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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

  • Book Review : ' The Right Thing '

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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

  • Analysis Of Do The Right Thing

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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

  • Do The Right Thing Essay

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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

  • Do The Right Thing Analysis

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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

  • Analysis Of Do The Right Thing

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    addresses tension among different race on a block in Bed-Sty is the most appropriate for the audience at Coe College. The film Do The Right Thing, directed by Spike Lee, challenges the characters in the film, along with the audience viewing the film to form opinions on sensitive subjects and to do the right thing in a difficult situation.Spike Lee uses the film, Do The Right Thing, to address racial tension in the 20th century through his use of color, camera framing and narrative. One of the most striking

  • Ethics- Do the Right Thing

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    and it could lead to more problems instead of solving the current situation. It is always better to nip the problem from the bud, instead of letting it grow and allowing it to torment everyone. 2. In moral subjectivism context, Mookie did the right thing, as he was enraged by the death of, Radio Raheem, a fellow black man, and so did everybody else. However in this case, everybody was

  • Understanding Do The Right Thing

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    Understanding Do the Right Thing While the 1970’s and 80’s marked a decline in movies featuring black actors and a lack of black directors, the mid 1980’s through the 1990’s invited a new generation of filmmakers and rappers, engaging with the “New Jack” image, transforming the Ghettos of yesteryears into the hood of today. A major director that emerged during this time was Spike Lee. According to Paula Massood’s book titled, Black City Cinema, African American Urban Experiences in Film, “…Lee not

  • Do The Right Thing Analysis

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    In the film “Do The Right Thing” by Spike Lee, cinematography and sound serve as critical components to emphasize the racial tensions between the various characters. Set in a predominantly black neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, the action of the film consists of a series of unfolding events that take place over the course of one hot summer day. Heat, serves as a catalyst to the film’s rising tensions and makes up one of the key symbols in the film. The purpose of this paper is to examine two elements

  • Do The Right Thing Analysis

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    The movie Do the Right Thing, composed, coordinated and created by Spike Lee, concentrates on a solitary day of the lives of racially differing individuals who live and work in a lower-class neighborhood in Brooklyn New York. Notwithstanding, this common day happens on one of the most sizzling days of summer. The movie fixates on how social class, race and the ethical choices that the characters make directly affect the way individuals communicate with each other. Furthermore, in this essay I will