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    Review - 'Red Hook Summer' (An Attempt To Make Sense Of Spike Lee's Trip To Wonderland)

    Well, after first seeing the film at the Sundance Film Festival in January, I wrote a lengthy piece sharing my many reactions to what I saw then; skip ahead almost 8 months later, when I saw the revised cut of the film at a press screening about 2 weeks ago, and, despite it being 15 minutes shorter,...

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    The Playlist Q&A: Spike Lee Talks 'Red Hook Summer,' Hollywood, Michael Jackson & More

    The Republic of Brooklyn and its ongoing chronicles have taken director Spike Lee all over New York's brightest and best borough (its estimated that if Brooklyn was its own city it would be the third largest in the United States). "Do The Right Thing" took place in Bed-Stuyvesant, parts of "Jungle F...

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    Exclusive: Spike Lee Explains What Happened To Mookie & Sal After The End Of 'Do The Right Thing'

    Jason Bourne might be back this weekend, but there's one return that we're a little more excited about: Spike Lee, who has a new movie in theaters for the first time since 2008's "Miracle At St. Anna." And while that picture was a sprawling, World War Two epic, his latest, "Red Hook Summer," is a re...

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    Exclusive: Spike Lee Hoping To Make Adaptation Of Musical ‘Porgy & Bess’; Still Hopes To Make ‘Brooklyn Loves MJ’

    A little known fact that even hardcore Spike Lee fans may not know: the “Do The Right Thing” filmmaker has been trying to make a film adaptation of George Gershwin's legendary 1935 American folk opera "Porgy And Bess” for over a decade now. Lee came close in the early augh...

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    Universal Revives LA Riots Feature Project With Justin Lin ('Fast Five') Directing

    Justin Lin is an interesting, and certainly unexpected choice for direct a film based on the Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of four LAPD officers charged with beating the late Rodney King.

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    'Do The Right Thing' On Broadway? Spike Lee Is Considering It

    Potentially energized during his stint as director of Mike Tyson's one-man show, Undisputed Truth (currently running on Broadway), Spike Lee is considering bringing his seminal 1989 film Do The Right Thing to Broadway as well, telling the Good Morning America this morning...

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    Spike Lee to Receive Jaeger-LeCoultre Award at Venice Film Fest

    Along with premiering his out-of-competition Michael Jackson documentary "Bad 25" at the Venice Film Festival (August 29 - September 8), Spike Lee will also be honored by the fest with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award.

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    Spike Lee To Be Awarded Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory To The Filmmaker Award At Venice Film Fest

    With his Michael Jackson documentary (titled Bad 25) scheduled to make its world premiere at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, comes news that Spike Lee will be awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the festival.

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    Exclusive Brooklyn Theatrical Engagement Of 'Red Hook Summer' w/ Spike Lee In Person!

    I've seen it twice already - the original cut at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and again about a week ago, at a press screening here in NYC.

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    Spike Lee-Directed Mike Tyson 1-Man Show Opens On Broadway Today For 2-Week Run

    Mike Tyson's Las Vegas one-man show, The Undisputed Truth, opens on Broadway today, under Spike Lee's direction... in case you haven't heard.

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