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The Resource Do the right thing, a Universal release ; a Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee, (videorecording)

Do the right thing, a Universal release ; a Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee, (videorecording)

Label
Do the right thing
Title
Do the right thing
Statement of responsibility
a Universal release ; a Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise, "--Container
Member of
Cataloging source
BMC
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Do the right thing (Motion picture)
Credits note
Co-producer, Monty Ross ; production design, Wynn Thomas ; photographer, Ernest Dickerson ; editor, Barry Alexander Brown ; original music score, Bill Lee
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.D595 2001
PerformerNote
  • Danny Aiello (Sal), Ossie Davis (Da Mayor), Ruby Dee (Mother Sister), Richard Edson (Vito), Giancarlo Esposito (Buggin Out), Spike Lee (Mookie), Bull Nunn (Radio Raheem), John Turturro (Pino), Rosie Perez (Tina), Joie Lee (Jade), John Savage (Clifton), Sam Jackson (Mister Señor Love Daddy)
  • The Natural Spiritual Orchestra, featuring Branford Marsalis (tenor and soprano saxophone), conductor, William J.E. Lee
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1933-
  • 1953-
  • 1957-
  • 1962-
  • 1949-
  • 1952-
  • 1928-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lee, Spike
  • Aiello, Danny
  • Davis, Ossie
  • Dee, Ruby
  • Edson, Richard
  • Esposito, Giancarlo
  • Nunn, Bill
  • Turturro, John
  • Perez, Rosie
  • Lee, Joie Susannah
  • Savage, John
  • Jackson, Samuel L
  • Dickerson, Ernest R.
  • Brown, Barry Alexander
  • Lee, Bill
  • Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks
  • Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
120
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
97
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.)
  • United States
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.)
  • United States
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
Do the right thing, a Universal release ; a Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Director Approved special edition"--Container
  • Special features, disc 1 (the movie): new widescreen digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions and approved by cinematographer Ernest Dickerson ; Dolby Digital surround and PCM stereo soundtracks ; audio commentary by director Spike Lee, Ernest Dickerson, production designer Wynn Thomas, and actor Joie Lee ; English subtitles ; optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
  • Special features, disc 2 (the supplement): new video introductions by Spike Lee ; St. Clair Bourne's 60-minute documentary "The Making of Do the Right Thing" ; Spike Lee and line producer Jon Kilik revisit the Bed-Stuy locations ; Public Enemy's video for "Fight the Power" directed by Spike Lee ; the 1989 Cannes Film Festival press conference with Spike Lee, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, and Joie Lee ; Spike Lee's behind-the-scenes footage, from rehearsal to wrap ; original storyboards for the riot sequence ; new video interview with editor Barry Brown ; theatrical trailer and tv spots
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Feature film (120 min.) -- Supplement (120 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (120 min.)
Isbn
9781559409100
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515011228
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1561D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
HVECC1561D
System control number
  • ocm46335414
  • (OCoLC)46335414
System details
  • DVD, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; stereo. surround sound; digital transfer
  • Audio track information, Disc 1: track 1, film soundtrack, PCM Stereo ; track 2, film soundtrack, Dolby Digital Surround ; track 3, commentary, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Do the right thing, a Universal release ; a Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "Director Approved special edition"--Container
  • Special features, disc 1 (the movie): new widescreen digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions and approved by cinematographer Ernest Dickerson ; Dolby Digital surround and PCM stereo soundtracks ; audio commentary by director Spike Lee, Ernest Dickerson, production designer Wynn Thomas, and actor Joie Lee ; English subtitles ; optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
  • Special features, disc 2 (the supplement): new video introductions by Spike Lee ; St. Clair Bourne's 60-minute documentary "The Making of Do the Right Thing" ; Spike Lee and line producer Jon Kilik revisit the Bed-Stuy locations ; Public Enemy's video for "Fight the Power" directed by Spike Lee ; the 1989 Cannes Film Festival press conference with Spike Lee, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, and Joie Lee ; Spike Lee's behind-the-scenes footage, from rehearsal to wrap ; original storyboards for the riot sequence ; new video interview with editor Barry Brown ; theatrical trailer and tv spots
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Feature film (120 min.) -- Supplement (120 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (120 min.)
Isbn
9781559409100
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515011228
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1561D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
HVECC1561D
System control number
  • ocm46335414
  • (OCoLC)46335414
System details
  • DVD, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; stereo. surround sound; digital transfer
  • Audio track information, Disc 1: track 1, film soundtrack, PCM Stereo ; track 2, film soundtrack, Dolby Digital Surround ; track 3, commentary, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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