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3 things about Spike Lee’s DA 5 BLOODS

Da 5 Bloods [2020] 1. Rusted-through bottom. 2. Hedy. 3. “You’re gonna fly.”

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3 things about Spike Lee’s DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA

David Byrne’s American Utopia [2020] 1. Tracing the longitudinal fissure with his index finger. 2. Pant leg dance moves. 3. Congratulating an audience member on his age.

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3 things about Spike Lee’s BLACKKKLANSMAN

BlacKkKlansman [2018] 1. Polaroid. 2. Free at last. 3. Corn oil. Powerful.

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3 things about Spike Lee’s MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA

Miracle at St. Anna [2008] 1. On the shell is written: HARLEM SPECIAL. 2. “Arriva-damn-derci.” 3. The German officer bends down and says, in English, “Defend yourself.” He places a gun in his hands.

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3 things about Spike Lee’s INSIDE MAN

Inside Man [2006] 1. “Last time I had my johnson pulled this hard it cost me five bucks.” “Five bucks?” “Tijuana, don’t ask.” 2. As he’s dragged across the floor, screaming, he topples a stack of books, pulls out a … Continue reading

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3 things about Spike Lee’s BAMBOOZLED

Bamboozled [2000] 1. The money he puts into their tip bag is exceedingly crisp, unused. It’s a prop. 2. How to make blackface: soak three corks in alcohol and set on fire. When the corks have burned to ashes, add … Continue reading

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3 things about Spike Lee’s SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT

She’s Gotta Have It [1986] 1. Spike Lee with panties on his head. 2. She scrapes off the candle wax with a knife. 3. He carefully, meticulously folds his clothes as he undresses.

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