Comparing Do The Right Thing By Spike Lee And Lone Star

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The films that I chose to explore in this paper are Do the Right Thing by Spike Lee and Lone Star by John Sayles. Each film offers examples of counter narratives in my opinion. There are many examples of characters vying for both power and respect from characters of the other race. Spike Lee, however, has an undeniably unique style that offers a counter on many levels. In Do the Right Thing, albeit there are numerous demonstrations of scorn or opposition between characters, Lee continually counters these activities with those of adoration and resilience. Indeed, even in the music Lee takes after this idea of inconsistency. The sweet melodic tones of a jazz instrumental is a total inverse to the bumping rap musical proclamation of Public Enemy's …show more content…

Each of the characters speak to five diverse ethnic foundations of the community. Yet promptly after the verbal put-down a second voice of reason, the neighborhood DJ, Senor Love Daddy utters "Time out...you need to cool out!" His comments all through the film are words that are pointed to the motion picture's characters as well as to the group of onlookers. From his opening explanation ("Wake up...up you wake), to the one at the film's end ("Are we gonna live together...together are we gonna live?"), Lee uses the encouraging statements of Love Daddy in an endeavor to grow society's …show more content…

Race is the center of every theme in the movie and Sayles utilizes a few distinct scenes to clear up the centrality of race in his film. At first glance, Lone Star is the tale of a man hunting down reality in a town mystery and, consequently finds his own individual history. Into this fundamental story, John Sayles weaves stories of other individuals' lives, all somehow likewise managing issues of history. Drawing from the issues which shred our own particular social fabric, and also the demons which torment our individual mindsets, Sayles utilizes this mosaic of lives to better outline the part played by numerous multifaceted levels of

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