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Stephen Tyrone Williams,
Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
Zack Homer takes over managing the barbershop after Joe is killed for trying to rip off his "investor", Mr. Lovejoy. All Zack wants to do is run a traditional barbershop giving traditional haircuts, but modern styles have passed him by and business is slow. One evening, Mr. Lovejoy shows up to offer Zack the same deal he gave to Joe. It could turn his business around, but what will he have to give in return? Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
Early thesis film proves Spike Lee worthy of filmmaker
Joes Bed-Stuy Barbershop is Spike Lee's thesis film for NYU graduate school. With this film it is clear that Spike Lee would go on and make better and greater films. Spike Lee's film about a barber shop centers around the main character Zack. Zack takes over the barbershop after Joe is mysteriously murdered. But it becomes apparent that Zack will follow in Joe's footsteps down the wrong path. The movie is a glimpse into the world of an urban jungle where it's survival of the fittest whether you like it or not.
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