Essay on Analysis Of The Movie ' Spike Lee '

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Many directors are in the business for the money, the fame, and the glory. They wish to seek acceptance from their peers while trying not to step on the toes of others. Spike Lee is not one of those directors. Spike has this aura about him, which you could easily distinguish due to his, dare I say, “short” stature. He seems to be the type to stick up for the little guy because he in fact one of the little guys. His burst onto the scene was accelerated due to the racial tensions present during his early years as a director and he seized the opportunity to shed light on the issues that still plague our beautiful country to this day. Today, I plan to give you a brief history on Spike Lee while also discussing his major films that have influenced today 's society and why they 're still highly influential to this day. Spike was born on March 20, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia. He has three younger siblings, two brothers named Joie and David and a younger sister named Cinque. At a young age, his family moved to a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. His mother was a teacher of black literature and art, so he was always aware of his culture and where he came from. This upbringing would shape the type of person he would become while also shaping his film style to highlight the struggles of African Americans in modern society. His mother worked at a private school, which was predominantly white, and her children were offered spots at the prestigious private school. Spike declined,…

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