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 Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
During a scuffle in Paulie's (John Turturro's) store, a man can be seen reading a newspaper with a front headline that reads "Doin' The Right Thing". This is a reference to Do the Right Thing (1989), also written and directed by Spike Lee. See more »
During the dinner about 15 minutes into the film, the position of the sliced bread changes then changes back. See more »
I think that the importance of music in Spike Lee's films, especially this one, is not always appreciated. Some viewers apparently regard the scores as obtrusive and perhaps detracting from his films. I think not.
In "Jungle," the music in the scene between Gator and his mother, where the good reverend comes upon Gator trying to wring some money from his mother, is especially forceful. Lee slowly cranks up the volume as the tension increases until one almost screams for someone to turn it down. In another scene, Sinatra is almost thrown in your face.
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