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Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Wynn Thomas Revisit ‘Do the Right Thing’ in New Documentary

Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Wynn Thomas Revisit 'Do the Right Thing' in New Documentary

A trip (literally and figuratively) down memory lane with some of the cast and crew of “Do The Right Thing,” in celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary.

The 25-minute short documentary, titled “Do The Right Thing 25 Year Anniversary: A Beats Music Experience,” is presented by Beats Music. It features director Spike Lee, co-star Danny Aiello, and production designer Wynn Thomas, as they stroll through the neighborhood where the film was shot, reminiscing about the locations that were once part of their filmmaking experience, over 2 decades ago.

Included throughout the documentary are clips from the original film, as they relate to the specific location where those scenes took place, leading up to a finale that relives the summer block party (in June of this year) that Lee and Beats Music threw in the neighborhood to celebrate the film’s anniversary, as Brooklyn borough President of Brooklyn declares the day “Do The Right Thing Day.” It features appearances by Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Dave Chappelle, Wesley Snipes and a few others, ending with a performance of “Fight The Power” (the film’s rousing anthem) by Public Enemy, of course.

I was there for part of the block party, and I can say with some certainty that no garbage cans were thrown to through any pizzeria windows.

Watch “Do The Right Thing 25 Year Anniversary: A Beats Music Experience:”

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Tony Peace N Love Tharpe

I love this!!! It's was so beautiful 2 have a 25th anniversary!!! I'm a fan of my bratha Spike Lee!!! I from N. Y. ( Brooklyn )!!! I luv all his movie from the 1rst. 2 the last. I have just about all his movie!!! I wish i could've been there when they made this 25th ann. on d v d!!! I luv u Spike Lee my Brathaaaaa!!! U my heart & soul!!!

bashe

Loved this. It was great coming of age in the 80s, and this film was important. God bless Spike Lee.

Mike

I am shocked that I am the only one who is commenting on this post. I thought others would have chimed in by now. Regardless, of whether other readers of this post choose to respond or not, I am going to respond. I enjoyed watching the above documentary on the 25th anniversary of the landmark film "Do The Right Thing." It was interesting to speak with the Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, and Wynn Thomas (Production Designer) about the making of the film. I also had no idea that that "Sal's Pizzeria" and the Korean store had to be build. Not to mention that there was a ad in the paper about Spike Lee making and film on that block and the homes were for sale. I never knew that. I thought it was gracious and sentimental for Mr. Lee to throw a block party where principal photography took place. I wish I could have been there to celebrate the occasion as I live in New York City. Congratulations Mr. Spike Lee on the 25th anniversary of DO THE RIGHT THING.

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