It disturbed me how some critics would talk about the loss of property — which is really saying white-owned property — but not the loss of life. Do the Right Thing was a litmus test. If in a review, a critic discussed how Sal’s Famous was burned down but didn’t mention anything about Radio Raheem getting killed, it seemed obvious that he or she valued white-owned property more than the life of this young black hoodlum. To me, loss of life outweighs loss of property. You can rebuild a building. I mean, they’re rebuilding New Orleans now but the people that died there are never coming back.
Spike Lee on the critical reaction to Do the Right Thing (via kmmbig)
You haven't updated in a little while, everything ok?
I’m still alive. I’ve been really busy with uni and haven’t had time to sit down and watch films and recommend them. I’ll be posting articles and stuff about int. cinema soon though. Take care