Recent content by Jun-Dai Bates

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    ‘Do the Right Thing’ Discussion: Racist or About Racism?

    So Rex, You've obviously done a lot of reading. Are you going to spend two hours to watch the whole movie someday soon? (And what do you think of Spike Lee's movies in general?)
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    Why do film scholars hate 80s movies...and is there something wrong with me...

    I think one of the problems that people have with films from the 80s is that the bad films from the period haven't been forgotten yet. In time, while some people might consider the 80s a weaker decade than others (or they might not), it won't stick out like a sore thumb. Incidentally, I was...
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    ‘Do the Right Thing’ Discussion: Racist or About Racism?

    I was not trying to be inflammatory. Nor do I feel I was trying to stack the deck. Without really pursuing the topic further, I would like to explain what my point was and what I was trying to do. I get the sense that people who feel that the film was racist, or that Mookie's actions were...