Do the Right Thing

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Spike Lee: ‘You hope that black people will stop being hunted down like animals’
The director has spoken about race at the Cannes film festival, where he is the first black president of the Palme d’Or jury

Andrew Pulver

06, Jul, 2021 @3:26 PM

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Danny Aiello, Do the Right Thing star, dies aged 86
Oscar-nominated character actor made his breakthrough in Moonstruck and appeared in The Godfather Part II

Andrew Pulver

13, Dec, 2019 @4:43 PM

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What to see this week in the UK
From Animals to Evita, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days

Andrew Pulver, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

02, Aug, 2019 @8:00 AM

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From Do the Right Thing to Swimming Pool: culture's hottest heatwaves
Tension simmers, passions rage and things are never the same again. We pick the books, film and music in which heatwaves inspire race riots, sexual abandon – and even a chainsaw massacre

Ryan Gilbey

04, Jul, 2018 @12:36 PM

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Streaming: in search of the films that inspired Black Panther
From a Senegalese road movie to lesbian blues goddesses, dig deep online for gems of African disapora cinema

Guy Lodge

11, Jun, 2018 @5:00 AM

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How we made Public Enemy's Fight the Power
‘The hood was on its own, abandoned at every level. Fight the Power was
the anthem of the streets’

Interviews by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

07, Mar, 2016 @6:37 PM

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The 10 best Oscars snubs
Ahead of this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, we look at the most infamous Oscars oversights

Guy Lodge

26, Feb, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Spike Lee to get honorary Oscar 25 years after Do the Right Thing
Director’s snub for 1989 film about racial tension in Brooklyn is considered by some to be one of the most glaring in Academy history

Ben Child

28, Aug, 2015 @1:48 PM

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Step into my evil modernist lair, Mr Bond: the best urban buildings in film
From Ghostbusters’s gentrified firehouse dream to Get Carter’s corrupt carpark, the movies have always used urban architecture to make a point

Steve Rose

11, May, 2015 @9:34 AM

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That's a rap: is hip-hop entering a new golden age of cinema?
With upcoming biopics on NWA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Raekwon, plus dramas such as Dope, Ben Westhoff says hip-hop-inspired films could soon rival the halcyon days of the 90s

Ben Westhoff

04, Feb, 2015 @4:10 PM

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Why I'd like to be … Samuel L Jackson in Do The Right Thing

Spike Lee's film has it all. Comedy, murder, politics, a stellar R&B soundtrack, and some of the best lines in cinema history. And at its centre is Jackson, on the cusp of fame, playing DJ Mister Señor Love Daddy, writes Ashley Clark

Ashley Clark

11, Aug, 2014 @6:30 AM

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How we made Do the Right Thing

Giancarlo Esposito, actor: 'We ended up crying in each other's arms after the riot scene – we'd said some horrible things to each other'

Interviews by Steve Rose

22, Jul, 2014 @6:00 AM

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