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March 20, 2006

Spike Lee in the Observer

Too lazy to come up with a better title, but this Spike Lee interview in the NY Observer is pretty interesting. In the interview Lee talks about his Katrina doc for HBO, set to debut in August, and Inside Man a New York cops and robbers thriller that apparently taps into a similar post-9/11sensibility that made 25th Hour one of the most underrated films of the last few years.

But the article also introduces other interesting tidbits about the director, including this cool bit of trivia: the first assistant director on his student academy award-winning film, Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads? Classmate Ang Lee, who's done okay for himself. And Lee just moved into a place on the Upper East Side, which once belonged to famed stripper Gypsy Rose Lee. And Spike's family purchased the place from painter Jasper Johns who left behind a videotape of Gypsy Rose's appearance on This Is Your Life filmed in the house.

Thanks to RiskyBiz for the link.

Posted by chuck at March 20, 2006 10:55 AM

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Boy, that Lee family sure turns out some talented directors!

Posted by: George at March 20, 2006 11:33 AM

You know I came thisclose to saying "Ang Lee (no relation to Spike)," but backed off.

Posted by: Chuck at March 20, 2006 1:20 PM

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