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Do the Right Thing: BFI Film Classics


New Edition

In the most incisive analysis yet of Lee's film, Ed Guerrero explores its nuanced blend of art, politics and commercial instinct

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Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing (1989) is one of the most celebrated examples of the ‘new black film wave’. In its depiction of the simmering racial tension in a Brooklyn neighbourhood, the movie takes in hip-hop fashions, rap music, police brutality, gentrification, immigration, deindustrialisation and joblessness. I

n his foreword to this new edition, Ed Guerrero looks back on the movie in the context of Spike Lee's filmmaking career and contemporary tensions between the police and the African-American community.

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SKU 9781838719883
Author(s) Ed Guerrero
Publisher(s) Bloomsbury / BFI
Format Paperback
Original publication date 28/05/2020
Number of pages 104
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