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    Default what is spike lee's fascination with italians?

    maybe fascination isnt the right word.
    but why do italians play such a big role in a lot of his movies,i read somewhere that he grew up in an italian neighbourhood,but there's gotta be more to it.

    dont tell me nobody wondered about this before??!!


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    what movies? i can't think of which ones have to do with italians, except do the right thing.

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    Italians make the perfect antagonists for his stories
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    maybe he really likes them or dislikes them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mic Tyson View Post
    what movies? i can't think of which ones have to do with italians, except do the right thing.

    Do The Right Thing & Jungle Fever are the only 2 i can think of which feature Italians

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    well.............


    that agent/manager in 'he got game' is italian.....

    harvey caytel plays an italian detective in 'clockers''
    that's all i know




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    John Turturro was in Spike's Do The Right Thing, Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Clockers, She Hate Me, He Got Game movies. His brother Nick Turturro was in Spike's Mo Better Blues and Jungle Fever movies. I don't think Spike grew up in a italian neighborhood. He grew up in Bedford Stuyvestant in New York which is where he filmed Do The Right Thing. Maybe Spike just likes italian actors and that's why he puts them in his films.

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    there are wops in bamboozled too.

    i think he likes the guineas because he likes to help faggit-bitch euros get a job. but that's just speculation.
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