Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Favorite Summer Movies: DO THE RIGHT THING.
Spike Lee probably will never top this early movie about an explosive situation one summer. Most summer movies are light-hearted or nostalgic. This is instead painful and real. It is the hottest day of the summer in Bed-Sty and things are about to explode. With a cast featuring Lee, Danny Aiello, John Turturro, Ruby Dee, Ozzie Davis and others, you feel the tension. You watch horrified as the situation continues to escalate.
It's the tension we see today in Missouri. It never gets better, does it? This film came out of nowhere and gave you a momentary feeling you had a grip on how things get out of hand. One of the great films (IMHO).