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    English 110 October 21‚ 2013 “Do the Right Thing” Essay In Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” he questions his characters to “do the right thing”. This then becomes the essential theme of the movie. The movie focuses around a neighborhood in Bed-Sty‚ Brooklyn and its community made up of mostly African-Americans and Puerto Ricans. The center focal point in the movie is a pizzeria business‚ Italian owned‚ called Sal’s Famous Pizzeria. The owner Sal and his two sons‚ Vito and Pino‚ work there along

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    "Do the Right Thing" Jason Smith Film Studies‚ April 2002 Right off the bat Spike Lee’s ideology is apparent in his film "Do the Right Thing". In the opening credit sequence Rosie Perez is dancing to the Public Enemy song "Fight the Power" from the album Fear of a Black Planet. The main theme of the song and dance is frustration and anger at the status quo. "Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamps…Nothing but rednecks for 400 years if you check…" is one example of how the songwriter (Chuck D)

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    “We are home!” On Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing With his Do the Right Thing producer‚ director‚ and actor Spike Lee has succeeded in creating a truely controversial film that leaves its audience with questions and a source for a lively discussion. And indeed many have taken the opportunity to comment on Lee’s work‚ mostly ignoring its general aspects and rather focussing on its message or deeper meaning. The film deals with both social and racial relationships and shows a community in which

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    After watching the film‚ Do The Right Thing‚ it should be included in the syllabus for this class Nationality‚ Race and Ethnicity because of the fact diversity is shown in cultural differences‚ assimilation‚ and is applied to all the qualities that make everyoney in the neighborhood different. In Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing he presents a powerful message about our culture. Throughout the film there are examples of how people in real communities deal with violence and racism and their circumstances

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    In the broadest sense‚ Do the Right Thing follows the shifting images of blackness in “commercial narrative cinema‚ attending to its insults and insurgencies‚ and its rare instances of black empowerment” (Guerrero 3). The dynamic opening dance number operates as an interlude for the

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    Soul Is Love. “Hate‚ it is with this hand that Cane iced his brother. Love‚ these five fingers go strait to the soul of man. The story of life is this; static‚ one hand is always fighting the other.” This is said by Radio Raheem in the film Do the Right Thing by Spike Lee. Radio Raheem goes on to explain that no matter how much hate seems to get the best of us‚ love will always come out on top. The Film centers around the themes of hate and love‚ the supporting character Da Mayor reinforces Radio

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    Hussein Abdallah First Paper 26838 Flm101 Technical Critique of do the Right Thing Do The Right Thing‚ a movie directed by Spike Lee‚ filmed on a sunny summer day in a black neighbourhood in Brooklyn is what many consider a great movie. The movie portrays stories of many actors consisting from different palettes‚ where each has their own conflicts and struggles. It is a very entertaining movie yet it will leave you emotionally connected to the events that took place. It would not have reached

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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 reacting strongly instead of responding according to the situation. Everybody was selfishly warped into their own

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    Do the Right Thing Film Analysis “Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. It is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all.”(Martin Luther King Jr.). Violence and racism are both important motifs in‚ Do the Right Thing (Lee‚ 1989). They are prominent in almost every scene of the film and lead to the climax when Radio Raheem is killed by the police. Spike Lee used many different directorial techniques in his movie. Heat and music

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    Spike Lee‚ has established himself as a well respected American film director‚ producer‚ writer‚ and actor known for bringing to attention the issues of identity‚ racism‚ and socialization towards the black community in his work. In the film “Do The Right Thing” we can tie in the idea of W.E.B. Du Bois’s double consciousness when examining the pivotal role of the character Mookie. Throughout the film Mookie is constantly walking on a thin line between two highly segregated social groups‚ which as a

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