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    'My First Big Break': Spike Lee on Spike Lee [Video]

    Spike Lee has the coolest-professor-ever vibe down, which makes sense after his 15-year stint teaching at NYU. In this video interview from journalism site Mediabistro, Lee talks like he's addressing a classroom of young filmmakers and creatives. He dispenses expert advice about how to fall in love...

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    With Broader Release & $318,000 Box Office So Far, YOUR Thoughts On 'Red Hook Summer'

    I thought we'd go silent on Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer until more of you had seen it, since we've had little conversation about it (except for me sharing my own thoughts, and a few of you responding, although most of those responses were from folks who hadn't seen the film yet.

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    Spike Lee Says He Wants To Do Stevie Wonder Documentary; Says Prince Refused To Let Him Use Footage For 'Bad'

    Nicely suited amongst the ranks of Ridley Scott as a purveyor of countless pledged projects, Spike Lee has still carved out his own special corner for plans of biopics on seemingly every African American pop culture figure, alive or deceased. Joe Louis, James Brown and Jackie Robinson have all been ...

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    Poster For Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Doc 'Bad 25' (Coming To ABC On Thanksgiving)

    Following its Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival screenings, Spike Lee's Michael Jackson documentary, made in collaboration with the estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music, titled Bad 25, will air on ABC on Thanksgiving Day; specific details to be revealed later,...

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    FilmDistrict Picks Up U.S. Distribution Rights To Spike Lee's 'Oldboy'

    It was announced today at the Toronto Film Festival that FilmDistrict has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to Spike Lee's remake of the South Korean suspense thriller Oldboy.

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    FilmDistrict Acquires Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake (VIDEO)

    In the wake of a successful launch for "Safety Not Guaranteed" and strong response to opening nighter "Looper," FilmDistrict has moved decisively to acquire U.S. distribution rights for Spike Lee's remake of Chan-wook Park's 2003 South Korean thriller classic "Oldboy." They plan a 2013 release.

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    FilmDistrict Snatches Up Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake With Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen

    FilmDistrict has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Spike Lee-directed remake of “Oldboy,” which only recently completed filming.

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    'Red Hook Summer' Star Nate Parker Lines Up Spike Lee's 'Oldboy'; 'Bad 25' Michael Jackson DVD To Appear Early 2013

    Hot off his collaboration with Spike Lee in "Red Hook Summer," Nate Parker is in negotiations to star in Lee's remake of South Korean favorite, "Oldboy." Parker would play a doctor who works with Elizabeth Olsen's character. If the deal goes through, Parker would join a cast that already includes Ol...

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    Venice Film Festival: Spike Lee Rocks the Biennale with 'BAD25'

    Venice is buzzing this year with superb documentaries from high-profile film figures. Jonathan Demme’s “Enzo Avitabile Music Life” was a spirited portrait of the Neopolitan singer-songwriter who may not be widely known but whose zeal, talent and exhilarating performances with other figures in his fi...

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    Venice Review: Spike Lee's 'Bad 25' A Comprehensive & Warm Look At The Making Of Michael Jackson's Album

    A couple of years ago, before he set up his low-budget comeback film “Red Hook Summer," Spike Lee was planning another NYC-set project, “Brooklyn Loves MJ,” with the story taking place on the night of the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson in June 2009. Said to star Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne M...

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