Arts & Entertainment
Speaking Truth to Power: On the Waterfront
Lesson time 09:40 min
Breaking down the director’s choices in one of his favorite films, Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront, Spike demonstrates how cinema can be a powerful tool for speaking the truth.
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Topics include: Film as a Powerful Tool for Truth • Every Choice Drives the Storytelling • A Classic Film’s Relevance to the Contemporary
About the Instructor
Spike Lee didn’t just direct his award-winning 1986 feature debut, She’s Gotta Have It. He was also the writer, star, truck driver, location scout, electrician, and caterer, because that’s what it took to get his film made. In his first-ever online directing class, the visionary behind Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, and 25th Hour lets you in on his uncompromising approach to filmmaking. Learn about writing, self-producing, working with actors, and making movies that break barriers.
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