So I haven't done an Obsession post in FOREVER
so I thought I'd do one
and what a better obsession than Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing
Here is the trailer if you haven't seen the film
It is just brilliant.
here are some stills and quotes I absolutely adore.
"Let me tell you the story of Right Hand, Left Hand. It's a tale of good and evil. Hate: it was with this hand that Cane iced his brother. Love: these five fingers, they go straight to the soul of man. The right hand: the hand of love. The story of life is this: static. One hand is always fighting the other hand, and the left hand is kicking much ass. I mean, it looks like the right hand, Love, is finished. But hold on, stop the presses, the right hand is coming back. Yeah, he got the left hand on the ropes, now, that's right. Ooh, it's a devastating right and Hate is hurt, he's down. Left-Hand Hate KOed by Love. "
Buggin Out: you the man
Mookie: no you the man
Buggin Out: You the man
Mookie: No you the man
Buggin Out: No. I'm just a struggling Black man trying to keep my dick hard in a cruel and harsh world
Radio Raheem: Give me 20D Energizers
Sonny: 20C Energizers?
Radio Raheem: Not C, D
Sonny: C Energizers
Radio Raheem: D, motherfucker, D. Learn to speak English first, all right?
Sonny: How many you say
Radio Raheem: 20, motherfucker, 20
Sonny: Motherfuck you
Radio Raheem: Motherfuck you? You, you alright man
Mister Senor Love Doctor: Whoa. Y'all take a chill. You got to cool that shit off. And that's the double-truth, Ruth.
Radio Raheem: put some extra mozzarella on that motherfucker and shit.
and my favorite quote
Da Mayor: Doctor...
Mookie: C'mon...what WHAT?
Da Mayor: Always do the right thing
Da Mayor: That's it.
Mookie: I got it, I'm gone.
I suggest you listen to this while reading
I recently watched this film in my Film-to-Page class taught by my favorite Teach Ms.Gearen!!
At first this film immediately caught my attention.
The bright colors, the dramatic lighting, the loud music, the interesting camera angles and how Spike Lee perfectly conveyed an unbearably hot afternoon.
Then all the racial tension began to make me uncomfortable
and at the end (I won't ruin the film for you)
I was left stunned in my seat.
I loved this film because there was a whole other level of symbolism that I couldn't tell if Spike Lee intended or not.
Either way it was completely captivating and very revolutionary.
not to mention the soundtrack is AMAZING and it makes me want to pick up my own boom box
So for this post I thought I'd pay homage to this film and create a little ensemble
This picture was an accident while I was waiting for my camera to focus but I think the strong back lighting makes this shot rather dynamic.
I tried to play around with dutch angles and with bright colors and thick chains
sadly I think this outfit is a little Saved by the Bell.. but you gotta give me credit for trying
oh and I'm wearing this vintage 80s swimsuit with the textile designed by my very own MOTHER,
she was so cool and ahead of her time!
and a Betsey Johnson piece of blang blang hahah
This is my "the last time you told me to trust you, mookie, I ended up with our son" face
and this is my "WHY ARE THEIR NO BROTHAS ON THE WALL" face
I'm also wearing a corduroy skirt from American Apparel
AND I would've worn these kicks BUT I could only find one so....yeah
This has been my latest obsession and if you don't mind excessive cursing and some violence I definitely recommend this film
Keep it sassy,