“Do The Right Thing’s view of a Black New York neighborhood on the hottest day of the year counters most mainstream ideas about America
and movies…Radio is key to Do The Right Thing’s brilliance. The movie has a high-frequency style jolting with bursts of music, color, humor, and serious ideas. Spike Lee breaks with Hollywood narrative convention and takes his tone from the populist mode of airwave entertainment…”
To read more of Armond White’s take on Spike Lee’s film, Do The Right Thing, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World.