Monday, June 30, 2014

10 Facts You Might Not Know About Spike Lee's 'Do The Right Thing' ?!?


Even small, independent movies can make a huge impact.
Besides making it's mark as one of the top 100 greatest films of all time, according to theAmerican Film InstituteSpike Lee's Do The Right Thing has ingrained itself into the hearts of many movie lovers — including President Barack Obama, who has said he saw the film on his first date with the first lady.
Even after 25 years, some of you cinephiles out there might learn some surprising new facts about this indie hit turned Hollywood classic, which was released 25 years ago, on June 30, 1989.

1. The film was inspired by actual events that took place in Howard Beach, New York.

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2. The title comes from the famous Malcolm X quote, "You've got to do the right thing."

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3. According to President Barack Obama, he and First Lady Michelle Obama saw the movie on their first date in 1989.

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4. Although Rosie Perez's character, Tina, is a major part in the film, she never leaves her apartment throughout the storyline.

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5. Spike Lee wrote the script in two weeks.

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