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Spike Lee

Spike Lee
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films.
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films. « Show less

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  • Screenwriter Walter Bernstein at 95: Still Front and Center

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Ask Walter Bernstein what makes for a good screenplay, and he'll answer you with a (possibly apocryphal) story about Henry David Thoreau. "He was living out at Walden Pond and a friend came to tell him that Samuel Morse had...
  • Michael Brown laid to rest with recollections and calls to action

    ST. LOUIS Shortly before Michael Brown died, his stepmother was admitted to the hospital. He became convinced she wasn't going to make it. "Because I've been dreaming about death," Cal Brown recalled her stepson saying, recounting a conversation at his...
  • Michael Brown funeral: Mourners told to turn anger into action

    When the Rev. Al Sharpton called on mourners at the funeral for Michael Brown to begin a nationwide drive for change, Camille Foster thrust her right hand high and leapt from the church pew to her feet. “Yes, sir! Yes, sir!” Foster, 22,...
  • The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival

    The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival
    For jazz lovers, it's the best week of the year: a riot of activity starting Monday, as a lead-up to the Chicago Jazz Festival, which runs Thursday through Aug. 31. From a programming standpoint, the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival looks strong,...
  • Shakespeare in the Park stages '40s-era 'Othello'

    Allentown's Shakespeare in the Park is growing. The free community production by professional actors in Allentown's scenic Joseph S. Daddona Lake and Terrace, in its seventh year, will have its largest and most complex set ever and, for the first time,...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Cedar Cove'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Cedar Cove'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 17 - 23, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Too Cute! Pint Sized Litters of puppies...
  • 'The Admiral: Roaring Currents' a thrilling look at sea battle

     'The Admiral: Roaring Currents' a thrilling look at sea battle
    Choi Min-sik — the actor best known for "Oldboy," the 2003 Cannes winner remade last year by Spike Lee — assumes the role of legendary Korean Adm. Yi Sun-shin in "The Admiral: Roaring Currents." The film depicts the storied real-life...
  • TV This Week Aug. 10 - 16: 'Legends' on TNT

    TV This Week Aug. 10 - 16: 'Legends' on TNT
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 10 - 16, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY Youngsters pick their pop-culture favorites...
  • Venice Film Festival To Fete James Franco As Innovator

    The Venice Film Festival will honor James Franco with its Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker award dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema. Franco will pick up his nod on September 5...
  • Brian Grazer is Hustling to Keep Imagine Entertainment Relevant in Ever-Changing Hollywood

    It's odd to see Brian Grazer chillin'. But there he is -- the frenetic mega-producer -- lounging in his sprawling backyard in Santa Monica, Calif., overlooking the Riviera Country Club, munching on a breakfast of turkey bacon and eggs over easy, drinking...
  • Bryant 'scared' about post-basketball future

    Bryant 'scared' about post-basketball future
    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant says he is “scared” about his future after basketball. Bryant, who turns 36 in August, is under contract with the Lakers for two more seasons. He played just six games last season. After he returned from...