August 27, 2008

Short Cuts: "A Hundred and Eight With Tax!"

Do The Right Thing (1989). Written and directed by Spike Lee; starring Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, and John Turturro.


  1. I haven't sat down to watch this one in years. Everytime I see a clip of it I forget how much vibrance and energy it had.

  2. I second what Craig said. He's exactly right. I haven't seen this in years either and now I am hungry for it.

    Funny that the Vito v. Mookie debate over WHO'S BETTER : Clemens or Gooden? is pretty clear now (excluding the steroid period, of course).

  3. Me neither, but I'd like to. I thought it was a good finale for the last hot days of summer.

    Just in this small clip you can see the insane talent of Spike Lee, from the camera angles to the dialogue to the colors. Few films feel that "alive" as you're watching them, as you mention, Craig. I get that sense with a lot of Lee's work.

    Yeah, Fox, that is a good one, even though in 10 years they may both be known as promising pitchers taken down by drugs in different ways.

  4. This is in my top 5 favorite movies of all-time. I sometimes refer to it as "the perfect movie," whatever the hell that means.

    "I was born in BROOKLYN!"

  5. Wow, that's awesome, Scott. It should be a lot higher on people's lists. It was way ahead of its time, it's a lot more daring than most of what comes out even today, and it's just beautiful to watch. Oh yeah, and it's pretty sharply written.

    I need to see this again.

  6. Spike Lee's the man. Even if he does hate me because of my skin color. Haha.

  7. Nah, he's just trying to ruffle feathers. Speaking of which, I'm pretty curious as to what will happen if Miracle at St. Anna isn't received well. He and Eastwood have had a thing going, and this could be pretty divisive in Hollywood. We'll find out in a few weeks.


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