The Reality of the Melting Pot
Tempers explode, emotions take charge, and a Italian-run pizzeria in a black Brooklyn neighborhood becomes the center of a violent conflict on a hot summer day in Spike Leeís Do the Right Thing.
The film is a day-in-the-life of the Bedford-Stuyvesant community and it is one of the hottest days of the summer. Much of the action takes place around or inside the Salís Famous Pizzeria, owned
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all relevant and this universal theme can be seen evidently in all of them.
Do the Right Thing has this relevant theme. It successfully shows the tensions in the differences of race and shows the tragic outcomes. He shows that it is not always splendid and gentle, but the harsh truth of reality. There is a great lesson that can be
taught and learned from his film, and we have Lee to thank for that.