Spike Lee and "Entering the Tightly Closed Doors of Hollywood"
Lee directs Do the Right Thing. Image: BFI.
What passage from "Spike Lee: The Independent Auteur" most interested you, surprised you, or caught you off guard? Why?
What is a sellebrity auteur, and why is Lee a good case study?
Paraphrase Dan Flory's overriding argument in “Spike Lee and the Sympathetic Racist.” (One sentence oughta do it.)
Think back to your post-screening response regarding Sal (Danny Aiello) in Do the Right Thing. After reading “Spike Lee and the Sympathetic Racist,” has your view about this character changed? Why or why not? Be sure to cite examples from Flory's essay in your answer.
Graduate Students Only Explore Spike Lee’s Kickstarter campaign for The Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014), a film for “human beings addicted to blood and sex” (but not vampires). See specifically the following:
Now, explain whether or not this Kickstarter project fits Lee’s title of sellebrity auteur. Be sure to cite Andrew Dewaard’s essay and evidence from above or elsewhere online to support your answer.
Please check your assignment against "Writing about Film and TV" (improperly formatted work will not receive full credit). Then, save it as a PDF, and upload it to your Google Drive folder. [INSTRUCTIONS HERE.]