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Spike Lee: Do the Right Thing
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SPIKE LEE is a writer, director, actor, producer and author who revolutionized the role of black talent in cinema. Widely regarded as a premiere African-American filmmaker, Lee is a forerunner in the 'do it yourself' school of independent film.Lee's most recent theatrical release is "Miracle at St Anna," and other critical and box office successes have included "Inside Man," "25th Hour," and "Summer of Sam." Many of Lee's films have earned various awards and nominations, including his 1989 film, "Do the Right Thing," which garnered an Academy Award(R) nomination for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film and Director awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Brooklyn, Lee returned to the south to attend Morehouse College. After graduation, Lee continued his education at New York University where he received his Master of Fine Arts Degree in film production. Lee then founded 40 Acres and Mule Filmworks based in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. Since 2002, Lee has been Artistic Director of the Graduate Film Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.JASON MATLOFF is a film journalist who has been writing about movies for more than a decade. He was on staff at Premiere Magazine for several years, where he put together oral histories on the "Indiana Jones" trilogy, "Ghostbusters," and "Platoon." His articles and interviews have appeared in Premiere, Spin, Empire, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and The Hollywood Reporter. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.

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"It has been more than two decades since the groundbreaking film premiered, and this commemorative volume includes behind-the-scenes visuals and interviews." --Los Angeles Magazine"The new coffee table book, 'Spike Lee: Do the Right Thing, ' is a wonderful companion to Lee's cinematic masterpiece. Co-written by Lee and journalist Jason Matloff, and clocking in at 368 pages, the tome is a must-have for fans not only of Lee's pivotal film but of independent moviemaking in general." --MovieMaker Magazine"Spike Lee's handsome new book about his iconic joint, 'Do The Right Thing, ' combines interviews, movie stills, behind-the-scenes pictures, and the photocopied first draft of the screenplay, handwritten by the director himself in the late '80s." --TimeOut New York"Now a new coffee-table book takes readers back to those Brooklyn streets. 'Spike Lee: Do the Right Thing, ' by Lee and Jason Matloff, showcases gorgeous behind-the-scenes photos by David Lee (the filmmaker's brother), along with a reproduction of Lee's handwritten script, lively interviews with cast and crew--including the film's great cinematographer, Ernest Dickerson, who crafted its memorable look--and stills from the movie, which was nominated for two Academy Awards." --New York Daily News

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