Spike Lee or Robert Redford (evaluation) Due 3.1.17

movies-and-films-directed-by-spike-lee-u5Watch one of the films Robert Redford or Spike Lee films using this aw-filmmakers-evaluation-rubric and evaluation guidelines. This evaluation should be turned in by Wednesday, March 1 at noon. You may review a wildcard film from your “Final Project Filmmaker” if you’d prefer.

Things to look for in Spike Lee films:

  • Politically provocative subject matter51-sg2ol1pl-_sx940_
  • Social commentary
  • Race relations
  • Urban crime and violence
  • Shows up as an actor in some of his films
  • African American themes and history
  • Sports references show up in many of his films (even in non-sports films)
  • Frequently will cast Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, John Tuturro, Delroy Lindo, and Michael Imperioli in his films.
  • A fan of adaptations
  • He and producer/director Monty Rossare frequent collaborators
  • Lee will often serve as director, scriptwriter and editor on his films


Spike Lee Film Choices600full-he-got-game-cover

Do the Right Thing (1989)

Jungle Fever (1991)

Mo Better Blues (1990)

Malcolm X (1992)

Clockers (1995)

He Got Game (1998)

Summer of Sam (1999)51g2dt6qwql

25th Hour (2002)

Inside Man (2006)

Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

Oldboy (2013)


Robert Redford

Look for the following Robert Redford themes and trademarks: dvd-cover
1. Has worked with Sydney Pollack (director) on numerous films.
2. Films have been known to reflect political and environmental views.
3. Known to be a sex symbol in early roles (and even in some later ones).
4. A fan of true life stories (biographies and based on true story films).
5. Loves to work in adaptations.

6. Sports, con artists, & spies are subjects he covers.
7. Main characters (mostly male leads) turn the films into character driven stories.
8. Lead character often misunderstood, threatened, a loner, challenged for power.
9. As an actor, he plays a versatility of roles & film genres (comedy, drama, action, super hero, western, political, sports, etc).

10. Loves featuring sports in his films.

Robert Redford Film Choices
Pete’s Dragon (2016)all-is-lost-movie-poster-featured

A Walk in the Woods (2015) – Director & Actor

All is Lost (2013) – Actor

The Company You Keep (2012) – Director & Actor

The Conspirator (2010) – Director

Lions for Lambs (2007) – Director & Actor

The Clearing (2004) – Actorthe_legend_of_bagger_vance-472311330-large

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) – Director

The Horse Whisperer (1998) – Director & Actor

Quiz Show (1994) – Actor

A River Runs Through It (1992) – Director

Sneakers (1992) -Actor

Out of Africa (1985) – Actor

The Natural (1984) – Actorthe-natural_0

Brubaker (1980) – Actor

Ordinary People (1980) – Director

All The President’s Men (1976) – Actor

The Way We Were (1973) – Actor

The Sting (1973) – Actor

Jeremiah Johnson (1972) – Actor

The Candidate (1972) – Actormv5bmtkynzazmdyxml5bml5banbnxkftztcwmzc3ndgxmq-_v1_

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) – Actor

Barefoot in the Park (1967) – Actor



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