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    Spike Lee is Definitely Working to Bring 'Do The Right Thing' to Broadway - As a Play, Not a Musical

    It's a movie that I think actually lends itself very well to the stage, although if I were to recommend any of Spike's films for a stage adaptation, it would instead be "School Daze"... and as a musical, not a play.

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    Spike Lee Discusses His New Film and Making Movies For 30 Years: 'The Black Audience is Not Monolithic.'

    Indiewire caught up with Spike Lee to talk about his motivations for resurrecting "Ganja & Hess," the freedoms and burdens of working outside the studio system and what if any topics and themes he wishes to tackle in the second half of his career.

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    Interview: Investigating 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus' w/ Spike Lee + Lead Actors Zaraah Abrahams and Stephen Tyrone Williams

    Following the film's ABFF premiere, where reactions were mixed, we talked to the filmmaker and his stars.

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    The Hottest Day Of Summer: Spike Lee's Landmark 'Do The Right Thing' On Its 25th Anniversary

    25 years ago this coming Monday, for the first time, audiences watched Mookie put a trashcan through the window of his place of work, Sal’s Famous Pizzeria. In the film this is the culmination of a day of ratcheting tension, simmering and seething in the rising temperature of the hottest day of summ...

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    Rights to Joe Louis' Life Story Acquired by Producing Duo. What Might This Mean for Spike Lee's Project?

    Maybe the duo who now own the rights will consider Spike as director of any feature films they decide to make on Louis' life.

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    LAFF Review: Spike Lee-Produced ‘Evolution Of A Criminal’ Details Cycles Of Poverty & Crime In Director Darius Monroe’s Life

    However muddled the line between reality and fiction stands in any documentary, an extra pause for skepticism occurs when the filmmaker steps in front of the camera. Darius Clarke Monroe’s “Evolution of a Criminal” presents an especially complicated form of that concern: the director casts a younger...

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    In Case You Haven't Heard, Spike Lee's Kickstarter-Funded 'Blood of Jesus' Is Indeed a Remake of 'Ganja & Hess'

    It's a near exact copy of the original film, but with Spike's own cinematic flourishes

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    Review Roundup: Spike Lee's 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus' Makes Friends, Enemies Amongst Critics

    A 'horror romantic comedy film' is not the kind of phrase that screams marketable (or even feasible as a coherent story, really), but that's exactly what Spike Lee set out to create in his new film "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus."

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    Review: Spike Lee's Kickstarter Exploitation B-Movie 'Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus'

    The hashtag meme #teamInsertPerson’sNameHere—to convey firm endorsement—is perhaps like everything on Twitter, utterly reductive and destructive to any kind of nuanced discourse. It’s a black and white, you’re either for or against, with no other options and it's often used in the favor of auteurs o...

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    Review: Spike Lee's Kickstarter-Funded 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus' Remakes 'Ganja & Hess' as, Well, a Spike Lee Joint

    Made on a shoestring with Kickstarter funding, “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus” proves it’s worth sticking with Spike Lee even when the final result isn’t as good as the energy fueling it.

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