LOL...Spike Lee's drivel...
Kevin Willmott, a film professor at U. of Kansas, Lawrence, wrote and directed the movie. Spike Lee had no role in creating the movie itself, even though he did let his name be used in promoting it.
I know Kansas is not looked upon favorably in some parts, but c'mon.
1) You're right; I just did stream-of-consciousness when I wrote the line b/c all I could think of was "Spike Lee's drivel" associated w/the promotion of the movie. In all honesty, I thought he was consulted re: the movie's content. Anyway. Sorry.
2) Re: KU. I mean, really. I've spent my whole life in TX and OK (until this move to NY). You really think I'm gonna give an unbiased opinion about a Jayhawk?!
Seriously, though, the central premise of the movie is ahistorical, treating the war as something it fundamentally was not (and this on several levels). The point is to show, ultimately, how racism is still present today in advertising and other media in the United States; that some folks take it as a tale w/the message of, "See? Good thing the South didn't take D.C.!" is doubly sad, then.