Spike Lee

Spike Lee

by Kristi Lew




In his own words, Spike Lee is the man who single-handedly "broke the color barrier" in Hollywood in the mid 1980s. In a film career that spans more than 20 years, Lee has established himself as one of the United States' premier filmmakers, a director whose films explore the many aspects of the African-American experience. Never one to shy away from controversy-he has been accused of racism, anti-Semitism, and sexism-Lee uses film to raise tough questions and to provoke discussion. How was he able to break down the doors of Hollywood for himself and for other African-American directors, actors, and technicians? How has he continued to grow and develop as a filmmaker? Spike Lee presents a nuanced portrait of an artist who has become a symbol of contemporary American culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604130430
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Series: Chelsea House Black Americans of Achievement Series
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1 The Storm 1
2 "A Very Tough Baby" 8
3 Spike's Gotta Make It 22
4 Color Craze 37
5 Do the Race Thing 45
6 When a Man Loves Two Women 55
7 Ebony and Ivory 65
8 The Ultimate Test 74
9 Spike Chills Out 88
10 Back on Top 111 Selected Filmography 118 Chronology 120 Further Reading 122 Index 124 About the Author 129

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