Essay On Spike Lee

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I seldom watch indies before because I usually watch films for entertainment. A independent film could be meaningful when it has audiences appreciate it, otherwise what the filmmaker has done and his/her personal vision that the filmmaker attempts to express would be a mug’s game. Confined to a filmmaker’s thoughts, there is no expectation that every audiences can accept ideas of that indie. Hopefully, target audiences of indies are those who are sophisticated and watch movies not just for entertainment. Watching indies give those audiences a chance to ponder over their lives and society where they live in. Not only an indie itself but also the review of the indie drive audiences to think. Even though an indie survive among its niche audiences, it has unique…show more content…
Spike had a good beginning of black filmmaking community by finishing his first feature film She’s Gotta have it. Another important film could be School Daze, which is about “class and social distinction within the African-America community”. Also, his third film Do the Right Thing “explored racism in a way never seen before in Hollywood”. In Spike’s opinion, black know much more about white than white know about black. Even though the textbook Cinema of Outsiders says “Spike Lee has made only two indies”, his contribution to black filmmaking…show more content…
He made films to express his personality. A lack of funding was a limitation for him to make his films, but he was still able to reach something that he wanted in his film. Characters he has made were the outcome of his deliberation. For example, Stranger than Paradise is one of his successful films, and it really pulls audiences to think about their life. He made movies not for input so it was hard for him to raise money in United States, so the film Mystery Train was funded from
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