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Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing

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Mark A. Reid, William Grant, Catherine Pouzoulet,Victoria E. Johnson, Douglas Kellner, W. J. T. Mitchell
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  • Date Published: August 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521559546


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  • Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing brings together essays, specially written for this edition, that analyse this controversial film from a variety of methodological perspectives. Among the issues examined in this volume are the production history of the film, the use of music, and the urban sociology of New York in the 1980s. Collectively, these essays connect the inter-racial 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.

    • Includes film reviews by leading critics
    • Features an extensive bibliography of cited books and articles
    • Illustrated by a large selection of production stills
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    • Date Published: August 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521559546
    • length: 180 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 151 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.25kg
    • contains: 25 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    The films of Shelton J. Lee Mark A. Reid
    1. Reflecting the times: Do the Right Thing revisited by William Grant
    2. The cinema of Spike Lee: images of a mosaic city Catherine Pouzoulet
    3. Polyphony and cultural expression: Interpreting musical traditions in Do the Right Thing Victoria Johnson
    4. Aesthetics, ethics, and politics in the films of Spike Lee Douglas Kellner
    5. The violence of public art: do the Right Thing W. J. T. Mitchell.

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    Mark A. Reid, University of Florida


    Mark A. Reid, William Grant, Catherine Pouzoulet,Victoria E. Johnson, Douglas Kellner, W. J. T. Mitchell

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