The Film ‘89 Podcast Episode 118 – Do The Right Thing (1989).

On Episode 118 of The Film ‘89 Podcast, Steve and Skye discuss a film that they’ve been eager to cover since the podcast began, a film from the podcast’s namesake year of 1989, Spike Lee’s seminal story of a baking hot day in Brooklyn where the ever increasing heat pushes racial and cultural tensions to breaking point, Do The Right Thing. Joining them is a guest host making his long overdue Film ‘89 debut. He’s the founder and co-host of the brilliant Zebras in America podcast, his vast wealth of writing on film can be found at, he’s a frequent contributor at and he’s as passionate and knowledgeable a cinephile as you’re likely to find anywhere, Mr Marcus Pinn. Marcus and the guys discuss the brilliant ensemble cast of Lee’s film, in which he stars alongside Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Danny Aiello, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, Rosie Perez, Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence and many more. They discuss Ernest Dickerson’s astonishing cinematography as well as the film’s complex themes of racial intolerance. Do The Right Thing remains an all time classic of cinema and one of the most important films of the 1980’s. 

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