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From the Publisher"Though he comes to praise Lee's oeuvre, Sterrit is even-handedwith both critics and director."
"Perfectly readable, mercifully free of cliched characterisationsof the director as an 'angry black man' - and informative enough torecommend as a reference tool for Spike beginners."
Sight & Sound
"Writing perceptively about class, race and recent US history (aswell as the movies) Sterritt steers refreshingly far from theacademic waffle that can plague this kind of book, and builds areasoned portrait of one of America's punchiestcommentators."
"An optimal introduction to the career of one of America’smost prominent filmmakers."
"Not just an interesting read, the book is also a great educationalresource for film students, and a truly excellent map for exploringone of the major genres of African-American film-making."
Historical Journal of Film, Radio andTelevision
"My admiration for Spike Lee has always been substantial, butthanks to this book I now admire him even more. Although DavidSterritt does not blink at the many dilemmas the films present, hehas greatly enriched our appreciation as well as our understandingof Spike Lee's cinema."
Krin Gabbard, Stony Brook University
"Since his filmmaking debut in the mid-eighties, Spike Lee hasbecome one of the most influential African American directors ofthe twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Through clear and cogentprose, David Sterritt also illustrates what makes Lee one of thefinest American filmmakers working today."
Paula Massood, Brooklyn College