I don't know if I can really pick a favorite Spike Lee film. I love "She's Gotta Have it" and "Do the Right Thing" but "Crooklyn" always makes me cry, I really like that film. I have yet to see his fairly new film "She's Hates Me." I can't forget "He Got Game" either. Oh and "Malcolm X," I think everytime I get a touch up I think about that scene when Malcolm has to stick his head in the toilet. Lol I can't even blame him.
I think I would enjoy the music better from the soundtrack's perspective. I do love music, I just couldn't take all the long singing in "School daze." Up until high school I went to an all black school myself. Then high school was majority white and now college is very diverse.
We used to watch the couples make out, watch them fight, and we would yell out our opinions about what they were doing
Lol I loved that scene when the girls where hanging out the window yelling at Dap.
Within my family I would say my mother is about my complexion and I'm about the complexion of actress Sanaa Lathan (Love & Bball)... Oh a little off subject but Love and Basketball is another one of my fav Spike films, He didn't direct or write but I believe he produced it. I love that movie! Anyway back to what I was saying. Yeah I'm about the complexion of Sanaa and My father, sister, and younger brother are "high yellow." On my father's side there is interracial blood in the greats. My Grandmother almost ninety years old, prefers light skin long hair black people. My sister and I always joke around that she prefers my sister but that's another story. My Grandmother doesn't hate dark skin folk and I can't really blame her b/c I know it's just a sign of her times. I don't think she even realizes it but I even remember for a wedding she had a fuss b/c my hairdresser pinned her hair up in a bun. She likes her hair to "flow"... lol. Don't get me wrong I love my grandmother and I respect her and like I said I know it's just a sign of her times. It's hard not to buy into the beliefs of beauty that were created. I mean hell the "standard" was implemented years ago and it still resonates today. So yeah I'm glad Spike choose to create a film about color issues with black people. I was just having a convo on Beyonce's boards about this similar topic of beauty and black women with self-identity issues.
Yeah that makes sense about the main character being Dap and Half-pint & friends. Oh yeah you're right about the wake up, I kinda forgot about the Apartheid issues.
IMO, both words are even more heinous when WE use them to refer to ourselves or each other.
I 100% agree with you. It's a big turn off when I hear black people used that word. It's very disgusting and degrading not only to themselves but to all the great men and women who fought and died to weed that kind of disrespect out of the system. I've had a very bad experience with the n-word. I was about 14 when an elderly white woman spit racial venom at my sister and I in our local pharmacy. I can't even explain the pain I endured. Still to this day I cry when I think about it. The pain was devastating I think if a 300pd man hit me in the face with his fist I would have felt less pain. Matter fact I know it would have been less pain. I've changed b/c of that experience and even though it was horrible I've def change for the better. I guess now I see the world for what it is or can be. I'm not bitter and I hold no grudges to any white person. I'm just aware now and I understand TRULY what people like Martin Luther King jr. and many others stood for. It has affected me and when I write scripts I choose not to use that word. I told myself that only if I'm writing a historical piece should I use it. I may be a little hypocritical though b/c I still support certain music and films and shows that used the n-word freely.
No, I didn't know he separated the actors. Very interesting technique.