Spike Lee: Interviews (Paperback)

Spike Lee: Interviews (Paperback)

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Since his first feature movie, She's Gotta Have It (1986), gave him critical and commercial success, Spike Lee has challenged audiences with one controversial film after another, sparking debates about race, sex, American politics and film production, and garnering award nominations along the way. Spike Lee: Interviews collects the best interviews and profiles of America's most prominent African American filmmaker. The collection features interviews with Charlie Rose, Elvis Mitchell, Michael Sragow, and actor Delroy Lindo, among others.

Lee has made a broad range of movies, including documentaries (4 Little Girls), musicals (School Daze), crime dramas (Clockers) and biopics (Malcolm X). An early advocate of digital video, he used the technology to film both of his 2000 releases, The Original Kings of Comedy and Bamboozled. Reactions to Do the Right Thing (1989) and Jungle Fever (1990) made Lee a constant presence in the public eye. He made commercials for Nike, Levis, and the U.S. Navy, directed music videos, published seven books, and conducted many interviews explaining and clarifying his views.

As Lee puts it, "I've been blessed with the opportunity to express the views of black people who otherwise don't have access to power and media. I have to take advantage of that while I'm still bankable." In this collection, Lee reveals a degree of subtlety and wit that is often lost in sound bites and headlines about him. The range of his interests is as diverse as the subjects of, and approaches to, his films.

The book's editor, Cynthia Fuchs, is an associate professor of English at George Mason University, and has written for Philadelphia City Paper and Addicted to Noise.

  • Publisher : University Press of Mississippi; Illustrated edition (May 6, 2002)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 276 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1578064708
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1578064700
  • Item Weight : 14.7 ounces
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.63 x 9 inches

All copies are used but guaranteed in good to excellent condition.