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The Resource Do the right thing, a Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee

Do the right thing, a Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee

Label
Do the right thing
Title
Do the right thing
Statement of responsibility
a Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
It's the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Tensions are growing, with the only local businesses being a Korean grocery and Sal's Pizzeria. Mookie is Sal's delivery boy. Radio Raheem has the letters of love and hate written on his hands. He is defiant and together with a motivated Buggin Out, push Sal and his sons to their breaking point. The cops intervene, using force and brutality to apprehend the large Radio Raheem. He is unwilling to succumb to the over-excessive brutality of the police and the racist views of Sal and his family. The overzealous police officers don't understand the repercussions of the violence they just unleashed. The neighbors band together to protest this extreme form of pure, toxic bigotry. Mob mentality takes over and the other local non-African American store owners become threatened. Tempers flare and rage is in the air
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Director of photography, Ernest Dickerson ; editor, Barry Alexander Brown ; music, Bill Lee
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.D6 2019
PerformerNote
Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, John Savage, Rosie Perez
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  • 1933-
  • 1952-2016
  • 1957-
  • 1949-
  • 1952-
  • 1928-
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  • Lee, Spike
  • Aiello, Danny
  • Davis, Ossie
  • Dee, Ruby
  • Edson, Richard
  • Esposito, Giancarlo
  • Nunn, Bill
  • Turturro, John
  • Savage, John
  • Perez, Rosie
  • Dickerson, Ernest R.
  • Brown, Barry Alexander
  • Lee, Bill
  • Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
120
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
97
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  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Italian American families
  • African Americans
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Police brutality
  • Riots
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.)
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Italian American families
  • Police brutality
  • Race relations
  • Riots
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Do the right thing, a Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/012/364/000000000012364964.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1989
  • Wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio)
  • Special features on disc one: new 4K digital restoration; audio commentary from 1995 featuring director Spike Lee, cinematographer, Ernest Dickerson, production designer Wynn Thomas, and actor Joie Lee; Behind the scenes: footage shot during preproduction and at block party celebrating the film's wrap and an introduction recorded in 2000 by Lee; deleted and extended scenes; The riot sequence: original storyboards; trailer and two TV spots -- Special features on disc two: Making "Do the right thing," a documentary from 1988 by St. Clair Bourne; new interviews with costume designer Ruth E. Carter, camera assistant Darnell Martin, New York City Council member Robert Cornegy Jr., and writer Nelson George; interview with editor Barry Alexander Brown from 2000; programs from 2000 and 2009 featuring Lee and members of the cast and crew; Twenty years later, an interview program from 2009 featuring Lee and members of the cast and crew; music video for Public Enemy's "Fight the power," directed by Lee, with remarks from rapper Chuck D; Cannes Film Festival press conference from 1989 -- In booklet: an essay by critic Vinson Cunningham and extensive excerpts from the journal Lee kept during the preparation for and production of the film
Accompanying material
1 booklet (107 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc one. [Feature film; Special features] -- disc two. [Special features]
Control code
on1102602041
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director-approved two Blu-ray special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (120 min.)
Isbn
9781681436166
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515232616
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC3053BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1102602041
System details
Blu-ray; region A; 16:9 wide screen presentation; 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Do the right thing, a Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/012/364/000000000012364964.jpg
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1989
  • Wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio)
  • Special features on disc one: new 4K digital restoration; audio commentary from 1995 featuring director Spike Lee, cinematographer, Ernest Dickerson, production designer Wynn Thomas, and actor Joie Lee; Behind the scenes: footage shot during preproduction and at block party celebrating the film's wrap and an introduction recorded in 2000 by Lee; deleted and extended scenes; The riot sequence: original storyboards; trailer and two TV spots -- Special features on disc two: Making "Do the right thing," a documentary from 1988 by St. Clair Bourne; new interviews with costume designer Ruth E. Carter, camera assistant Darnell Martin, New York City Council member Robert Cornegy Jr., and writer Nelson George; interview with editor Barry Alexander Brown from 2000; programs from 2000 and 2009 featuring Lee and members of the cast and crew; Twenty years later, an interview program from 2009 featuring Lee and members of the cast and crew; music video for Public Enemy's "Fight the power," directed by Lee, with remarks from rapper Chuck D; Cannes Film Festival press conference from 1989 -- In booklet: an essay by critic Vinson Cunningham and extensive excerpts from the journal Lee kept during the preparation for and production of the film
Accompanying material
1 booklet (107 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc one. [Feature film; Special features] -- disc two. [Special features]
Control code
on1102602041
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director-approved two Blu-ray special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (120 min.)
Isbn
9781681436166
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515232616
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC3053BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1102602041
System details
Blu-ray; region A; 16:9 wide screen presentation; 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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