I like musicals, but I don't know if that was really a good way to present this material. That, and only one of the numbers really grabbed me. I will say that the stomp competition sequence was well choreographed and executed though. The performances are good, and you can see Lee's innovations and techniques getting better and better, but the film is a little weak structurally and leaves a few too many loose ends. However, it is entertaining, and makes some important contributions cinematically (but most culturally and socially) It's not too bad i think. I admire Spike's efforts, Spike Lee's Version of college life was real, funny, and I could relate to this film.
School Daze (1988) 720p YIFY Movie
School Daze (1988)
School Daze is a movie starring Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell-Martin. A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college.
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The Synopsis for School Daze (1988) 720p
In the South of the United States are taking place confrontations between two groups of students who have different ideas and are not able to accept the one of the opponent.
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HVCC Student Yuchen Bai ReviewReviewed bynbbaiyuchenVote: 7/10
School Daze has to be one of Spike's best films. I really did like the message Spike tried to give to the audience and the cast. This film launched the careers for people such as Tisha Campbell (who later starred in the show Martin), Jasmine Guy and countless others. Spike did a good job setting this up to be a musical. The "Good or Bad Hair" piece gave the film a Broadway musical type feeling. The message played a huge part in the film. With much chaos going on with skin color and such, Laurence Fishburne set things straight and bolted out the words "WAKE UP!". That should be a memorable quote. School Daze is worth every minute of your time. It is a memorable black film.
So what if you went to Harvard and not Hampton, this film is still well-shot, well-acted and damn funny. If you can't understand the light vs. dark, town vs. gown, Greeks vs. GDI conflicts, maybe you don't... under... stand... English... well. I never saw the movie in its entirety until I was about 20 (and pledging at an HBCU, but that's another story) but it just got better as I got older. This movie is like many of Spike's: it's for a group of people (Black ones) that rarely get to tell their own stories. If other people get it, super. On a sidenote, what's so "universal" about Dirty Dancing? I've never had to drop out of a contest because of my botched abortion that Lenny from Law & Order had to come help me out with. I've also never been a small, Jewish man in New York City, but people seem to find Woody Allen's movies "universal" enough. Why don't these issues come up with movies made by whi... (ahem) other filmmakers?