Spike Lee

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  • Analysis Of Do The Right Thing By Spike Lee

    During the late 80’s an innovated film maker named Spike Lee created a revolutionary piece of cinematic history called Do The Right Thing. Lee not only directs this incredible film he also stars as the lead role named “mookie”. Unlike most films in the 80’s Lee exposes the audience to thing they aren’t used to seeing. He uses classical Hollywood cinema techniques to capture his film in a different way. For instance, an individual may notice the use of synchronized sounds, close up shots, and the camera being at eye level or angled. These are all techniques Lee used to expose his audience to a different type of film making while focusing on what race means in contemporary America. One of the most important techniques Lee uses is the amount…

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  • Spike Lee's Controversial Films

    Spike Lee Producer, director, writer and actor Spike Lee creates controversial films that explore race relations, political issues and urban crime and violence. His films include She's Gotta Have It and Do the Right Thing. Lee became a director of promise with his first feature film, She's Gotta Have It, in 1986. The film was shot in two weeks and cost $175,000 to make, but grossed more than $7 million at the box office, making it one of the most profitable films made in 1986. While a…

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  • Spike Lee Informative Speech

    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…

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  • Spike Lee Objective Truth Analysis

    Wahneema Lubiano contests Spike Lee’s extensive acclaim by assessing his hegemonic effect on depictions of African American culture; she cites the importance of a comparative base and how the lack of qualifying alternatives to Lee’s “reality” render a declaration of reality “reductionist” (100). When reality is continuously based on one representation and established by a “consensus of a particular group,” it withstands simply due to the “absence of existing alternatives” (104). Because Lee’s…

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  • Do The Right Thing, By Spike Lee

    In 1987, Spike Lee attempted to ride out the explosion of fame from his previous feature film, School Daze, a perceptive representation of middle class life and black identity while creating the draft of Do the Right Thing, originally titled as Heat…

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  • Spike Lee Do The Right Thing Analysis

    In 1989, Spike Lee released the film Do The Right Thing. At the time, this movie was a huge surprise to many audience members because it showed the true racial tensions and racial issues that were happening in the United States. One example of a racial incident that happened was at Howard Beach in 1986, where a group of black men were chased by a group of white men and in result a black man was killed by running across a highway and getting hit. This is one example of violence in the 80’s that…

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  • An Analysis Of Do The Right Thing By Spike Lee

    is. Little do you know that the man who plays the character is actually an influential filmmaker who created many films relating to the problems regarding race and society. This man’s name is Shelton Lee, or better known as Spike Lee to the rest of the world. Just through films, Spike Lee was able to stir up controversies within society through his bold statements while also revealing the darker aspects of world. By understanding more on the importance of Lee it is easier to understand the…

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  • Do The Right Thing Spike Lee Analysis

    Many movie directors want to create highly successful films to become famous and rich, regardless of the message that their films convey, what is most important nowadays is if the movie will do great in box office. Spike Lee, however, had the desire to create a film that would infuse a dose of reality in the teapot of the film industry. The cruel reality that is what minorities know as daily life. And, there could not have been a better person to complete this task, since Spike Lee himself grew…

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  • Racial Prejudice In Do The Right Thing By Spike Lee

    Racial Prejudice as a Means of Violence “My people, my people, what can I say; say what I can. I saw it but didn’t believe it; I didn’t believe what I saw. Are we gonna live together? Together are we gonna live?” -Mister Senor Love Daddy Spike Lee’s film Do the Right Thing is a masterpiece in that it captures both the love and hate eminent in a community at the very end of the 80’s era. New York is already known as the melting pot center of the U.S, it is diverse and that is a part of why it is…

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  • Interpreting Malcolm's Speeches In The Film Malcolm X, By Spike Lee

    second shortcoming on presenting Malcolm the person rather than Malcolm the myth lies in his strategic use of speeches. Lee uses Malcolm’s speeches to perpetuate the myth that Malcolm was the epitome of black culture and oppression under a white regime. Each speech that Lee chooses to put in the film is based on a real speech that Malcolm X gave. These speeches are technically historically accurate, yet they say a lot about the motive behind creating this film. The first speech is based on the…

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