Film & TV
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.
Topics include: Film as a Powerful Tool for Truth • Every Choice Drives the Storytelling • A Classic Film’s Relevance to the Contemporary
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.
Loved the honesty and practical, no nonsense lessons of Spike Lee.
I'm working my way through ALL film & tv masterclasses, and this is one of the VERY BEST. Thank you Spike Lee: there are constant pearls of applicable wisdom in here that every aspiring and seasoned filmmaker needs to know or meditate upon....
Spike Lee's Masterclass is my favorite! I was engaged throughout every lesson. He is thorough, engaging, tells it like it is, and gives lessons that you won't learn in a textbook. I ended this class feeling more inspired as a filmmaker and with more insight of what I need to do and not do to excel in my craft. Thank you, Mr. Lee!!
Spike Lee is a unique filmmaker and it touched me with his approach, his sense of humor and the deep understanding of the craft. I take with me a pearl of knowledge from him. Gracias Spike for sharing how you create your joints!