History Film / DoTheRightThing

22nd Apr '16 4:23:10 PM jmf6401
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* AuthorFilibuster: Lee's views on racism aren't particularly subtle anywhere, and this film is no exception.

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* AuthorAvatar: Harsher criticism labels Buggin' Out as a self-insert character for Lee. Considering Lee's outspoken contempt for mixed-race couples and his 2014 rant against gentrification, and it's not too much of an impossibility.
* AuthorFilibuster: Lee's views on racism (or at least what he considers racism) aren't particularly subtle anywhere, and this film is no exception.
23rd Mar '16 3:31:16 AM Juneberries
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* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler:Radio Raheem]].
4th Mar '16 3:14:38 PM taddavis
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Radio Raheem's killed by a cop, a riot breaks out and Sal's Pizzeria is burned down. Life's a bitch!]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Radio Raheem's killed by a cop, a riot breaks out and Sal's Pizzeria is burned down. Life's a bitch!]]]]
27th Feb '16 12:22:18 PM poi99
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-->'''Stevie''': You little slanty-eyed, me-no-speaky-American, own-every-fruit-and-vegetable-stand-in-New-York, bullshit, [[ChurchOfHappyology Reverend Sun Myung Moon]], Summer Olympics '88, Korean kick-boxing son of a bitch.

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-->'''Stevie''': You little slanty-eyed, me-no-speaky-American, own-every-fruit-and-vegetable-stand-in-New-York, bullshit, [[ChurchOfHappyology Reverend Sun Myung Moon]], Moon, Summer Olympics '88, Korean kick-boxing son of a bitch.
1st Feb '16 8:44:19 PM Mr.French
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A large number of the cast are either bigoted, ignorant, or short-tempered, but most of them are shown to have softer sides. The most notable examples are Mookie, who despite his LazyBum tendencies is generally a decent guy who is popular the neighborhood with just about everyone, and Sal, who, while curmudgeonly, still tends to be reasonable and even kind to others. The fact that almost everyone has some redeeming qualities makes the ultimate DownerEnding all the more depressing.


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* NiceGuy: Da Mayor and Jade are two of the kindest and most open-minded people in the neighborhood. Sadly, no one listens to either very often.
16th Jan '16 11:18:13 PM Whipsmart
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** A few of his mannerisms do exhibit a slightly concealed racism, such as when he [[WhatTheHellHero threatens to bust Buggin' Out's head in]] for provoking him over [[MinorInsultOverreaction the pictures on the wall]]. Buggin' Out even looked offended at the bat gesture and being called "a troublemaker." [[spoiler: This is particularly displayed when Raheem, Buggin' and Smiley enter his store at the end to confront him. Of course, that could be just because they keep getting on his case.]] It's a very ambiguous case, indeed.

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** A few of his mannerisms do exhibit a slightly concealed racism, such as when he [[WhatTheHellHero threatens to bust Buggin' Out's head in]] for provoking him over [[MinorInsultOverreaction [[MinorInsultMeltdown the pictures on the wall]]. Buggin' Out even looked offended at the bat gesture and being called "a troublemaker." [[spoiler: This is particularly displayed when Raheem, Buggin' and Smiley enter his store at the end to confront him. Of course, that could be just because they keep getting on his case.]] It's a very ambiguous case, indeed.
1st Jan '16 1:49:05 AM Whipsmart
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* Hypocrite: Buggin' Out. Accuses Sal of being racist for featuring famous Italian Americans on the wall of his Italian Pizzaria, then later verbally assaults a white bicycler, saying that he doesn't have any right to live or be in a black neighborhood, all because the cycler got dirt on Buggin's shoes.

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* Hypocrite: {{Hypocrite}}: Buggin' Out. Accuses Sal of being racist for featuring famous Italian Americans on the wall of his Italian Pizzaria, then later verbally assaults a white bicycler, saying that he doesn't have any right to live or be in a black neighborhood, all because the cycler got dirt on Buggin's shoes.
24th Nov '15 7:42:28 PM RBluefish
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* CastingGag: Buggin' Out, who says Sal is racist for not putting any black people on his Italian-American exclusive "Wall of Fame" is played by Giancarlo Esposito, who is himself half-black, half-Italian American.
6th Nov '15 3:51:34 PM lakingsif
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-->-- '''Mister Senor Love Daddy'''

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-->-- '''Mister Senor Señor Love Daddy'''


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* TheRichHaveWhiteStuff: Sal's white corvette shows the separation between him and the locals.
4th Nov '15 9:47:26 PM enderheisenberg
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-->'''Stevie''': You little slanty-eyed, me-no-speaky-American, own-every-fruit-and-vegetable-stand-in-New-York, bullshit, Reverend Sun Myung Moon, Summer Olympics '88, Korean kick-boxing son of a bitch.

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-->'''Stevie''': You little slanty-eyed, me-no-speaky-American, own-every-fruit-and-vegetable-stand-in-New-York, bullshit, [[ChurchOfHappyology Reverend Sun Myung Moon, Moon]], Summer Olympics '88, Korean kick-boxing son of a bitch.
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