Friday, 25 May 2012
Film Friday: Do the Right Thing
With the recent warm spell we're having, it seemed like a good time to watch Do the Right Thing, the classic film written by and starring Spike Lee. Set in a heatwave in Brooklyn in 1989, the film centres around the black community living there and their relationship with the white people in the neighbourhood. Spike Lee's character works for Sal's Pizzeria, and we see events unfold within the area until things reach boiling point and violence breaks out. I enjoyed this film a lot but the ending did throw up a lot of questions, and it was interesting to read about different real-life incidents that had influenced Lee in the writing of this film, and whether violence is ever the answer. I'd be interested to hear anyone else's opinions on the film too.