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Friday, 15 May 2009

Spike Lee

Spike Lee is known as a director producing work that focuses on race relations, crime, political issues and the media. He was born into a well-off African-American family March 20 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia. His original name is Shelton Jackson Lee but he is referred to as "Spike" the nickname his mother used for him. He went to Morehouse College and got a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication. He also produced his first student film Last Hustle in Brooklyn. He supplemented his filming desires by doing some courses at Clark Atlanta University. After he went to New York University's Tisch School of Arts and got a Master of Fine Arts in film and television in 1978. His roots in New York is probably why a lot of his work is based in that city. 

Hopefully by watching his movies I'll get to understand him a bit better. I've been researching but its not too easy because I don't want to regurgitate what anyone can already find if they google him.

References: Picture Collider.com
Info: Wikipedia

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