CES 115: American Film as Literature:
Spike Lee: An American Film Maker
A Black American Aesthetic:
Aesthetics are the principles by which we judge artistic beauty and taste. They are the standards by which we judge a piece of art; its how we know whether or not a work of art is good. Often, we choose to use a concept like the lens of a camera through which we will reveal the world to others. In this essay you will be asked to look at six (6) Spike Lee films through the lens what it means to be an American. We began this class with the question, what does it mean to be an American, and I ask you to return to that question for your formal easy.
Shes Gotta Have It He Got Game
Do the Right Thing Get on the Bus
Mo Better Blues Malcolm X
Jungle Fever 25th Hour
Choose one of the above listed films, write and write an essay that discusses how this film shows Spike Lees concept of what it means to be an American. Write an essay titled: Spike Lee: An American Film Maker.