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    Do The Right Thing?

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    The Right Thing (1989) is a classic film written, produced, and directed by Spike Lee. The focus on the movie is set on racial issues, and the entire movie takes place on the hottest day of the year in the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn. Lee does an incredible job demonstrating the tautness between the races on the block specifically among the African American race and American Italian race. Lee’s use of symbolism among the characters, mise-en-scene, and shot composition in his film Do The Right Thing

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    The Right Thing Movie

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    The movie “Do the Right Thing” takes place in the neighborhood of Bed-Stuy. Having watched this movie several times in the last twenty-five years one can see not much has changed in the interactions in real life versus the movie. The Black Community still has a certain look, when other races uses the “N” word. The outcry of police brutality is still done within the community, but it also protested on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Where there was to be a boycott of Sal’s in the movie

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    “Hey, Sal, how come they ain’t no brothas on the wall?” (Do the Right Thing) was the question by Buggin Out that began and instigated the conflict that occurred on the hottest day of the summer in a local Brooklyn pizzeria. Sal Fragione is the owner of the 25 year old pizzeria in a majorly African-American neighborhood. The plot follows and revolves around Sal because of his role in “instigating” the antagonist (Buggin Out), supporting the protagonist (Mookie) with a job, delivering advice to his

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    Director and actor Spike Lee presents his "truth" about race relations in his movie Do the Right Thing. The film exhibits the spectacle of black discrimination and racial altercations. Through serious, angry, and loud sounds, Lee stays true to the ethnicity of his characters, all of which reflect their own individualism. Lee uses insulting diction and intense scenes to show how severe racism can lead to violence. The disturbing scene where different nationalities badger their opinions on

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    In spite of the fact that Do the Right Thing and Jungle Fever are both associated with social and political issues, they tend to navigate through various racial viewpoints using different cinematic elements. Spike Lee uses a variety of techniques in his film to bring awareness to events occurring in today's society. For example Do the Right Thing, is a film that tackles down the social issue of prejudice as well as the controversial issues between Italian-Americans and African Americans in New York

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    Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing is a footnote in what kind of society we live in today. The film opens up in what it seems as just another day in the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. As you see in the opening of the film, people of the community are getting ready to start their day. Just like every other neighborhood, it has groups of people that stay together. No matter what the cost is. Depict as one of the hottest day of the summer. Do the Right Thing details the events of one day

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    Intro The main theme of the film, “Do the Right thing,” by Spike Lee Joint is racism. The neighborhood is segregated into variety of groups, from Italians, African Americans, Koreans, and Latinos. This film lets the viewer’s know regardless of the race they are all humans. Da Mayor, one character from the film said, “thank god for knees, elbows, and hands.” He didn’t focus on the race, but in fact that they all are individuals. That is what makes this film so important. Setting The setting of the

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    Do The Right Thing, directed by Spike Lee is a film that acts as a call to action for the audience to differentiate what doing the right thing actually means. New York City in 1989 was filled with issues of race and class. Crime rates were high and one of the highest recorded in history only second to the preceding year of 1990. Cases like the central park five where african american youths and other minorities were falsely accused of crimes, caused for unjust views of the justice system designed

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    3).Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing provides, through the medium of direct address, insight into the characters of the film’s personal racial qualms with other members of their community. This is especially powerful because up until the middle of the film wherein these direct addresses take place, viewers are left to individually come up with their own conclusions about the racial tensions within the film’s community. After these addresses, however, it becomes much easier to understand what prompted

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    unconscious strategic choices and moves. Negotiating occurs when an incident has multiple point of views. These views are shaped by the principle that disputants are adversaries where if one wins, the other must lose. The riot scene in the film Do The Right Thing took place when the protagonist, Mookie, threw a trash can through the window of Sal’s restaurant. This destructive action caused Mookie’s boss, Sal, to be saved from the angry mob that held him responsible for the death of a neighborhood friend

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