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Spike Lee's Do the right thing

Author: Mark Reid
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge film handbooks series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" brings together essays that analyze this controversial film from a variety of perspectives. Among the topics examined are the production history of the film, the use of music, and the urban sociology of New York in the 1980's. Collectively the essays connect the internal strife of New York as treated in Do the Right Thing with the contemporary social climate of and racism in the  Read more...
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Named Person: Spike Lee; Spike Lee; Spike Lee
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Reid
ISBN: 0521550769 9780521550765 0521559545 9780521559546
OCLC Number: 35620240
Description: xii, 162 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the films of Shelton J. Lee / Mark A. Reid --
Reflecting the times : Do the right thing revisited / William Grant --
The cinema of Spike Lee : images of a mosaic city / Catherine Pouzoulet --
Polyphony and cultural expression : interpreting musical traditions in Do the right thing / Victoria E. Johnson --
Aesthetics, ethics, and politics in the films of Spike Lee / Douglas Kellner --
The violence of public art : Do the right thing / W.J.T. Mitchell.
Series Title: Cambridge film handbooks series.
Other Titles: Do the right thing
Responsibility: edited by Mark A. Reid.
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Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" brings together essays that analyze this controversial film from a variety of perspectives. Among the topics examined are the production history of the film, the use of music, and the urban sociology of New York in the 1980's. Collectively the essays connect the internal strife of New York as treated in Do the Right Thing with the contemporary social climate of and racism in the United States. The volume also includes reviews of the film by influential critics, a selection of production stills, a filmography, and a select bibliography.

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