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Your Favorite Spike Lee Joint Is...

haven't seen any
0 (0%)
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
1 (7.1%)

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Re: Lee, Spike
« Reply #70 on: June 17, 2015, 08:39:46 AM »
Do the Right Thing
25th Hour
Malcolm X
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Re: Lee, Spike
« Reply #71 on: June 17, 2015, 04:18:37 PM »
Do the Right Thing

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Re: Lee, Spike
« Reply #72 on: March 29, 2016, 08:45:55 PM »
1. Do the Right Thing (4)
2. Inside Man (2)
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Re: Lee, Spike
« Reply #73 on: November 12, 2017, 09:29:18 PM »
1. Do the Right Thing
2. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
3. Malcolm X
4. Passing Strange
5. Inside Man
6. Clockers
7. Mo' Better Blues
8. Bamboozled
9. Get on the Bus
10. 4 Little Girls
11. The Original Kings of Comedy
12. She's Gotta Have It

13. School Daze
14. Summer of Sam
15. Chi-Raq
16. 25th Hour

17. Jungle Fever
18. He Got Game
19. Girl 6
20. Crooklyn

21. Oldboy
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Re: Lee, Spike
« Reply #74 on: November 12, 2017, 10:21:47 PM »
Man, what do you have against Crooklyn?

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Re: Lee, Spike
« Reply #75 on: November 12, 2017, 10:51:28 PM »
I need to rewatch Do the Right Thing as I first saw it in my rebellious years. Haven't seen any of his other films.

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Re: Lee, Spike
« Reply #76 on: November 13, 2017, 03:47:32 AM »
Is Oldboy that bad? Even a boring shot for shot remake would have to be somewhat entertaining.
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Re: Lee, Spike
« Reply #77 on: November 13, 2017, 04:59:49 AM »
It has a tone closer to a graphic novel like Sin City, with broader performances and an incest subplot not in the original where a father is sleeping with his children that culminates in a first-person shooter type shot where he visits each family member - wife, daughter, son - who undress for Dad when he walks in the room. It’s not boring, it’s such a gleeful treatment that it’s embarrassing.
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Re: Lee, Spike
« Reply #78 on: November 13, 2017, 05:07:01 AM »
Man, what do you have against Crooklyn?
It was a slice of life, but I found the style so aggressive and unrealistic that they never register as characters. With Do the Right Thing the characters are playing types but they’re also given depth. Crooklyn never breaks through when it cries out for an urban authenticity.
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Re: Lee, Spike
« Reply #79 on: November 13, 2017, 05:16:02 AM »
Do the Right Thing, 75°
Inside Man, 45°
25th Hour, 40°
Mo' Better Blues, 30°
Lumière And Company segment, 30°
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