Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing

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Cambridge University Press, May 13, 1997 - Performing Arts - 162 pages
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Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" brings together essays, freshly written for this edition, that analyze this controversial film from a variety of methodological perspectives. Collectively these essays connect the interracial strife of New York as treated in Do the Right Thing with the contemporary social climate and racism in America. Also included are reviews of the film by influential critics, a large selection of production stills, and a complete bibliography.
 

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Contents

The Films of Shelton J Lee
1
Reflecting the Times Do the Right Thing Revisited
16
The Cinema of Spike Lee Images of a Mosaic City
31
Polyphony and Cultural Expression Interpreting Musical Traditions in Do the Right Thing
50
Aesthetics Ethics and Politics in the Films of Spike Lee
73
The Violence of Public Art Do the Right Thing
107
Filmography
129
Reviews of Do the Right Thing 19891990
134
Select Bibliography
153
Index
157
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