10 Things You Might Have Missed in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing

1. Lee Tips His Hat to Classical Hollywood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpTNYWJzEuE

2. This is the film debut of Rosie Perez and Martin Lawrence.

3. Lee infuses meaning via his walls.

4. Onscreen bickering is offscreen love.

Image credit: NPR.

5. Costumes reinforce the racial ideology of the characters.

Image credit: Yale School of Art.

6. Lee recycles dialogue to make his point(s).

7. Graffiti and name-dropping serve a higher purpose.

8. Danny Aiello’s Sal is and is not a racist.

9. Lee keeps close family ties.

10. Lee’s dolly shot is missing.

http://vimeo.com/40689260

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Kelli Marshall

Kelli Marshall

​Ph.D. Writer-editor. Southerner. ​Gene Kelly fan. Curator/editor of @OuttakeThe on @Medium. http://kellimarshall.net

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