Has it already been 20 years since Do the Right Thing? Man, time does fly. Jerry Large of the Seattle Times has a good interview with Spike Lee, who was in town to be honored by Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) for his many achievements in directing.
Regarding the perception that Lee can be “prickly:”
Lee said he is done trying to wrestle with the public perception of him as prickly.
“I don’t even deal with that anymore, that’s 20 years, been old. I just try to do the work. I’m not worried about the image people have.”
Why? “I got older,” said the 52-year-old filmmaker.
“The films I’m trying to make,” he said, “are not necessarily about a popularity contest.”
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