It's been some time since I wrote anything film related but a tweet overnight from Shane at Film Actually invited me to participate in a blogathon started by Myfilmviews called 6 Degrees of Separation. The rules are simple. Each participant must connect one actor/actress/director/movie to another actor/actress/director/movie in six connections or less. Have a look at what the previous participants have done.
A Fistful of Films
And So It Begins
Surrender to the Void
Movies and Songs 365
The Cinematic Spectacle
Shane presented me the the task of connecting a director synonymous for his fight against racism with a film that is most famous for it - Spike Lee to The Birth of a Nation. So, here it is.
1. In 2002, Spike Lee directed 25th Hour starring Edward Norton.
2. A year earlier Edward Norton appeared in the underrated The Score with Robert De Niro.
3. Robert De Niro starred in Martin Scorsese's 1991 remake of Cape Fear in which Robert Mitchum, who starred in the original, had a small role.
4. Back in 1955, Robert Mitchum appeared in The Night of the Hunter with Lillian Gish.
5. Lillian Gish was a darling of the silent era and acted in the controversial the Birth of a Nation.
I'm passing the baton to Jason of the excellent Life Vs Film and tasking him with getting from The Birth of a Nation to Daniel Brühl. Good luck.