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THE SPIKE LEE BRAND: A STUDY OF DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING. Delphine Letort and Mark A. Reid. State University of New York Press, Albany, 2015. SUNY Series in African American Studies. 226 pp. 22 x 15 cm. ISBN 9781438457635 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: In this groundbreaking book, Delphine Letort sheds light on a neglected part of Spike Lee's filmmaking by offering a rare look at his creative engagement with the genre of documentary filmmaking. Ranging from history to sports and music, Lee has tackled a diversity of topics in such nonfiction films as "4 Little Girls," "A Huey P. Newton Story," "Jim Brown: All-American," and "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts." Letort analyzes the narrative and aesthetic discourses that structure these films and calls attention to Lee's technical skills and narrative-framing devices. Drawing on film and media studies, African American studies, and cultural theories, she examines the sociological value of Lee's investigations into contemporary culture and also explores the ethics of his commitment to a genre characterized by its claim to truth.
Artist(s):Lee, Spike
Indexing: Video/Film/Performance
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 169563
Hardcover $80.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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