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Spike Lee
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Dennis Abrams
  • From the Series: Black Americans of Achievement: Legacy Edition
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604130431
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-043-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 08/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 791
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 136

Summary

In his own words, Spike Lee is the man who singlehandedly “broke the color barrier” in Hollywood in the mid-1980s. In a film career spanning more than 20 years, Lee has established himself as one of the United States’ premier filmmakers, a director whose films explore the many aspects of the African-American experience. Never one to shy away from controversy—he has been accused of racism, anti-Semitism, and sexism—Lee uses film to raise tough questions and to provoke discussion. How was he able to break down the doors of Hollywood for himself and for other African-American directors, actors, and technicians? How has he continued to grow and develop as a filmmaker? Spike Lee: Director presents a nuanced portrait of an artist who has become a symbol of contemporary American culture.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Chronology. Further reading and Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Dennis Abrams is the author of several books, among them biographies of Barbara Park, Anthony Horowitz, Hamid Karzai, and Ty Cobb. He attended Antioch College, where he majored in English and communications. He currently lives in Houston, Texas.

Reviews and Awards

"...go[es] beyond the typical personal information to provide some social history relevant to the subject's time. Captioned photographs and boxed inserts enhance the conversational texts."


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