Spike Lee was 32 when he made, "Do The Right Thing" (1989). It would be just as remarkable if he were to make it today at the age of 55. But if the film was done today, Spike would have a foundation of like-minded filmmakers to build upon. Spike Lee didn't have a Spike Lee to turn to when making "Do the Right Thing". Prior to Lee, there were few,
Director Douglas Sirk takes on the hot-button social issues of the 50s in the only way the time would allow – through searing melodramatic soap-operas. Themes of marital stability, race, class, May/December romances, colour, single parenting and other ideas that would have seemed progressive at the time are dealt through a highly entertaining perspective un
This is a message to all the closeted musical lovers in the world – it’s time to step up (or if you really want to make a statement, Shuffle off to Buffalo) and be counted as a fan. I, for one, have never shied away from my love of the genre.