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Spike Lee - That's My Story and I'm Sticking to It

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ISBN-10: 0393328945

ISBN-13: 9780393328943

Edition: N/A

Authors: Spike Lee, Kaleem Aftab

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A candid account of one of America's most provocative filmmakers that belongs on the shelf of any serious movie lover. Spike Lee tells the cinematic story of the preeminent director, whose pioneering filmsfrom Do The Right Thing, Jungle Fever, and Malcolm X to 25th Hour , Bamboozled, and The Inside Manhelped transform the face of late twentieth-century America. With unprecedented access to the Lee family and new interviews with stars and celebritiesincluding Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Rosie Perez, Adrien Brody, John Turturro, and many othersfilm critic Kaleem Aftab chronicles Spike Lee's explosive rise to stardom, exploring such important issues as Black Nationalism, Hollywood…    
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Book details

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Directing, writing, and starring in his own films, as did Charlie Chaplin and Orson Welles before him, Lee has arguably had almost as profound an influence on American filmmaking as his predecessors, although in very different ways. In his own words, he is good at "marketing," and what he has marketed is a highly politicized African American cinema that is also commercially viable. Many critics credit Lee with paving the way for a new wave of mass-market yet socially conscious filmmakers, including John Singleton, Charles Lane, and Carl Franklin. The eldest of six children, Lee was educated first at Morehouse College and then at New York University's film school. His first feature release,…