DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)

Spike Lee had already made an indie splash alongside the likes of Jim Jarmusch with his credit card-funded She’s Gotta Have It but it was Do the Right Thing that became his signature.

Lee might be thought of as a didact, but this 80s classic shows a remarkably even-handed, subtle, almost delicate approach to its racial politics, leaving the viewer with multiple questions to pore over as it refuses to offer up easy answers. As tensions boil over, Lee’s film elicits emotions as hot as the sweltering New York summer’s day its characters have to endure, anchored by the sounds of Public Enemy’s Fight The Power which drifts in and out, and set design that paints Brooklyn in primary colours as bright as those of classic Jean Luc Godard.

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, and Samuel L. Jackson

Runtime: 120 MINS

Rating: 15

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