Movie Night Monday

The Movie Project

Week 32: New York (Do the Right Thing)

Category: Drama/Comedy

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

Best ‘Extras’:

  • 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.

Grade: B

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