs and Michael]] have some very important ancestors.
** [[Series/NCISLosAngeles Kensi Blye]] is Lightning's girlfriend.
** [[Series/HouseOfCardsUS Raymond Tusk]] is General Luntz.
28th Feb '16 11:28:45 AM nombretomado
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* DevelopmentHell: George Lucas originally developed the idea in 1988, with a scheduled release for 1992. A number of writers worked on the project until John Ridley was hired in 2007 to write the final screenplay, which was then subsequently revised by [[TheBoondocks Aaron McGruder]]. If what Lucas said on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' is true, another reason it took long to produce was because [[ExecutiveVeto Hollywood executives]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything did not think a movie with a mostly black cast would be successful or make money.]]

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* DevelopmentHell: George Lucas originally developed the idea in 1988, with a scheduled release for 1992. A number of writers worked on the project until John Ridley was hired in 2007 to write the final screenplay, which was then subsequently revised by [[TheBoondocks [[WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks Aaron McGruder]]. If what Lucas said on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' is true, another reason it took long to produce was because [[ExecutiveVeto Hollywood executives]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything did not think a movie with a mostly black cast would be successful or make money.]]
28th Feb '15 8:14:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* HireTheCritic: A frequent topic on Aaron [=McGruder=]'s comic strip ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' was [[Franchise/StarWars Jar Jar Binks]] and the [[AlienScrappy racial stereotyping he portrayed]]. So when GeorgeLucas decided he wanted a screenwriter for ''Red Tails'' who knew how to write well for black people, guess who he chose to hire? That's right, Aaron [=McGruder=].[[note]]And he claimed he was so excited to work with George Lucas that the topic of Jar Jar never came up once![[/note]]

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* HireTheCritic: A frequent topic on Aaron [=McGruder=]'s comic strip ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' was [[Franchise/StarWars Jar Jar Binks]] and the [[AlienScrappy racial stereotyping he portrayed]].portrayed. So when GeorgeLucas decided he wanted a screenwriter for ''Red Tails'' who knew how to write well for black people, guess who he chose to hire? That's right, Aaron [=McGruder=].[[note]]And he claimed he was so excited to work with George Lucas that the topic of Jar Jar never came up once![[/note]]
26th Jan '15 12:02:11 AM arbiter099
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** [[Series/HouseOfCardsUS Raymond Tusk]] is General Luntz.
30th Oct '13 4:37:20 AM GalenDev
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** [[TheWire Bubs and Michael]] have some very important ancestors.
30th Jul '13 7:27:11 PM Willbyr
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* ActorAllusion: Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrance Howard have both played members of the Tuskegee Airmen in the past. On top of that, Terrance Howard has previously played [[Film/IronMan a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force]] (well, Army Air Forces, given the time period.)
** Writer Aaron [=McGruder=] also has some previous experience with the subject. The main character's grandfather in ''TheBoondocks'' is a former Tuskegee Airman and occasionally features flashbacks to this period.

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Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrance Howard have both played members of the Tuskegee Airmen in the past. On top of that, Terrance Howard has previously played [[Film/IronMan a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force]] (well, Army Air Forces, given the time period.)
** Writer Aaron [=McGruder=] also has some previous experience with the subject. The main character's grandfather in ''TheBoondocks'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is a former Tuskegee Airman and occasionally features flashbacks to this period.



* HireTheCritic: A frequent topic on Aaron [=McGruder=]'s comic strip ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' was [[Franchise/StarWars Jar Jar Binks]] and the [[AlienScrappy racial stereotyping he portrayed]]. So when GeorgeLucas decided he wanted a screenwriter for ''Red Tails'' who knew how to write well for black people, guess who he chose to hire? That's right, Aaron [=McGruder=].[[hottip:*:And he claimed he was so excited to work with George Lucas that the topic of Jar Jar never came up once!]]

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* HireTheCritic: A frequent topic on Aaron [=McGruder=]'s comic strip ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' was [[Franchise/StarWars Jar Jar Binks]] and the [[AlienScrappy racial stereotyping he portrayed]]. So when GeorgeLucas decided he wanted a screenwriter for ''Red Tails'' who knew how to write well for black people, guess who he chose to hire? That's right, Aaron [=McGruder=].[[hottip:*:And [[note]]And he claimed he was so excited to work with George Lucas that the topic of Jar Jar never came up once!]]once![[/note]]
18th Apr '13 12:32:39 AM fhtagn
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** Writer Aaron [=McGruder=] also has some previous experience with the subject. The main character's grandfather in ''TheBoondocks'' is a former Tuskegee Airman and occasionally features flashbacks to this period.
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