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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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  • Spike Lee Raises 'Hell'

    Spike Lee will do the right thing for an unusual World War II story. Lee, through production company 40 Acres and a Mule, has purchased the rights to "Now the Hell Will Start," according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Hell," a 2008 nonfiction book from...
  • Spike Lee y Clint Eastwood se baten a duelo

    Spike Lee y Clint Eastwood se baten a duelo
    El papel de los soldados afroamericanos durante la sangrienta batalla en la isla de Iwo Jima en 1945 despert├│ una verdadera "tercera" guerra entre los cineastas estadounidenses Clint Eastwood y Spike Lee, quienes desde medios en Francia, Gran Breta├▒a y...
  • Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Bud Schulburg Dies at 95

    Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Bud Schulburg Dies at 95
    NEW YORK -- Budd Schulberg, who wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for the Marlon Brando classic "On the Waterfront," died Wednesday at age 95. Schulberg, the son of a studio boss who earlier had defined the Hollywood hustle with the novel "What Makes...
  • Ethiopian Israeli Filmmaker Pulls No Punches

    Ethiopian Israeli Filmmaker Pulls No Punches
    Growing up, they called him the "chocolate boy" and worse. Shmuel Beru arrived in Israel at age 8 with the first wave of Ethiopian immigrants in 1984. Classmates, who'd never seen a black person before, rubbed his skin to see if the color would come off....
  • Renowned A Capella Quintent Rockapella Kicks Off Prairie Pops

    Renowned A Capella Quintent Rockapella Kicks Off Prairie Pops
    Back by popular demand, the renowned a cappella quintet Rockapella returns to Indianapolis to present its unique vocal artistry to kick of the Prairie Pops portion of the Marsh Symphony on the Prairie season with concerts Friday and Saturday, August 21...
  • Movie review: Inglourious Basterds -- 1 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: Inglourious Basterds -- 1 out of 5 stars
    Hollywood's two most indulged enfant terrible filmmakers have now made the worst two World War II movies of this millennium. With Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino has topped Spike Lee ( Miracle at St. Anna) in awfulness. Tarantino has remade a...
  • 'Inglourious Basterds'

    Hollywood's two most indulged enfant terrible filmmakers have now made the worst two World War II movies of this millennium. With "Inglourious Basterds" Quentin Tarantino has topped Spike Lee ( "Miracle at St. Anna") in awfulness. Tarantino has remade...
  • Spike Lee Hosts Massive Brooklyn Birthday Bash For The Late King Of Pop

    Spike Lee Hosts Massive Brooklyn Birthday Bash For The Late King Of Pop
    The late King of Pop would have turned 51 Saturday. However, rather than mourning his passing, his devoted fans and friends have decided to make the day one of celebration. Big bashes are being held nationwide, with one of the more noted ones being...
  • Peas, Coldplay delivers music with a message

    Peas, Coldplay delivers music with a message
    FOR YEARS musicians have taken a leading role in one of their industry's most important acts of public service -- turning people's hunger for a great song, well performed, into food that feeds the physical hunger of thousands. Live Aid for Africa is...
  • No time for cigars for director Denzel

    No time for cigars for director Denzel
    DENZEL WASHINGTON has the slightly dazed look of a man in the home stretch. "It's all good," he says, flashing that $20-million grin in a postproduction suite on the Sony lot. "I'm not tired. Well, I'm tired, but I'm happy." The two-time Oscar winner is...
  • 'A Walk to Beautiful' wins IDA's top doc award

    'A Walk to Beautiful' wins IDA's top doc award
    A documentary about young Ethiopian women who walk miles in search of medical attention after traumatic childbirth injuries won the feature-length competition at the 2007 International Documentary Assn. awards Friday night. "A Walk to Beautiful,"...
  • Movie Review: 'Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins'

    Movie Review: 'Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins'
    What will be the worst Martin Lawrence movie of the year? The competition is always fierce and it's still early, but we may have a winner in "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins." A groundbreaking achievement in blandness, the film has nothing other than a few...