Two things are on the way: the Warmer weather, and new exhortations from the government that we need to get better to keep social distance. One thing persists: the Discussion about racism and how to fight against racism is best to be fought, that has kept on unabated through the spring and summer.
There is one thing you can do as sneier a visit to all these three themes: Follow the advice from Erna, and keep you in the couch and see the film — specifically, the Spike Lee classic "Do The Right Thing" from 1989.
It is in a neighborhood in Brooklyn where the relationship between the various ethnic groups is partly watchfully, partly biased, partly convivial. The neighborhood is mainly black, but with other touches: Sal (Danny Aiello) runs a pizzeria on the corner, a Korean couple has opened a shop, and white policemen rolling in now and then and tells the citizens what to do.
But then, one day, this year's warmest day, it explodes, and something happens that should not have happened. It starts small: A of the Transfer of young customers complain that he only has pictures of italienskættede stars on the wall, when almost all customers of his are black. There is a case that could have been kept at a low level, but who for various reasons are not. And everything gets worse when the police intervene. Spike Lee said that he was inspired by a news article where it was stated that the number of kills goes up when the temperature bikker above a certain level. Turn the heat up too much, people are coming to boil over.
I saw "Do The Right Thing" earlier in the summer, and was almost shocked at how bråaktuell it was. It is an entertaining film, witty and inventive, which tighten the renneløkken gradually and effektfullt to it is inconceivable to laugh. The only thing that seems dated is the cheerful, angular letters and the tables in the vignette, that reeks of the transition between the eighties and the nineties.
everything, Everything else goes right into what we are talking about now: About how prejudice occurs and is maintained, and, perhaps, can be broken down. If individuals view each other as the wrap against the communitarian structures they live with. What creates anger and what that creates reconciliation.
the Film was controversial of his time. "Do The Right Thing" came out in the wake of several cases of law-enforcement abuse against black americans, and alluderte to several of them. Some critics believed that it was irresponsible of Lee to let the film have its premiere in the summer.
In a review that doesn't take itself particularly well in retrospect, wrote David Denby in New York Magazine that "... if any spectators are crazy, he is partly responsible. Lee wants to upset people, to "wake them up". But awaken them to do what? (...) I guess that Spike Lee does not believe that violence is the solution to anything, but in the black communities he will probably be regarded as an angry man, a man who, despite his success, is prepared to destroy things".
Spike Lee himself will still constantly returning to this review, and have pointed out that Denby believes that black spectators not able to see a movie as a movie. But there were several people who considered "Do The Right Thing" as provocative ambivalent: Who experienced the lack of a clear-cut message or a straightforward solution to tensions in the community as an indication that the director himself had a suspicious relationship to the violence he described.
In retrospect, it is sad to see how so many people don't recognized this as a quality: Lee don't fall in some ditch, he is descriptive more than moralistic, empathetic to all, and he knows exactly what he's doing when he builds up sympathy for characters that later is going to trample over their own and others ' boundaries. The lack of clear answers is a strength.
Filmkritikeren Roger Ebert hit the better when he pointed out that "Do The Right Thing" is a film about anger more than it is an angry film: "Thoughtless people have in all the years accused Lee of being an angry filmmaker. He has a lot to be angry for, but it is not what I see in his works. The miracle of "Do The Right Thing" is that he is so fair. Those who enjoyed his movie as an incitement to violence says much about himself, and nothing appropriate about the film. The dominant feeling here is sadness".
the Movie was nominated for two Oscars in the same year as the award for best film went to "Driving Miss Daisy", a sentimental cause that seems almost reactionary cavalier in their dealings with the same issues as Lee drilled so deep in the. During last year's Oscar-awarding lost one of his newer movies, "BlackKklansman", for the "Green Book", also a pretty easy film about racism, where a white chauffeur driving a black pianist through the south.
As Lee himself has said: "Every time someone runs someone, it means I lose". But in the long term, it is he who wins, for his films will shine long after the competition has been covered in history's dust.Turn On the LydErrorAllerede plus customer? Log into herError "PARASITE": Never before have a movie without English speech won the Oscar for best film. Until now. Video: AP/ABC Show more You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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