Publication Year: 2014
Published by: University of Illinois Press
Series: Contemporary Film Directors
Title Page, Series Page, Photo, Copyright Page, Dedication
Thanks to Justus Nieland and Jennifer Fay for asking me to write this book. Without their prompting, I would never have undertaken it. They also provided a thorough reading of the manuscript that permitted me to clarify many ambiguities. I owe a debt of gratitude to Daniel Nasset...
Confronted with Too Much
Spike Lee is a filmmaker of excess. Excess characterizes each of his films—through unconventional shots, extreme characters, improbable scenes, and many other ways. Lee’s films employ these types of excess to intervene in critical issues that trouble the contemporary world—the...
Interview with Spike Lee
A substantial portion of this interview first appeared on the Web site Hollywood. com, where the interviewer Lisa Collins worked as a senior editor and segment producer. An award-winning independent filmmaker, multimedia artist, and entertainment journalist, Collins’s path intersects...