Week 32: New York (Do the Right Thing)
Quote of Interest:
“Yes, It’s Hotter, It’s Muggier, And, Yes, You’re Going Crazy”–new york times: august 9, 1988
Three words to describe this film/state: Tensions heatin’ up
- Puerto Rican Icee Man, played by Shawn Elliott
- Double Dutch Girl, played by Yattee Brown
- Double Dutch Girl, played by Mecca Brunson
- Double Dutch Girl, played by Shawn Stainback
- Double Dutch Girl, played by Soquana Wallace
- Riot Starter (uncredited), played by Leland Hardy
- Guy by Water Hydrant (uncredited), played by Michael Ralph
State food/recipe to try: Cronuts / Cheesecake / Black and White Cookies / New York egg cream soda
Earring Inspo Character: Tina
Other Notes: Entertaining, interesting, and incendiary film. IMHO, no one in this movie did the right thing. A lot of good quotes, an impressive crazy dance intro (that took 8 hours to record) by newbie Rosie Perez, and a surprise appearance by baby Gus Fring (Buggin Out) made this a fun watch. Been craving tri-state area pizza like a fiend ever since.
State Facts: https://www.factmonster.com/us/states/new-york
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