Watch: Spike Lee & Cast in 'Do the Right Thing' Short Anniversary Doc

August 15, 2014
Source: Beats Music

Do the Right Thing

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Do the Right Thing, which seems pretty appropriate considering all the craziness that's happening down in Ferguson, Missouri right now. Well, director Spike Lee decided to team up with Beats Music (the headphones company) for a 22-minute documentary short looking back at the influential, racially charged film from 1989. It's both sad and amazing that Lee's film still holds cultural relevance in 2014, but rather than getting too serious, the documentary tours the locations with Lee himself, joined by Danny Aiello, the man who played Sal, who's pizzeria is now gone in real-life too. Watch below!

Here's Do the Right Thing: 25 Year Anniversary from Beats Music:

As you can see, production designer Wynn Thomas also joins Lee and Aiello to talk about the settings where they shot on Stuyvesant Ave. between Lexington and Quincy Ave. Then the documentary shifts to a block party that Lee hosted a couple months ago with guest like Dave Chappelle and Wesley Snipes in attendance, not to mention a performance from Public Enemy. But honestly, we would have watched even more footage of Lee reminiscing about the making of his poignant social commentary from 1989, especially with the kind of chatter he gets going with Danny Aiello. A rewatch of Do the Right Thing is surely in order.

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    Lee as a director is fair, but Lee as a person is a jackass.
  • Cal J.
    Excellent film.
  • Metronum
    Fantastic, so much emo memories attached to this film...great to see Chapelle and Snipes in there as well...Fight the power.
  • ff
    Man wish I was there. Looks so fun!




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