Friday, April 6, 2012

"Do the Right Thing" A Spike Lee Joint

Spike Lee Directed, Produced, Wrote and Starred in this film that defined not just what a "Spike Lee Joint" was, but also what Brooklyn was like in the 80's. In 1989 this film showed the whole world that a street corner in Bedford-Stuyvesant is like a movie. It has it's cast of characters with New York Personalities and New York problems. Ten years later the U.S. Library of Congress deemed Do The Right Thing, "culturally significant" and it was the first of its kind selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Not Bad for a little corner in Brooklyn. The film even got some Oscar nominations for Lee. One for the Best Original Screenplay and one for the Best Supporting Actor for Danny Aiello's pizzeria owner. Spike Lee became a house hold name with the help of his first films. He was established as a quadruple threat. A new talent that can Write, Direct, Star and even Produce films that have their own look and style. He came out with so many that every year the public had another Spike Lee Joint. Come down this weekend and celebrate this film, and one of New York's best Directors at the Sunshine Cinema at midnight.

Spike Lee Joint's:
2008 Passing Strange Director
2008 Miracle at St. Anna Producer-Director
2006 Inside Man Director
2006 When the Levees Broke Director-Producer
2004 She Hate Me Screenwriter-Director-Producer
2004 Sucker Free City Director
2002 25Th Hour Director-Producer
2002 Jim Brown: All-American Producer-Director
2001 3 A.M. Actor-Producer
2000 Bamboozled Producer-Screenwriter-Director
2000 Love and Basketball Producer
2000 The Original Kings of Comedy Director
1999 Summer of Sam Screenwriter-Actor-Director
1998 Freak Director
1998 He Got Game Director-Screenwriter
1997 4 Little Girls Director-Producer
1996 Girl 6 Producer-Actor-Director
1996 Get on the Bus Director
1995 Clockers Director-Actor
1994 Crooklyn Actor-Screenwriter-Director
1994 Hoop Dreams Himself (Film director)
1992 Malcolm X Actor-Director
1991 Jungle Fever Actor-Director
1990 Mo' Better Blues Actor-Director
1989 Do the Right Thing Director-Actor-Screenwriter-Producer
1988 School Daze Actor-Director
1986 She's Gotta Have It Screenwriter-Director-Actor
1983 Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads Director

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