(19880 author of article, "Class Act in January/February 1988 issue of "American Film."
1 Biographical Movie |
2 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
18 Interviews |
39 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
7 Magazine Cover Photos |
Shelton J. Lee | Shelton Lee | Spike
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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For me, a large part of Jungle Fever
(1991) is about sexual mythology: the mythology of a white woman being on a pedestal, the universal standard of beauty, and the mythology about the black man as sexual stud with a ten-foot dick. Buying into the mythology is not a strong foundation for a relationship.
Has been trying for more than ten years to direct his dream project: a film about the life and times of Jackie Robinson
. Says that he personally promised to Robinson's widow, Rachel Isum, to make the film. Another as-of-yet (2003) project he has often spoke of but has yet to do is a film on the boxing match between Joe Louis
and Max Schmeling
Frequently has characters directly address the camera. Frequently places actors on dollies to achieve a gliding or rotating effect against the background of the shot.