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Lee, Spike

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Most widely held works by Spike Lee
Malcolm X by Spike Lee( Visual )

172 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born Malcolm Little, his minister father was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. He became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. After getting out of jail, he preaches the teachings, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca. There he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim. He changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz and stops his anti-white teachings, having discovered the error of his mistakes. He is later assasinated and dies a Muslim martyr
BlacKkKlansman by Spike Lee( Visual )

53 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 2,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 1970s, Ron Stallworth becomes the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a difference, he bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. He recruits a seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman, into the undercover investigation. Together, they team up to take down the extremist organization aiming to garner mainstream appeal. BlacKkKlansman offers an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as relevant in today's tumultuous world." --
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

160 editions published between 1988 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 2,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Tensions are growing, with the only local businesses being a Korean grocery and Sal's Pizzeria. Mookie is Sal's delivery boy. Radio Raheem has the letters of love and hate written on his hands. He is defiant and together with a motivated Buggin Out, push Sal and his sons to their breaking point. The cops intervene, using force and brutality to apprehend the large Radio Raheem. He is unwilling to succumb to the over-excessive brutality of the police and the racist views of Sal and his family. The overzealous police officers don't understand the repercussions of the violence they just unleashed. The neighbors band together to protest this extreme form of pure, toxic bigotry. Mob mentality takes over and the other local non-African American store owners become threatened. Tempers flare and rage is in the air
Inside man by Spike Lee( Visual )

100 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,287 WorldCat member 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
When the Levees Broke : a Requiem in Four Acts by Spike Lee( Visual )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,072 WorldCat member 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
4 little girls by Spike Lee( Visual )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,889 WorldCat member 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
Please, baby, please by Spike Lee( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,669 WorldCat member 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
Please, puppy, please by Spike Lee( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two toddlers have fun with their puppy
Miracle at St. Anna( Visual )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member 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 )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member 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
Chi-raq by Spike Lee( Visual )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chi-raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play 'Lysistrata' by Aristophanes. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's South Side, creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world"--Container
Love & basketball by Omar Epps( Visual )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member 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
25th hour by Spike Lee( Visual )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,180 WorldCat member 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
Bamboozled by Spike Lee( Visual )

56 editions published between 1998 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a searing parody of American television, this film takes a humorous look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a network executive's stunning rise and tragic downfall
Jungle fever by Spike Lee( Visual )

97 editions published between 1990 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member 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 in this moving view of inner-city life
Malcolm X( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,027 WorldCat member 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
He got game by Spike Lee( Visual )

47 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member 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
School daze by Spike Lee( Visual )

37 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A music-filled, off-beat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life. Dap and Big Brother Almighty conflict over the Greek frat system while the Wanna-be's and Jigaboo's conflict over self-identity and self-esteem
Oldboy by Spike Lee( Visual )

52 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kidnapped and kept in solitary confinement for 20 years, Joe Doucett has suddenly been set free without a word of explanation. Obsessed with finding those who imprisoned him, Doucett wreaks havoc upon his captors, unaware his freedom is part of a plan and his true punishment's about to begin
She's Gotta Have It by Spike Lee( Visual )

61 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A statuesque and charismatic woman is trying to figure out what she wants in life. She has a good job as a commercial artist and designer, a spacious Brooklyn apartment, and three boyfriends. Each of them is far from her ideal man, but each fulfills a different need for her. Between her juggling act--accompanied by total honesty about who she is and what she's doing--and the childish squabbling of the three men, she makes some rather nebulous points about gender relations and the double standard
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Inside man
Do the right thingInside manPlease, baby, pleasePlease, puppy, pleaseMiracle at St. AnnaDo the right thingBamboozledJungle fever
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Lee, Sheldon

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