Spike Lee

¿Quién es Spike Lee?

Spike Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American filmmaker and actor. He was born Shelton Lee in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. His father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a school teacher. His mother dubbed him Spike, due to his tough nature.

He attended school in Morehouse College in Atlanta and developed his film making skills at Clark Atlanta University. After graduating, he went to the Tisch School of Arts graduate film program. He made a controversial short, The Answer (1980), a reworking of D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915) -- a ten-minute film. Lee went on to produce a 45-minute film Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983), which won a student academy award. Lee's next film, "The Messenger," in 1984, was somewhat biographical. In 1986, Spike Lee made the film, She's Gotta Have It (1986), a comedy about sexual relationships. The movie was made for 175,000 dollars, and made seven million. Since then, Lee has become a well-known, intelligent, and talented film maker. His next movie was School Daze (1988), which was set in a historically black school and focused mostly on the conflict between the school and the Fraternities, of which he was a strong critic, portraying them as materialistic, irresponsible, and uncaring.

Lee went on to do his landmark film, Do the Right Thing (1989), a movie specifically about his own town in Brooklyn, New York. The movie garnered an Oscar nomination, for Danny Aiello, for supporting actor. It also sparked a debate on racial relations. Lee went on to produce the jazz biopic Mo' Better Blues (1990) which showed his talent for directing and acting, and was the first of many Spike Lee films to feature Denzel Washington. His next film, Jungle Fever (1991), was about interracial dating. Lee's handling of the subject proved yet again highly controversial. Lee's next film was the self-titled biography of Malcolm X (1992), which had Denzel Washington portraying the civil rights leader. The movie was a success, and resulted in an Oscar nomination for Washington. His next films were the comparatively light, Crooklyn (1994), and the intense crime drama, Clockers (1995). In 1996, Lee directed two movies: the badly received comedy, Girl 6 (1996), and the politically pointed, Get on the Bus (1996), about a group of men going to the Million Man March. His next film, He Got Game (1998), proved to be another excursion into the collegiate world as he shows the darker side of recruiting college athletes. The movie, in limited release, yet again featured Denzel Washington. In 2000 came Bamboozled which made a mockery out of television and the way African-Americans are perceived by white America and the way African-Americans perceive themselves. The movie, however, was a resounding critical success. Lee also has produced films like New Jersey Drive (1995), Tales from the Hood (1995), and Drop Squad (1994). He also has produced and or directed movies about Huey P. Newton, Jim Brown, and has commented in many documentaries about varied subjects. Lee is an obsessive New York Knicks fan. He and his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, have two children.
También conocido como: Спайк Ли / سبايك لي / 스파이크 리 / スパイク・リー / สไปค์ ลี / 史派克·李 / Σπάικ Λι /

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espinof.com hace 6 meses

No me cabe ninguna duda de que 'Oppenheimer' es una de las grandes películas que habrán pasado por nuestros cines este 2023 y que coronará las listas con lo mejor del año colándose, como mínimo, en los top 5 de muchos. No obstante, y pese a que personalmente no le encuentre ningún aspecto criticable —es magnífica en todos sus aspectos—, hay una decisión narrativa del filme que ha levantado unas cuantas ampollas.

La importancia del punto de vista

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espinof.com hace 2 años

La trayectoria de Spike Lee ha tenido sus altibajos en varios aspectos. Cualitativos y también de aceptación popular, con películas que han sido completamente ignoradas hasta por la industria a la que pertenece, y periodos donde ha quedado en la irrelevancia. Pero siempre ha vuelto, y casi siempre por la vía menos inesperada.

A pesar de ser un director que ha optado casi siempre por decisiones formales atrevidas, o películas de temática controvertida -es decir, el racismo en Estados Unidos-, ha tenido sus …

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espinof.com hace 3 años

Increíble final para la 74ª edición del Festival de Cannes . Merecidamente, ' Titane ', de Julia Ducournau, se ha alzado con la Palma de Oro a la mejor película tras una ceremonia de lo más accidentada y que ya podemos calificar de histórica. Nada más empezar con la entrega de premios, Spike Lee, ha reventado la gran sorpresa reservada para el final.

Una gala histórica

Efectivamente, el presidente del jurado se ha confundido y ha anunciado en primer lugar la ganadora del premio más importante de la noche. …

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