How to Analyze the Films of Spike Lee

Overview

Have you ever watched a film and wondered if it had a deeper meaning? Spike Lee's thought-provoking films have entertained and challenged audiences around the world. By using critical theory, you might find new ideas in Lee's filmmaking techniques and strong characters. Critical theory allows viewers to examine the influences behind a creation as well as the impacts of that creation. Consider how others have critiqued Spike Lee's work. You may ...

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Overview

Have you ever watched a film and wondered if it had a deeper meaning? Spike Lee's thought-provoking films have entertained and challenged audiences around the world. By using critical theory, you might find new ideas in Lee's filmmaking techniques and strong characters. Critical theory allows viewers to examine the influences behind a creation as well as the impacts of that creation. Consider how others have critiqued Spike Lee's work. You may discover an entirely fresh view of film-your own.

Essential Critiques

Essential Critiques introduces readers to critical theory and its application. By discussing and analyzing the art of pop culture icons in theater, literature, film, art, and music, this unique series guides students through the process of thinking critically, creating a thesis, and supporting their arguments. A brief biography of each artist pairs with summaries of his or her works, allowing readers to examine and apply New Criticism, feminist theory, reader response, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616135300
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Essential Critiques Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Critiques 6

Chapter 2 A Closer Look at Spike Lee 13

Chapter 3 An Overview of Do the Right Thing 21

Chapter 4 How to Apply Reception Criticism to Do the Right Thing 29

Chapter 5 An Overview of When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts 43

Chapter 6 How to Apply Structuralism to When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts 51

Chapter 7 An Overview of Malcolm X 63

Chapter 8 How to Apply Identity Criticism to Malcolm X 69

Chapter 9 An Overview of Bamboozled 81

Chapter 10 How to Apply Cultural Studies Criticism to Bamboozled 87

You Critique It 96

Timeline 98

Glossary 100

Bibliography of Works and Criticisms 102

Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Author 112

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