Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind the Making of “Do The Right Thing”

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Did Mookie do the right thing?

Movie watchers have argued whether or not Mookie did the right thing by throwing the garbage can through Sal’s window. Though he destroyed Sal’s pizzeria, it also distracted the mob from killing Sal himself. Spike doesn’t take too kindly to the question. In Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, a book about the political, social and history of the movie, Lee noted that only white viewers have ever asked him this question, revealing, in his opinion, that they value white property (Sal’s Pizzeria) over the black life (Radio Raheem).


What do you think, is this movie a classic in your book?

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