Spike Lee has made some excellent films. Well, at least the ones I’ve seen have been. I was impressed with his first, “She’s Gotta Have It” in 1986, but really blown away three years later by “Do The Right Thing,” his gritty look at race relations in a Brooklyn neighborhood on a very hot summer day. It stars Lee, Danny Aiello and Ossie Davis as “Da Mayor,” an old-timer on the block who passes out free advice from the sidewalk. In the title scene, Mookie (Lee) and “Da Mayor” have a little chat:
Mookie: “C’mon, what. What?”
Da Mayor: “Always do the right thing.”
Mookie: “That’s it?”
Da Mayor: “That’s it.”
Seems pretty simple.