Do the Right Thing – his breakthru film. But I’ve really enjoyed some of his more obscure films – I liked Girl 6 (fun movie) and Clockers.
She’s Gotta Have It
I second that: Do the Right Thing is really iconic and special and raw.
Malcolm X was a masterful job by Spike Lee Joint.
I would like to see Spike Lee produce a movie about the life of Marcus Garvey.
I’ve enjoyed many of Spike Lee’s films. His work is thought provoking and many times brutlely honest. My favorites are Do the right thing, Jungle Fever and Bamboozeled. In Do the right thing, he expresses the racial tensions between blacks and whites and even between the police and blacks at that time in NYC. Growing up in the Bronx, I really understood and identified with this film. In Jungle Fever, he explores interacial relationships and the family dynamic agmonst blacks. “What’s considered “acceptable”? In Bamboozeled, he revisits the old minstrel show theme incorporating into today’s time. Begging you to ask the question: What is success and how far will you go to acheive it?
Malcolm X however is one of the greatest films because it’s timeless and thought provoking.
Along with Do The Right Thing, another epic Spike Lee movie had to be Malcolm X. I read the book but the movie created another perspective on the life of a great man.I got chills while watching this movie and it had to be more than Mr. Washington that produced that kind of reaction.
You guys have to air that movie again.