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Spike Lee


#1

Do you like his movies?What is you favorite and why?Mine is She’s Gotta Have it because it was smart,entertaining, light hearted,and not as racest.


#2

I hate Spike lee.


#3

why


#4

Because he’s a racist hypocrite. He hates “ALL” white people…because he thinks all white people hate all black people. Or at least that’s what he wants people to think he is like. He acts as though he is some sort of extremist when, at the same time, he has done nothing but profit from his racist mindset. He is a populor director not because of his movies,  but because of how he acts around the media.


#5

[quote]Because he’s a racist hypocrite. He hates “ALL” white people…because he thinks all white people hate all black people. Or at least that’s what he wants people to think he is like. He acts as though he is some sort of extremist when, at the same time, he has done nothing but profit from his racist mindset. He is a populor director not because of his movies,  but because of how he acts around the media. [/quote]
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#6

From what I’ve seen from Spike Lee I liked so much. Do The Right Thing is really one of the best movies I’ve seen in my life. Starkey is right though, he is a fuckin asshole in real life, he’s extremely cynical and hypocritical about white people and rascism. When he clearly is a rascist in real life. But my favorite films from him are.



Do The Right Thing

25th Hour

Malcom X (This was when we all found out Spike WAS a rascist)

Clockers

She’s Gotta Have it

Son of Sam



I really don’t agree with his views on white people. I’m half-black and not a rascist in the slightest, I wonder what he would say to me if I met him. Hmmmm.


#7

[quote] I’m half-black and not a rascist in the slightest, I wonder what he would say to me if I met him. Hmmmm.
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He'd ask you if your name is Spike, then will proceed to sue your parents if you tell him yes.

#8

He is a really good filmmaker, bad a total ass. Hia ego is a little too big as well, he thinks he’s so great cause he makes movies that have deeper meaning(s), and teaches a class at NYU Film School. I really love his movies though, and I’m really glad he’s not making “White-Hate” movies anymore. 25th Hour was really great. But just to stand up for him, the reason why he sued Spike TV, was because people kept asking him if he was starting a TV network. I too thought that just because on a TV promo ad, they a black guy with glasses that looked like Spike, and I thought “sell-out”.


#9

I liked that Nike commerical last year with him bugging the hell outta Micheal Jordan on phone. Mars from back in the day, hahaha. And it shows shots of him from all over New York and such.



Wait was that Spike Lee?


#10

I think he’s over his Anti-Whitey phase. I loved Summer of Sam, Do The Right Thing, and Crooklyn, but other than that, I haven’t really seen any of his other films. I really want to see 25th Hour.


#11

I don’t like Spike personally, as he is racist trash, but I dig some of his films.


#12

I’m sorry Spike Lee but your body guard can’t help you.




#13

Spike Lee a racist? get the fuck outta here



Do The Right Thing

Jungle Fever

Get On The Bus

Summer Of Sam (loved his role as tv reporte,r haha dude cant act for shit, very funny)

Clockers

School Daze

Mo’ Better Blues

Malcolm X (ISNT’T racist)



Spike makes masterpieces, i like him

check youreself if you think hes racist…


#14

Fav’s



Do The Right Thing

Malcolm X

25th Hour

Crooklyn

Get on the Bus

He Got Game

She’s Gotta Have it

Summer of Sam

Jungle Fever

Mo’ Better Blues

Girl 6



I’ve only seen bits and pieces of his other movies


#15

The one thing I dislike about Spike Lee is that he acts so righteous about black causes, and is rightfully resentful of the way blacks have been treated throughout history, naming his company ‘40 acres and a mule’, yet at the same time makes advertisements for Nike, a company which is notorious for exploiting people for near slave wages today.


#16

I hate Spike Lee with a passion, he a dare I say… is a Stupid Black Supremisist.


#17

Spike Lee kicks fucking ASS. Best film Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X


#18

Wow, your first Spike Lee joint? You really have some catching up to do. He’s one of my favorite directors. Here’s a list of his other films, start at the top and work your way down:



Do The Right Thing (1989)

The film that gained Lee praise and got him noticed as an up and coming independent filmmaker. About the people that inhabit a block in Brooklyn on the hottest day of the year. The hotter it gets, the more the tension rises. Known for memorable characters like Buggin’ Out, Radio Raheem, Da Mayor, and Sweet Dick Willie. Lee’s real sister, Joie, plays his character Mookie’s sister in the film.



