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Spike Lee

Spike Lee
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films.
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films. « Show less

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  • 'Rise of the Guardians' director a self-taught success

    'Rise of the Guardians' director a self-taught success
    Director Peter Ramsey is sitting in his office on the DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale and recalling a vivid childhood memory. “I remember being in my pajamas in the back of my parents' car at an Inglewood drive-in watching Disney's “...
  • PIX11 Attends 'Red Hook Summer' Premiere

    PIX11 Attends 'Red Hook Summer' Premiere
    PIX11 attended premiere of Spike Lee's latest film in his “Chronicles of Brooklyn” series RED HOOK SUMMER. Hundreds came out to support the iconic writer/director including Mike Tyson, Gayle King, Laila Ali, Debra Lee, Stephen Hill, Mona...
  • Pioneering Actor Al Freeman Jr. Dies, Aged 78; Professor At Howard University

    Pioneering Actor Al Freeman Jr. Dies, Aged 78; Professor At Howard University
    (Reuters) - Actor Al Freeman Jr., perhaps best known for his portrayal of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's 1992 film "Malcolm X," has died, Howard University said on Friday. "It is with tremendous sadness that the passing of our...
  • High hopes, low notes for film world's NC-17 rating

     High hopes, low notes for film world's NC-17 rating
    In the late '80s a thunderbolt of inspiration struck Jack Valenti, longtime chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America: What if his organization got rid of the X rating, besmirched by years of misappropriation by hard-core exploitation films, and...
  • FAMU hazing victim as deserving of justice as Trayvon Martin

    FAMU hazing victim as deserving of justice as Trayvon Martin
    In the weeks after a 17-year-old black boy was found dead in a gated Sanford neighborhood, outraged blacks took to the streets, insisting police arrest the Hispanic shooter, George Zimmerman. The chorus thundered: Justice for Trayvon! I am Trayvon! We...
  • Chapter 5: Beaverton

    Chapter 5: Beaverton
    It was just a thin, dark stripe. It spread only a few inches across the top of the toe line of the white leather Air Jordan X, but it was wide enough and long enough for Michael Jordan to put his foot down. "We were in a hotel room, and Michael takes...
  • Struggles in the Big Easy

    These books on Katrina, the epic storm of 2005, arrive as the latest chapter in TV disaster reporting gives us Hurricane Ike, which has left most of Houston without power and Galveston, a gigantic wreck, yet with people still in homes lacking water or...
  • Movie Producer

    Movie Producer
    So you have a love for movies but no desire to act in one. Or you're a problem solver that can get things done. Well, here's a job for you. A jack-of-all-trades type role to sink your teeth into: The movie producer. The job may appear glamorous on the...
  • Gregory Nava's film 'El Norte' marks 25th anniversary

    Gregory Nava's film 'El Norte' marks 25th anniversary
    When Gregory Nava's "El Norte" opened in U.S. theaters 25 years ago, immigration was less of a political hot-button issue than it is today. Back then, the mass exodus of refugees from Central American countries such as El Salvador and Guatemala was...
  • Frankie Manning dies at 94; helped popularize the Lindy Hop

    Frankie Manning dies at 94; helped popularize the Lindy Hop
    Frankie "Musclehead" Manning, a Harlem dancer and Tony Award-winning choreographer widely celebrated as one of the pioneers of the Lindy Hop, a breathlessly acrobatic swing dance style of the 1930s and '40s, died April 27 at New York City's Lenox Hill...
  • 'The James Brown Reader,' edited by Nelson George and Alan Leeds

    'The James Brown Reader,' edited by Nelson George and Alan Leeds
    The James Brown Reader 50 Years of Writing About the Godfather of Soul Edited by Nelson George and Alan Leeds Plume: 318 pp., $17 paper WHAT would the late James Brown make of Barack Obama? Most definitely, Brown would say he was down with the message...
  • 'City of Thieves' by David Benioff

    'City of Thieves' by David Benioff
    City of Thieves A Novel David Benioff Viking: 260 pp., $24.95 DAVID BENIOFF'S second novel (after "The 25th Hour," which Spike Lee directed for the screen) features a snappy plot, a buoyant friendship, a quirky courtship, an assortment of menacing bad...