Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Do You Know What Today IS? Its his Anniversary! ACTION!!

BIG shouts to Spike LEE

Congratulations Spike Lee on the 20th Year Anniversary of "Do the Right Thing". This Writer/Producer/Director/Actor has gained much LOVE & RESPECT in not just the African American Community but in the US & around the World. When I look at people like Spike Lee I become more of a witness of the saying "Anything the MIND can Conceive & then Believe can be Achieved" Morehouse College has groomed up yet another visionary student who left with a B.A to later graduate from NYU Film school with his masters degree. I start asking myself what was the difference between Spike Lee & John Singleton other than one is from the West & the other is from the East, and I finally figured it out. Spike Lee is well known for "branding" himself like no other. Majority of the time, you will never NOT catch Spike Lee reppin for his city with his NY hat on his head, and he is not one to bite his tongue for the media. Many of you might remember when he had an issue with Clint Eastwood and addressed his concern at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Lee was making Miracle at St. Anna about an all black U.S. division fighting in italy during world II, criticized director Clint Eastwood for not depicting black Marines in his own WWII film "flags of our fathers". This brutha is about his business and he made it clear when he formed his own production company "40 Acres and A Mule Film-Works"Indeed Lee is a Household name. Sometimes I feel his concern and feel as though we as AFRICAN Americans often don't get the type of recognition we deserve from the Academy. I found an article from that was done on spike about " Do The Right Thing" & this is what spike had to say about his film not winning an Oscar from the Academy... Do the Right Thing never won an Oscar.
Remember what Kim Basinger did? Onstage she said, “The best film of the year is not even nominated, and it’s
Do the Right Thing.” I didn’t even know her. But when Driving Miss Motherfucking Daisy won Best Picture, that hurt … No one’s talking about Driving Miss Daisynow.
Spike Lee has given a lot of BIG TIME actors a shot to become famous in front of the BIG screen, like MArtin Lawrence, Samuel Jackson and Denzel Washington just to name a few. This guy is a Legend in the Game!

Inside Man 2 (2010) (pre-production) [Director] [executive producer]
Kobe Doin' Work (2009) (TV) [Director] [producer]
Miracle at St. Anna (2008) [Director] [producer]
A Huey P. Newton Story (2001) (TV) [Director]
He Got Game (1998) [Director] [producer] [Writer] (written by)
4 Little Girls (1997) [Actor .... Interviewer] (voice) (uncredited) [Director] [producer]
Malcolm X (1992) [Director] [producer] [Writer] (screenplay) [Actor .... Shorty]
Mo' Better Blues (1990) [Director] [producer] [Writer] (writer) [Actor .... Giant]
Do the Right Thing (1989) [Director] [producer] [Writer] (written by) [Actor .... Mookie] [Soundtrack] (music: "Don't Shoot Me") (lyrics: "Don't Shoot Me")
School Daze (1988) [Director] [producer] [Writer] (written by) [Actor .... Half-Pint]
She's Gotta Have It (1986) [Director] [producer] (as Shelton J. Lee) [Writer] (writer) [Actor .... Mars Blackmon] [Editor]

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