Recorded in 1995 for the Criterion Collection’s laserdisc edition of DO THE RIGHT THING, this commentary features director Spike Lee, cinematographer Ernest Dickerson, production designer Wynn Thomas, and actor Joie Lee.
Director Spike Lee and his brother Cinqué Lee shot the following footage during preproduction on DO THE RIGHT THING and at the block party celebrating the film’s wrap in the summer of 1988. It is preceded by a brief introduction by Spike, recorded in 2000.
Presented here are storyboards for DO THE RIGHT THING’s riot sequence alongside the scenes as they appear in the film, highlighting the adaptability of director Spike Lee and his cast and crew. The video is preceded by an introduction by Lee, recorded in 2000.