Criticism: Spike Lee

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Navigate Introduction ∗Principal Works Criticism Further Reading Introduction Print PDF Cite Spike Lee 1957– (Full name Shelton Jackson Lee) American director, producer, screenwriter, nonfiction writer, and actor. The following entry presents an overview of Lee's career through 1996. INTRODUCTION Spike Lee has become a cultural icon in America. Known for his outspokenness as well as for his films, Lee has attracted both controversy and critical attention. Tackling such topics as racism, the life of slain African-American activist Malcolm X, interracial relationships, phone sex, and the world of drug dealing, Lee's work has met with mixed reviews. His greatest impact in the realm of film has been the presentation of a different

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