Mariana Padorello | @ mari.pastorello (under the supervision of Itsy Brunetti) Published on 20/03/2021 at 16h00
Spike Lee He is one of the most acclaimed and talented filmmakers of recent times. A producer of complex, artistic films with strong social criticism, the director has stood out since his first productions. She wants everything(1986) e do the right thing (1989), and received numerous nominations and awards during his career.
In addition to great cinematographic works,LeeIt has an extensive repertoire and manages to shine in many areas, such as in television commercials and video clips. To celebrate the director’s 63rd birthday, celebrated this Saturday, the 20th, we have separated some notable moments from his professional journey. check out:
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in 1990, Spike Lee Was indicated Oscar In the category Best original screenplay With film do the right thing(1989). The production did not take the statue, but the nomination was very important for the director’s career in production, consolidating itself as a reference in cinema.
29 years later, the director guaranteed Oscar With Non clan intruders Won in the (2018) category Best Optimized Screenplay. He took the award with the filmmaker KevinWilmot And producer David Rabinowitz I Charlie watchtel. In the same year, there was competition in production as well Best director I Best movie In awards.
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See Spike Lee’s Oscar at 2019 Oscars:
produced by Spike Lee, Malcolm X It began in 1992 and tells the story of a black activist fighting for the rights of the African American community between the 1940s and 1960s in the United States, a major name for the emergence of the Black Power movement.
The performance of the feature was very positive. To portray social issues important for racial equality and conflict MalcolmThe film brought the director to a standstill. In 1994, he took the award for it Best movie At the NAACP Image Award, National Association of the Progress of Color was honored with the award.
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They don’t care about us
In 1996, Spike Lee Joined the king of pop,Michael Jackson, To record video clips “They Don’t Care About Us”. The big question was recording videos in Brazil. The singer passed through Palerinho (Salvador, Bahia) and Favela de Santa Marta in Rio de Janeiro, mixing his music with the group’s Brazilian rhythms Olodum. At the time, the video was very well received by fans and critics, and showed the director’s talent beyond film productions.
In 2020,Lee Remake the video, mixing the original clip with scenes of anti-racist protests around the world. The launch was done on the singer’s posthumous 62nd birthday. According to the director, “great protest songs may not get old, loose or lose their relevance as the struggle is still ongoing”. He said: “To celebrate the day of birth Michael Jackson, We made the short film 2020 to continue the fight for equality for all. “
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Watch the 2020 clip:
Interview with Rashioans MC
Since recording the video clip, Michael JacksonAny brazil, Spike Lee Fell in love with the country. In 2012, he returned to do interviews for the documentary “Go, Brazil, go!”; With the aim of portraying the country’s cultural rise on the world stage and addressing social issues such as casteism. To this end, it conducted several interviews with celebrities and important personalities, such as Dilma Rousseff, Gilberto Gill I Ketano Veloso.
In 2014, he returned to Brazilian soil to do more interviews. This time, they talked Rashioans MC’s. In a post on Instagram, he revealed: “Racinace MCs are Brazilian public enemies”, referring to the 1980s American rap and hip-hop group.
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Commercial with Michael B. Jordan
Spike Lee He had already proved his talent outside the cinema screen by directing music videos, but a new challenge came to him when he got the opportunity to direct for it. The coachIn 2019, luxury goods brand.
With the participation of actor and fashion icon Michael B. JordanThe film takes place in the Los Angeles Desert, USA and promotes the campaign “Word talk”To encourage the public to think about what values and words matter to each. Spike Lee Directed and written commercial next to children Bag I Jackson lee.
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