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Your Favorite Spike Lee Joint Is...

haven't seen any
1 (7.1%)
don't like any
0 (0%)
other
0 (0%)
Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads
0 (0%)
She's Gotta Have It
0 (0%)
School Daze
0 (0%)
Do the Right Thing
8 (57.1%)
Mo' Better Blues
0 (0%)
Jungle Fever
0 (0%)
Malcom X
0 (0%)
Crooklyn
0 (0%)
Clockers
0 (0%)
Girl 6
0 (0%)
Get on the Bus
0 (0%)
4 Little Girls
0 (0%)
He Got Game
0 (0%)
Summer of Sam
0 (0%)
The Original Kings of Comedy
0 (0%)
Bamboozled
0 (0%)
A Huey P. Newton Story
0 (0%)
Jim Brown: All American
0 (0%)
25th Hour
4 (28.6%)
She Hate Me
0 (0%)
Sucker Free City
0 (0%)
Inside Man
0 (0%)
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
0 (0%)
Miracle at St. Anna
0 (0%)
Kobe Doin' Work
0 (0%)
Passing Strange
0 (0%)
Red Hook Summer
0 (0%)
Bad 25
0 (0%)
Oldboy
1 (7.1%)
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
0 (0%)
Chi-Raq
0 (0%)
Black Klansman
0 (0%)

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Spike Lee
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2008, 05:49:27 AM »
Do The Right Thing is arguably the best movie of the 80s.

1. Do The Right Thing
2. Malcom X
3. Summer Of Sam
4. He Got Game
5. The 25th Hour
6. Get On The Bus
7. Inside Man
8. She's Gotta Have It
9. Clockers
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Spike Lee
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2008, 06:01:42 AM »
1. Do the Right Thing
2. The 25th Hour
3. Bamboozled
4. When the Levees Broke
5. Get on the Bus
6. 4 Little Girls
7. Jungle Fever
8. Crooklyn
9. Clockers
10. Malcolm X

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Spike Lee
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2008, 09:54:43 AM »
Do The Right Thing is arguably the best movie of the 80s.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Spike Lee
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2008, 09:58:24 AM »
His Hurricane Katrina thing should have been retitled: Sean Penn: White Man Saves Blacks

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Spike Lee
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2008, 11:19:29 AM »
Not a theatrical film, but his best work was the documentary 4 Little Girls.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Spike Lee
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2008, 02:23:43 PM »
Do the Right Thing is comfortably in the lead. I would have thought the race between that and Malcolm X would have been tighter.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Spike Lee
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2008, 02:35:03 PM »
Do the Right Thing is comfortably in the lead. I would have thought the race between that and Malcolm X would have been tighter.


Malcolm X can't make up its mind whether it wants to be a timeless epic for the ages or a polemic about the particular place and time in which it was made. Both of those contradictory impulses weaken the overall product. It loses more and more of its impact the further we get from the place and time in which it was made.

I like the film, but it isn't as good as Do the Right Thing.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Spike Lee
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2008, 02:41:36 PM »
Do the Right Thing is comfortably in the lead. I would have thought the race between that and Malcolm X would have been tighter.


Malcolm X can't make up its mind whether it wants to be a timeless epic for the ages or a polemic about the particular place and time in which it was made. Both of those contradictory impulses weaken the overall product. It loses more and more of its impact the further we get from the place and time in which it was made.

I like the film, but it isn't as good as Do the Right Thing.

Hmm. I've never really embraced Malcolm X as a timeless epic. I actually see it as a more intimate film than that. Granted, it has the running time of an epic and a walloping performance by Washington, but somehow, whenever I watch that movie I feel like I'm really just getting an intimate view into Malcolm's life. I would argue that it is more of a polemic than an epic.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Spike Lee
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2008, 02:51:22 PM »
I don't think it's a polemic or an epic.  But it's a great adaptation of the book.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Spike Lee
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2008, 02:57:14 PM »
This poll has the same problem so many polls here do. The title of this thread is "director's best", but the poll itself says "favorite". Those are totally different things. Do the Right Things is definitely Spike Lee's most important and influential film. But I'm not all that interested in owning a copy and watching it repeatedly. Other films of his are more (to me) enjoyable to watch.