Movies That Shook the World

  • 2005
  • TV Show
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A nine-part series examining the impact on society of controversial films includes remarks by critics, actors, directors, producers and scholars, who comment on the content and context of films such as D.W. Griffith's `The Birth of a Nation' (1915) and Spike Lee's `Do the Right Thing' (1989).

Do the Right Thing

First Aired: September 23, 2005

A look at Spike Lee's “Do the Right Thing” (1989), which was released amid fears that it would incite racial violence---it did not. Included: remarks by Lee, actors Giancarlo Esposito and Rosie Perez, and author Todd Boyd. Narrated by Jeff Goldblum.

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  • Premiered: September 9, 2005
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  • Premise: A nine-part series examining the impact on society of controversial films includes remarks by critics, actors, directors, producers and scholars, who comment on the content and context of films such as D.W. Griffith's `The Birth of a Nation' (1915) and Spi… (more)

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