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The Resource Do the right thing, a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production, a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee

Do the right thing, a 40 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 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production, a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • 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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, Ernest Dickerson ; editor, Barry Alexander Brown ; original music, Bill Lee
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.D6 2009
PerformerNote
Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, John Savage
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1933-2019
  • 1952-2016
  • 1957-
  • 1949-
  • 1928-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lee, Spike
  • Aiello, Danny
  • Davis, Ossie
  • Dee, Ruby
  • Edson, Richard
  • Esposito, Giancarlo
  • Nunn, Bill
  • Turturro, John
  • Savage, John
  • Lee, Bill
  • Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
120
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Italian American families
  • African Americans
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Police brutality
  • Riots
  • Estados Unidos
  • Afronorteamericanos
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Do the right thing, a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production, a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1989
  • Special features: Disc 1: 20th anniversary edition feature commentary with director Spike Lee; feature commentary with director Spike Lee, director of photography Ernest Dickerson, production designer Wynn Thomas and actor Joie Lee; "Do the right thing: 20 years later:" new retrospective documentary with the cast and crew; deleted and extended scenes. Disc 2: Behind-the-scenes: Spike Lee's personal video footage from the set; "Making Do the right thing:" in-depth documentary on the making of the film; interview with editor Barry Brown; "The riot sequence:" storyboard gallery of the climatic riot sequence; Cannes, 1989: press conference footage from the Film Festival
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
20th anniversary edition ; Two-disc 20th anniversary edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (120 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192008924
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
61107765
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn403866654
  • (Sirsi) u2153715
  • (OCoLC)403866654
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual-layer, NTSC
Terms governing use
These DVD discs are copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Do the right thing, a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production, a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1989
  • Special features: Disc 1: 20th anniversary edition feature commentary with director Spike Lee; feature commentary with director Spike Lee, director of photography Ernest Dickerson, production designer Wynn Thomas and actor Joie Lee; "Do the right thing: 20 years later:" new retrospective documentary with the cast and crew; deleted and extended scenes. Disc 2: Behind-the-scenes: Spike Lee's personal video footage from the set; "Making Do the right thing:" in-depth documentary on the making of the film; interview with editor Barry Brown; "The riot sequence:" storyboard gallery of the climatic riot sequence; Cannes, 1989: press conference footage from the Film Festival
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
20th anniversary edition ; Two-disc 20th anniversary edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (120 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192008924
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
61107765
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn403866654
  • (Sirsi) u2153715
  • (OCoLC)403866654
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual-layer, NTSC
Terms governing use
These DVD discs are copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD

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