Tag: Spike Lee

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Becoming Michael Jackson

Spike Lee’s second biopic on Michael Jackson captures the King of Pop as he struggles to rise above the child star label, move past the family dynamic, and develop his own vision.

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Soundtracks that Rock: “Do the Right Thing”

Spike Lee underscored the drama in “Do the Right Thing” by layering the music of Public Enemy, Steel Pulse and E.U. atop a sweltering summer backdrop. He also broadened the appeal of hip-hop and New Jack Swing in the process.