Do The Right Thing – Turn Up the Heat

In this video essay, The Royal Ocean Film Society draws attention to the symbolic power of weather in film, showcasing Spike Lee’s use of heat to build tension and suspense in his 1989 masterpiece, Do the Right Thing, a simmering portrait of race relations in America.

 


Building Tension & Suspense


Criterion Collection


Dramedies


Independent Film


Spike Lee


Do the Right Thing