Can T Stand The Heat Scene Analysis
When watching the “Can’t stand the heat” scene, we get a better understanding of the weather, the emotions, and the racial hatred which puts such a strain on the neighborhood. We understand what is happening during the scene with Lee’s use of color, angles, sound and the way he portrays certain …show more content…
Two African American boys open the fire hydrant and boys and girls are playing in the street, cooling off from the heat when a well-dressed, Italian man driving a nice car pulls down the street. He yells and threatens them that if his car gets wet there will be trouble. The use of word choice by the man tells us he thinks he is better than them and seems to dislike the African American people of the neighborhood. The man is also rude and disrespectful to the police officers helping him, telling us yet again, that he thinks he is better than everyone else.
Lee uses this scene, and the film as a whole to create an art form to forcefully communicate and display the racism and hate occurring in life. Do the Right Thing is a street-smart movie that doesn’t depend on one hero or villain to determine the plot, but uses small racial incidents that eventually explode into violence. This particular scene helps carry the plot of the movie, and helps contribute to the entire meaning of the movie. By including these angles, colors and sounds in the scene, Lee is providing the gateway that allows the audience to understand what is occurring at that moment in