3/30/11

Obsession: Do the Right Thing

So I haven't done an Obsession post in FOREVER
so I thought I'd do one

and what a better obsession than Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing

Here is the trailer if you haven't seen the film


It is just brilliant.



here are some stills and quotes I absolutely adore. 




"Let me tell you the story of Right Hand, Left Hand. It's a tale of good and evil. Hate: it was with this hand that Cane iced his brother. Love: these five fingers, they go straight to the soul of man. The right hand: the hand of love. The story of life is this: static. One hand is always fighting the other hand, and the left hand is kicking much ass. I mean, it looks like the right hand, Love, is finished. But hold on, stop the presses, the right hand is coming back. Yeah, he got the left hand on the ropes, now, that's right. Ooh, it's a devastating right and Hate is hurt, he's down. Left-Hand Hate KOed by Love. "


Buggin Out: you the man
Mookie: no you the man
Buggin Out: You the man
Mookie: No you the man
Buggin Out: No. I'm just a struggling Black man trying to keep my dick hard in a cruel and harsh world

Radio Raheem: Give me 20D Energizers
Sonny: 20C Energizers?
Radio Raheem: Not C, D
Sonny: C Energizers
Radio Raheem: D, motherfucker, D. Learn to speak English first, all right? 
Sonny: How many you say
Radio Raheem: 20, motherfucker, 20
Sonny: Motherfuck you
Radio Raheem: Motherfuck you? You, you alright man




Mister Senor Love Doctor: Whoa. Y'all take a chill. You got to cool that shit off. And that's the double-truth, Ruth. 




Radio Raheem: put some extra mozzarella on that motherfucker and shit. 


and my favorite quote
Da Mayor: Doctor...
Mookie: C'mon...what WHAT?

Da Mayor: Always do the right thing
Mookie:Thats It?
Da Mayor: That's it.
Mookie: I got it, I'm gone.



I suggest you listen to this while reading
I recently watched this film in my Film-to-Page class taught by my favorite Teach Ms.Gearen!!
At first this film immediately caught my attention.
The bright colors, the dramatic lighting, the loud music, the interesting camera angles and how Spike Lee perfectly conveyed an unbearably hot afternoon.
Then all the racial tension began to make me uncomfortable
and at the end (I won't ruin the film for you)
I was left stunned in my seat.

I loved this film because there was a whole other level of symbolism that I couldn't tell if Spike Lee intended or not.
Either way it was completely captivating and very revolutionary.
not to mention the soundtrack is AMAZING and it makes me want to pick up my own boom box

So for this post I thought I'd pay homage to this film and create a little ensemble


This picture was an accident while I was waiting for my camera to focus but I think the strong back lighting makes this shot rather dynamic.


I tried to play around with dutch angles and with bright colors and thick chains
sadly I think this outfit is a little Saved by the Bell.. but you gotta give me credit for trying


oh and I'm wearing this vintage 80s swimsuit with the textile designed by my very own MOTHER, 
she was so cool and ahead of her time!


and a Betsey Johnson piece of blang blang hahah


This is my "the last time you told me to trust you, mookie, I ended up with our son" face


and this is my "WHY ARE THEIR NO BROTHAS ON THE WALL" face



I'm also wearing a corduroy skirt from American Apparel




AND I would've worn these kicks BUT I could only find one so....yeah


anywho


This has been my latest obsession and if you don't mind excessive cursing and some violence I definitely recommend this film


Keep it sassy,
xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

6 comments:

  1. love the outfit but haven't seen the film!

    have you decided on a college yet? you should come to chicago and party with all the cool chicagoans, like meeee

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  2. the video was totes cool. yah i sound like I am a rebel I know. Nice outfit I love the second pic you look very inquisitive

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  3. Your shoes are so cool! Haha, this post was awfully funny and cute! ^-^

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  4. Oh my gosh my favorite teacher's name is Ms. Gearen too!!!! Small world!! :D
    I love that trailer!!! That pizza looked so gooood :D
    Your outfit is awesomesauce!!! Too bad you could only find one shoe :(

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