Do the Right Thing

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British Film Institute, 2001 - Performing Arts - 95 pages
"Do the Right Thing (1989) is arguably Spike Lee's best feature film, and one of the most popular and celebrated examples of African Americans' ongoing 'new black film wave'. From hip-hop fashions, Afrocentric colours and rap music, to police brutality, gentrification, non-white immigration, deindustrialisation and joblessness, Do the Right Thing depicts it all, from a contemporary, African American point of view." "In the most incisive analysis yet of Lee's film, Ed Guerrero explores its nuanced blend of art, politics and commercial instinct. Do the Right Thing, Guerrero shows, epitomises a creative practice that confronts institutional discrimination and power relations head on."--Jacket.

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Ed Guerrero is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies and Africana Studies at New York University. He has written extensively on black film-making and emergent cinemas for a number of journals, magazines and anthologies. He is the author of the influential study of black cinema, Framing Blackness (1993).

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