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The philosophy of Spike Lee [electronic resource] / edited by Mark T. Conard.

Contributor(s): Conard, Mark T, 1965-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Philosophy of popular culture: Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2011Description: 1 online resource (ix, 251 p.).ISBN: 9780813133812 (electronic bk.); 0813133815 (electronic bk.); 9780813139852 (electronic bk.); 0813139856 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Lee, Spike -- Criticism and interpretation | African American motion picture producers and directors -- Biography | Lee, Spike -- Criticism and interpretation | Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography | Fine Arts | PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Direction & Production | PHILOSOPHY / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Philosophy of Spike Lee.DDC classification: 791.4302/33092 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface -- Justice, value, and the nature of evil. The symbolism of blood in Clockers / Douglas McFarland -- The prostitution trap of elite sport in He got game / Jason Holt and Robert Pitter -- Aristotle and MacIntyre on Justice in 25th Hour / Mark T. Conard -- We can't get off the bus: a commentary on Spike Lee and moral motivation / Gabriella Beckles-Raymond -- Monsters and moralism in Summer of Sam / R. Barton Palmer -- Race, sexuality, and community. (Still) fighting the power: public space and the unspeakable privacy of the other in Do the right thing / Elizabeth Hope Finnegan -- Coworking in the kingdom of culture: identity and community in the films of Spike Lee / Charles F. Peterson -- Feminists and "freaks": She's gotta have it and Girl / Karen D. Hoffman -- The dialectic of King and X in Do the right thing / Michael Silberstein -- Fevered desires and interracial intimacies in Jungle fever / Ronald R. Sundstrom -- Bamboozled: philosophy through blackface / -- Dan Flory -- Time, the subject, and transcendence. Transcendence and sublimity in Spike Lee's signature shot / Jerold J. Abrams -- Economies of time in Clockers / Richard Gilmore -- Rethinking the first person: autobiography, authorship, and the contested self in Malcolm X / David LaRocca.
Summary: Over his twenty-plus year tenure in Hollywood, Spike Lee has produced a number of controversial films that unapologetically confront sensitive social issues, particularly those of race relations and discrimination. Through his honest portrayals of life's social obstacles, he challenges the public to reflect on the world's problems and divisions. The innovative director created a name for himself with feature films such as Do the Right Thing (1989) and Malcolm X (1992), and with documentaries such as 4 Little Girls (1997) and When the Levees Broke (2006), breaking with Hollywood's reliance on c
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface -- Justice, value, and the nature of evil. The symbolism of blood in Clockers / Douglas McFarland -- The prostitution trap of elite sport in He got game / Jason Holt and Robert Pitter -- Aristotle and MacIntyre on Justice in 25th Hour / Mark T. Conard -- We can't get off the bus: a commentary on Spike Lee and moral motivation / Gabriella Beckles-Raymond -- Monsters and moralism in Summer of Sam / R. Barton Palmer -- Race, sexuality, and community. (Still) fighting the power: public space and the unspeakable privacy of the other in Do the right thing / Elizabeth Hope Finnegan -- Coworking in the kingdom of culture: identity and community in the films of Spike Lee / Charles F. Peterson -- Feminists and "freaks": She's gotta have it and Girl / Karen D. Hoffman -- The dialectic of King and X in Do the right thing / Michael Silberstein -- Fevered desires and interracial intimacies in Jungle fever / Ronald R. Sundstrom -- Bamboozled: philosophy through blackface / -- Dan Flory -- Time, the subject, and transcendence. Transcendence and sublimity in Spike Lee's signature shot / Jerold J. Abrams -- Economies of time in Clockers / Richard Gilmore -- Rethinking the first person: autobiography, authorship, and the contested self in Malcolm X / David LaRocca.

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Over his twenty-plus year tenure in Hollywood, Spike Lee has produced a number of controversial films that unapologetically confront sensitive social issues, particularly those of race relations and discrimination. Through his honest portrayals of life's social obstacles, he challenges the public to reflect on the world's problems and divisions. The innovative director created a name for himself with feature films such as Do the Right Thing (1989) and Malcolm X (1992), and with documentaries such as 4 Little Girls (1997) and When the Levees Broke (2006), breaking with Hollywood's reliance on c

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