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    Spike Lee's Essential Film List (VIDEO)

    My fellow NYU alumnus Spike Lee, now a grad school professor, has posted on Kickstarter the list of films that he considers to be essential viewing for any aspiring filmmaker. He gives it out to his students on the first day of class. It's a fabulous list! He's right. Any proper cinephile should hav...

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    Titles On Spike Lee's List Of 86 Essential Films That Are Currently Streaming On Netflix

    As I thought it would, Spike Lee's essential films list (posted HERE over the weekend) generated lots of discussion, not only on this blog, but across the film blogosphere.

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    Spike Lee Says He Has A Script For 'School Daze' Sequel Set 25 Years Later

    I had the script for [the sequel] to School Daze... a contemporary version, same school... 25 years later. Hopefully I can get Laurence Fishburne to play Dap... he'll be the president now of the school. It would deal with issues in HSBCUs today... some of the same stuff from the last film... like th...

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  • The Playlist
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    Steven Soderbergh Explains Why He Backed Spike Lee's Kickstarter; Raphael Saadiq Lined Up To Provide Music

    ...and the great Kickstarter experiment continues with Spike Lee, who launched the campaign for his next untitled movie last week. As it gets to its seventh day, he has raised $310,000, which means he will need to keep the cash rolling it at the current rate just to get to the $1.25 million he's loo...

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    Raphael Saadiq Will Produce Music For Soundtrack To Spike Lee's Mysterious New Joint

    Great News.My Man Raphael Saadiq Doing The Music For Our New Spike Lee Joint.Y'Know Saadiq Is Gonna Bring It.

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    Spike Lee, Live On Black&Sexy TV Tonight To Discuss His Mystery Crowdfunded Project + More...

    Spike Lee, Live On Black&Sexy TV Tonight To Discuss His Mystery Crowdfunded Project + More...

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    Spike Lee's Essential List Of Films For Filmmakers (What's Missing? How Many Have You Seen?)

    The one thing that immediately jumped out at me in looking over this list from Spike Lee, is the near-absence of films by black filmmakers. I counted 3 total: Charles Burnett's Killer Of Sheep, John Singleton's Boyz N The Hood, and Michael Schultz's Coolie High.

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    Mike Tyson Meets the Press

    A soul-searching essay from NPR's Linda Holmes on questions asked and unasked.

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    Spike Lee's List of Films All Aspiring Filmmakers Must See

    Spike Lee (who writes everything in title case but won't tell you the title of the film he's raising money for on Kickstarter) has just posted a list of the films every aspiring director must see to his Kickstarter campaign. It's the list he gives to all of his students on the first day of classes ...

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  • The Playlist
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    Check Out Spike Lee's List Of Essential Films Every Filmmaker Must See

    At the beginning of the week, Spike Lee launched a Kickstarter campaign for his next film, once again prompting the whole debate about crowd-sourcing by folks who could feasibly raise the cash themselves. And while it says something about our movie culture that both "Veronica Mars" and Zach Braff ha...

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