Official Trailer for Spike Lee's Award-Winning Film 'Do the Right Thing'

June 2, 2020
Source: YouTube

Do the Right Thing Trailer

"And that's the double truth, Ruth!" Have you watched Spike Lee's Oscar-nominated Brooklyn masterpiece? Do the Right Thing was released on June 30th in 1989 and it still stands strong as one of Lee's best films. Set in NYC's Bed-Stuy over the course of a single day, the easygoing interactions of a cast of unforgettable characters—Da Mayor, Mother Sister, Mister Señor Love Daddy, Tina, Sweet Dick Willie, Buggin Out, Radio Raheem, Sal, Pino, Vito, and Lee’s Mookie among them—give way to heated confrontations as tensions rise along racial fault lines, ultimately exploding into violence. The film originally premiered at the Cannes Film Festival back in 1989. It stars Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Giancarlo Esposito, John Turturro, Paul Benjamin, Frankie Faison, Robin Harris, Joie Lee, and Bill Nunn as Radio Raheem. I watched this film in a cinema for the first time last year and it blew me away. #BlackLivesMatter.

Here's the official trailer (+ Criterion poster) for Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, direct from YouTube:

Do the Right Thing Poster

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. Do the Right Thing is both written and directed by American filmmaker Spike Lee, director of films including She's Gotta Have It, School Daze, Malcolm X, Clockers, He Got Game, 25th Hour, Inside Man, Red Hook Summer, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, Chi-Raq, Rodney King, and BlacKkKlansman previously. Also produced by Spike Lee. This first premiered at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, later going on to earn two Academy Award nominations (for Best Actor in a Supporting Role & Best Screenplay). Universal released Lee's Do the Right Thing in select US theaters on June 30th, 1989. It is now available on Criterion Blu-ray. #BlackLivesMatter. We support the protests. Please support the people, support black voices, support change. For more info on how to help - click here.

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The only way to love this one is not to love anything about it. In fact, that's the only reason to consider it seriously to be worthy of attention, and, in fact, by not loving it maybe it's possible to appreciate it a bit. But not too much. Nothing is moving forward a story here; no social commentary, no issue of racism, no love story, no drama, nothing at all. And all of it at the same time, saying nothing else but this is just how things are and they won't change since we are that kind of people. There's nobody and nothing to like, whether they are racist police officers, annoying people from the neighbourhood, unfair job deals and bad economy, failed love stories and what not. You can only observe it, but there's no point to it since that leads nowhere. This is one of those films that made me happy that I'm not American and that don't live in US. And that's the limit of this film; some kind of ugly fantasy world where I can't see there are other kinds of people and not only in US, but everywhere. Unique experience, but not that extraordinary ...

shiboleth on Jun 2, 2020



Eddie on Jun 2, 2020


Exactly ...

shiboleth on Jun 2, 2020


No. I literally can't piece together your comments. It sounds like your saying the film doesn't have a lot to say...unique experience but not extraordinary? Saying nothing at all? no drama? No sir...this aint it chief

Eddie on Jun 2, 2020


Oh, yes it is. You understood it well ...

shiboleth on Jun 2, 2020


Seriously, what? I don't even understand... Is he talking about Do the Right Thing? It's a great film about one street in Brooklyn, that's it. The commentary is baked right in. Not really sure I can even make sense of the rest of this comment...

Alex Billington on Jun 3, 2020


That's 20 seconds of my like I will never get back

Tester on Jun 3, 2020


Just as applicable today as it was then.

DAVIDPD on Jun 2, 2020


Yes, it is. With all the limitations that comes with it, regardless the historic gap ...

shiboleth on Jun 3, 2020



Alex Billington on Jun 3, 2020


I'm glad I'm making you wonder. But that's not my intention. Espeicially since I think I made clear what I think ...

shiboleth on Jun 3, 2020

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