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    Posted: January 27 2009 at 00:49
We've done Fincher, Kubrick, PT Anderson, Spielberg, Woody, Scorsese, Clint, and probably a couple others.  So now its time for Spike.

Spike is awesome in my book.  He mostly makes interesting movies and learned some of his trade from the great Marty.  His story's usually have some sort of race related topic which adds to the tension of the film.  He can also be quite outspoken.  Anyways he's made a lot of good flicks.  Which is your favorite Spike Lee Joint?

I still haven't seen a couple of these, but I think Bamboozled might be my favorite.  It didn't get a whole lot of press, I suppose because it was more socially conscious than his others, and more in your face.  I thought it was quite brilliant though.  Following that would probably be Do the Right Thing and 25th Hour.  

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2009 at 01:30
"Summer of Sam" is the only Lee film I've seen, but I loved it. It had some excellent use of The Who's music in it as well. 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2009 at 02:09
When I first saw 25th hour, I ended up watching it again twice that same week, absolutely love it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2009 at 12:18
I can't believe I'm the first to vote for Do the Right Thing despite the fact that I'm not the first one voting. Such an absolutely perfect film. And 25th Hour is one of my favorite films of the decade, and I'd put it third behind Do The Right Thing and Malcolm X (not including documentaries).

Sadly, Miracle at St. Anna was crap.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2009 at 12:40
I´ve only seen Do the right thing and Inside man... I won´t vote
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2009 at 13:15
I love Do The Right Thing and Jungle Fever. I voted for the first option.
 
Malcolm X was a bit disappointing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2009 at 16:48
If I have jungle fever, am I obliged to vote for it?

4 Girls is the only Spike Lee movie I have seen (had to watch it in English class) so I won't vote.
Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2009 at 22:43
There's too much race stuff in his movies. There is nothing wrong with saying how you feel about things like that, but to shove your personal opinions down your audience's throats in your films isn't really the way to go.
 
However, I have absolutely LOVED everything I've seen by him thus far, so . . . Big smile You can't really take what I said there too much to heart.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2009 at 22:28
Originally posted by p0mt3 p0mt3 wrote:

There's too much race stuff in his movies. There is nothing wrong with saying how you feel about things like that, but to shove your personal opinions down your audience's throats in your films isn't really the way to go.


I think since they are his movies he can do what he wants with them.  I like that he inputs his opinions and thoughts into his films the way he does and see nothing wrong with it.  I think it gives the films a much more personal flare and something extra to take in.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2009 at 06:20
Torn between Malcolm X & Clockers... MX got it by a smidgeon.

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