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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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  • Obama's Vineyard: Retreat's rich history

     
    by Mark Silva This isn't Crawford, Texas, anymore. This is Martha's Vineyard, the remote island retreat of clapboard cottages, bluff-views of the ocean and tranquil harbors reachable by ferry, boat or plane off the shore of Cape Cod where the......
  • The Morning Fix: Vivendi keeps quiet; ex-agent Laurie Ann Levin doesn't; Ailes' big check; Moore's rants and his surprising backer; remembering Alphabet City

     
    After the coffee. Before finishing your Emmy pool. NBC nonnews. Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Levy said nothing new Wednesday at a media conference about what the French conglomerate will do with its 20% stake in NBC Universal when its option to......
  • 'La Soga': The inside scoop on murder and corruption in the Dominican Republic

     
    It isn't easy making a movie in the Dominican Republic. When Michael Mann tried shooting part of "Miami Vice" there in 2005, a gunfight broke out near the film set, prompting costar Jamie Foxx to leave the country and forcing......
  • Michael Mann on Marc Shmuger: 'I do return his phone calls. He's a terrific guy.'

     
    It's always pretty easy to tell when some studio bigwig has finally had enough and decided to stop taking calls from Nikki Finke, since that usually signals that the studio, in terms of play in her Deadline Hollywood blog, is......
  • Will 'Precious' auteur Lee Daniels' trash talk cost him an Oscar?

     
    You can read veteran New York Times writer Lynn Hirschberg's new profile of Lee Daniels -- the man behind "Precious" -- as a portrait of a filmmaker who'll never be satisfied, no matter how much success he has in life.......
  • Tyler Perry is offended by Spike Lee's 'coonery buffoonery' remarks

     
    Last May, Spike Lee discussed black imagery in Tyler Perry's films with Ed Gordon at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference. He called Perry's portrayal of black people "coonery buffoonery," adding: "We could do better." For his part, Tyler told...
  • Monday's Highlights: Kate Gosselin is interviewed by Natalie Morales

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 1 - 7 in PDF format This week's TV Movies TV MOM: Kate Gosselin, above, discusses the end of her marriage and her TV show in an interview with......
  • Spike Lee shoots Lakers - with all 18 cameras on Kobe

     
    I suppose I should tell you more about the goings-on at the ESPN Upfront Tuesday. Frankly, it's all quite overwhelming and it was a challenge to keep all the stuff straight. I do know that snowboard goddess Gretchen Bleiler was......
  • Obama's 'Jordan moment:' Mile High

     
    by Mark Silva DENVER - Barack Obama will take the field today. Not since John F. Kennedy accepted his party's presidential nomination in 1960 has a candidate moved from his traditional convention hall to a field for the final acceptance......
  • DNC: Spike speaks, on Obama-McCain

     
    Spike Lee -- whom the Times Union blog photographed sitting to Suffolk Legis. Vivian Viloria-Fisher's right at the Denver parley -- spoke with Newsday's Liz Moore in the airport en route back to LaGuardia. Some quotes, bound to be......
  • Media members collect dirt from Stadium mound

     
    I'm no expert on journalism ethics, but I figured this was a pretty good rule of thumb Sunday night: Is it OK to take home cups full of dirt from the Yankee Stadium pitcher's mound? Yes, if you are Don......
  • Miracle at St. Anna (D-)

    Directed by Spike Lee (Inside Man, Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X)   Written by James McBride (Discovering the Buffalo)   Starring: DEREK LUKE (Friday Night Lights, Glory Road) MICHAEL EALY (Barbershop, "Sleeper Cell") LAZ ALONSO...