Spike Lee: By Any Means Necessary
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Spike Lee: By Any Means Necessary

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A dynamic biography of the most important African-American filmmaker in HollywoodSpike Lee wanted to be a basketball player. But when he grew to only five foot six inches, he realized he would have to pursue other dreams. And he succeeded -- beyond his wildest expectations -- becoming the most important black filmmaker in Hollywood.

Acclaimed author Jim Haskins paints an in...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Walker & Company
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The book talked about How he filmed and who did he film for. He filmed for a lot of people, he filmed for these people for he can find out if they are racist or not. In his book, spike lee mostly talked about the film Malcolm X he filmed in NY. I didn't like this book because it was boring to read and it wasn't really interesting for me, in my opinion.
- Leslie SIlva

I read in the book that spike lee made movie's, so people can see how they were being racist to each other in there country. They...more
I do not recommend this book. this book is really slow going and doesn't have any good parts of it. it doesn't really get you to feel emotions like how some other books get you really into the book and make you feel what they are feeling. This book is not very descriptive about Spike Lee's feeling and about his surroundings. The book is about Spike lee's life and how he progressed as a African American filmmaker in times where there was a lot of racism in America.
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Haskins, James (1941–2005), author of nonfiction books for juveniles and adults, biographer, educator, critic, editor, and educational consultant. Born into a large family in a racially segregated middle-class section of Demopolis, Alabama, where he was not allowed to visit the town's public library, James S. Haskins was deeply affected by the swirl of events related to the mid-century civil right...more
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