It's Showtime (2000)

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German title It's showtime
Original title Bamboozled
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 2000
length 135 minutes
Director Spike Lee
script Spike Lee
production Jon Kilik
Spike Lee
music Terence Blanchard
camera Ellen Kuras
cut Sam Pollard

It's Showtime is a 2000 film satire that was scripted and directed by Spike Lee . The film is about a minstrel show broadcast on modern television in which black actors blackface each other , and the violent effects of the show's success.


The film was shot on digital video ( mini DV ) with a Sony VX-1000 camera and later converted to film. This kept the budget of US $ 10 million. It was filmed with multiple cameras at the same time, which saves time. The minstrel show sequences were shot on 16mm film .


The film received moderate reviews. Of 97 evaluated reviews on the Rotten Tomatoes meta site , the film received only 47% positive ratings, with an average point rating of 5.4 / 10.

At the box office, the film flopped and at US $ 2.46 million, only about a quarter of the investment cost.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Bamboozled , (English), accessed on February 3, 2016.
  2. ^ Robert F. Moss: Was Al Jolson 'Bamboozled'? - Los Angeles Times , October 20, 2000. Retrieved February 3, 2016.