Summer of Sam (1999) Winner of 5 Fidelio Film Awards

This could have turned out to be just any old serial killer movie, but not with director Spike Lee. Lee takes a different turn with his film and concentrates on the city, the Bronx, and how the tension Berkowitz creates affects the people. Music stands out as well as the montage sequences.



He Got Game (1998)

Lee has always been a basketball fan, which you can see in some of his other films like Crooklyn, and this is his tribute. Jesus Shuttlesworth is a star high school basketball player trying to decide which college to go to. His father Jake (Denzel Washington) is in jail and is let out to try and persuade his son to go to Big State. Examines college basketball recruiting on the surface, with a mystery surrounding Jesus’ mother’s death. He Got Game also looks at loyalty and a father/son relationship. Stars the young Rosario Dawson, also seen in Lee’s 2002 film 25th Hour.



Get On the Bus (1996)

On the surface, this is about the journey to the Million Man March, but really it’s about the characters that fill the bus, their lives, their discussions on the black man’s place in society. What’s interesting is Lee touches on not only racism, but sexism, homosexuality, and death.



Bamboozled (2000) Winner of 2 Fidelio Film Awards

A dark satire of how the TV industry is run by white executives who make African Americans out to be buffoons on TV. He shot in digital which gives it a hazy real quality. This of course will throw off the average movie-goer, but it adds to the film. It’s about the TV industry, so why not make it look like TV. One of Lee’s most in-your-face films that really makes you think.



Mo’ Better Blues (1990)

Lee’s tribute to jazz that touches on the themes of friendship, loyalty, talent, and love. Lee’s sister Joie, also seen in Do the Right Thing, plays one of Denzel Washington’s love interests.



Malcolm X (1992)



Crooklyn (1994)

After a line of serious films, Lee made this semi-autobiographical family drama-comedy about growing up in Brooklyn back in the 70’s.



25th Hour (2002)

“A story of friendship, trust, betrayal and redemption. . . . Richly textured . . .takes a deep look into the life of a street criminal.” Great performances by Edward Norton and Rosario Dawson.



She’s Gotta Have It (1986)



Jungle Fever (1991)



Clockers (1995)



School Daze (1988)



Girl 6 (1996)



4 Little Girls (1997)

Documentary about the 1963 bombing of an African American church in Birmingham during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Four little girls were killed and this is their story. Consists of different people’s memories of the event, including celebrities.



*The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)







Film School Projects



*The Answer (1980)



*Sarah (1981)



*Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983)





*Haven’t Seen



Upcoming Films



Save Us Joe Louis (TBA)–listed awhile ago on a website, rumor is he’s having trouble funding this, so doing other projects first.



This movie will focus on the long rivalry between boxers the USA’s Joe Louis and Germany’s Max Schmeling, starting with their first fight in 1936. Louis loses that bout, but gets a rematch in 1938 that is promoted, as the threat of World War II loomed, as symbolic of the coming conflict between the two countries.



Adolph Hitler was personally interested in seeing Joe Louis defeated to show German superiority over African-Americans after Jesse Owens was so triumphant at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Though this movie is being called the Joe Louis project, it will also show how the facts of Schmeling’s personal life conflicted with the slant that Nazi propaganda put on him (far from a Nazi, he had many Jewish friends).



After the 1938 bout, the film will show what happened to Louis and Schmeling in its aftermath. One would become bogged down in tax problems, drug abuse, and poverty, ending up at Vegas, and the other would be shunned by the homeland that once loved him.



Danny Glover and Samuel L. Jackson are in talks to play Joe Louis; Maximilian Schell is in talks to play the older Max Schmeling.



Was originally called The War to Come


#19

Hi Fidelio1st



Would you be so kind and start checking out where you post?

Everytime I have to move posts form you… That means, I have unnecessary work. You should be long enough here to check out where you post…



When you write about Spike Lee, just post in the Spike Lee topic and not in a review topic for a special movie.


#20

I love spike lee movies. He’s racist? I think we all are racist. O well.