Most widely held works about Spike Lee
Most widely held works by Spike Lee
When the levees broke a requiem in four acts ( Visual )
14 editions published in 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,948 libraries worldwide
The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale.
Malcolm X ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 1,728 libraries worldwide
Screen version of the life of Malcolm X, who through his religious conversion to Islam, found the strength to rise up from a criminal past to become an influential civil rights leader.
Do the right thing ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,565 libraries worldwide
Traces the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. It's the hottest day of the year, a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever.
4 little girls ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,562 libraries worldwide
When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern.
Inside man ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,556 libraries worldwide
NYPD Detective Keith Frazier struggles to outsmart Dalton, a high-stakes bank robber who, along with a well-trained crew of accomplices, has seized control of a Wall Street bank. The robbers turn what initially looks like a hostage crisis into a personal crusade to expose some mysterious evil secrets. As the dangerous cat-and-mouse game unfolds, Madaline, a power broker with her own agenda, emerges and injects even more instability into an already volatile situation.
Please, baby, please by Spike Lee ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,224 libraries worldwide
A toddler's antics keep her mother busy as she tries to feed her, watch her on the playground, give her a bath, and put her to bed.
Malcolm X ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,213 libraries worldwide
Screen version of the life of Malcolm X, who through his religious conversion to Islam found the strength to rise up from a criminal past to become an influential civil rights leader.
Please, puppy, please by Spike Lee ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,144 libraries worldwide
Two toddlers have fun with their puppy.
Miracle at St. Anna ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
August 1944. Follows four black soldiers of the all-black 92nd Infantry Division who get trapped near the small Tuscan village of Sant'Anna di Stazzema on the Gothic Line during the Italian Campaign of World War II. One of the men will risk his life to save an Italian boy who lives in the city where the Waffen-SS have massacred most of the citizens of the town in retaliation for Italian partisan activity. A sculpted head from the Ponte Santa Trinita in Florence is a focal point.
Do the right thing ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 1,057 libraries worldwide
"The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise, "--Container.
Best seat in the house : a basketball memoir by Spike Lee ( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 953 libraries worldwide
Interweaves memories of the Knicks with memories of "Spike's artistic journey."
Spike Lee : that's my story and I'm sticking to it by Kaleem Aftab ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 896 libraries worldwide
Lee is the provocative director whose pioneering films--from Do the Right Thing and Jungle Fever to Malcolm X--helped transform the face of late twentieth-century America. Since bursting onto the scene in 1986 with the sexually provocative She's Gotta Have It, He has been one of America's most visionary and controversial cinematic figures. With film critic Kaleem Aftab, Lee chronicles his explosive rise to stardom, exploring such important issues as Black Nationalism, Hollywood stereotyping, and the rise of a powerful black middle class. With Lee family interviews and the candid revelations of stars like Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Ed Norton, John Turturro, Rosie Perez, and Wesley Snipes, this book is the story of a visionary life in the cinema, telling us as much about Lee as it does about the past two decades of American social history.--From publisher description.
Jungle fever ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 872 libraries worldwide
A black architect begins an affair with his working class Italian secretary. Their relationship causes them to be scrutinized by their friends, cast out from their families and shunned by their neighbors.
Bamboozled ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 866 libraries worldwide
"In a searing parody of American television, Bamboozled takes a humorous look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a network executive's stunning rise and tragic downfall."--Container.
By any means necessary : the trials and tribulations of the making of Malcolm X by Spike Lee ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 856 libraries worldwide
25th hour ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 822 libraries worldwide
Monty Brogan is facing a seven year prison sentence for dealing drugs. On the night before he has to go to prison, he decides to go out with his friends one last time, and re-examines his life in the process.
Love & basketball ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 771 libraries worldwide
This film is divided into the quarters of a basketball game and tells the story of Quincy and Monica. It traces their lives as they run parallel and run apart -- from childhood, to high school, to college -- concluding with Quincy and Monica as adults. Both play basketball and each dreams of playing on a professional level. For Quincy, it is easier and expected since he is the son of a professional ballplayer. Monica has it harder being both a woman when there was no professional league, and as a daughter whose mother cannot understand why her daughter wants to be an athlete.
He got game ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 768 libraries worldwide
A prisoner is granted a furlough in hopes of persuading his estranged son, the country's top high school basketball player, to attend the governor's alma mater.
Five for five : the films of Spike Lee by Spike Lee ( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 765 libraries worldwide
Get on the bus ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 708 libraries worldwide
Follows a group of different men traveling from Los Angeles to the march in Washington, D.C. On the way they will make friends, make enemies, and make history.
African American motion picture producers and directors African Americans African Americans in the motion picture industry Basketball Biographical films Biography Black Muslims Comedy films Criminal psychology Criticism, interpretation, etc. Disaster relief Disasters Disaster victims Documentary films Documentary television programs Drama Economic history Emergency management--Government policy Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Films for the hearing impaired Historical films Historical television programs History Hurricane Katrina (2005) Hurricanes Interviews Juvenile works Lee, Spike Levees Louisiana--New Orleans Man-woman relationships Motion picture producers and directors Motion pictures Murder New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Bedford-Stuyvesant New York (State)--New York--Brooklyn New York Knickerbockers (Basketball team) Race relations Social aspects Social history Sports spectators Television programs--for the hearing impaired Toddlers United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired X, Malcolm,--1925-1965
Lee, Sheldon lived1957
Lee, Shelton, 1957-
Lee, Shelton J., 1957-
Lee, Shelton J. lived1957
Lee, Shelton Jackson.
Lee, Shelton Jackson, 1957-....
Lee, Shelton Jackson lived1957
Spike Lee lived1957
No Linguistic content (33)
Multiple languages (31)
Miscellaneous languages (1)