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The Governor's Awards of the Motion Picture Academy have been announced, and one of them is going to Spike Lee. One, Lee is only 58, which seems a bit young for a lifetime achievement award, especially considering he is still a working director. Without a doubt he has made some great films, but they are few and far between when you consider his entire output. The cynic might accuse the Academy of tokenism, as Lee is a black director, and no director of African descent has ever won an Oscar. Lee has never even been nominated as Best Director, although he does have a screenplay and documentary nomination. Over the next few weeks I'm going to visit some of Lee's films, including a few that I'll be revisiting. I'm certainly not going to watch them all--I have no burning desire to see School Daze or Girl 6 again--but I'm interested in seeing some of his more recent films, as a new film from him is no longer news. I turn to his third film, and still his best, Do the Right Thing , released in 1989. His first film, She's Gotta Have It , was an enjoyable if amateurish sex comedy that caused some to call Lee the black Woody Allen. But with Do the Right Thing , Lee matured as a filmmaker, making one of the best films of the '80s and perhaps the best American film ever about the ticklish issue of race in the U. S. I hadn't seen it since I first saw it when it was released, in... Seeing it again I marveled at Lee's assurance as a director. There are a lot of daring shots in the film, but none of them seem wrong. He uses a lot of different angles, shooting from below, shooting from above, pans, and moving cameras. The script is also terrific, focusing on 24 hours on a street in Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn, where an Italian-American (Danny Aiello) has built a pizza business thriving, despite the neighborhood being entirely black or brown. Lee creates many characters in the film, a kind of patchwork quilt of modern America. Aiello has two sons, the easy-going Vito (Richard Edson) and the hate-filled Pino (John Turturro), who hates black people, even though he admires Magic Johnson, Eddie Murphy, and Prince. "They're not real black people," he hopelessly tells Mookie (Lee) a delivery man who gets along with Aiello, but is nagged by a feeling he is on the wrong side of the fence. Source: Go-Go-Rama

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  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Boss Gives Inside Scoop on November Sweeps

    11/04/15 ,via Parade

    One thing Leight has had to deal with is the exit of Nick Amaro (Danny Pino) in last season's finale when Amaro realized he had gone as far as he could go with the NYPD because of his track record. “Any time someone new comes into a squad room, it

  • Danny Pino Leaving Law and Order: SVU

    05/21/15 ,via E! Online

    Law and Order: SVU is no stranger to cast changes, but this time viewers got a proper goodbye from Danny Pino. E! News has confirmed Pino, who joined the show in season 13 alongside Kelli Giddish as new detectives replacing Christopher Meloni, left the 


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  • Emotions, Genre, Justice in Film and Television

    Routledge. 2012. ISBN: 9781136741029,113674102X. 162 pages.

    Popular film and television are ideally suited in understanding how emotions create culturally shared meanings. Yet very little has been done in this area. Emotion, Genre, and Justice in Film and Television explores textual representations of emotions from a cultural perspective, rather than in biological or psychological terms. It considers emotions as structures of feeling that are collectively shared and historically developed. Through their cultural meanings and uses, emotions enable social identities to be created and contested, to become fixed or alter. Popular narratives often take on emotional significance, aiding groups of people in recognizing or expressing what they feel and who they are. This book focuses on the justice genres – the generic network of film and television programs that are concerned with crime, law, and social order – to examine how fictional police, detective, and legal stories participate in collectively realized conceptions of emotion. A range of films (Crash, Man on Fire) and television series (Cold Case,Cagney and Lacey) serve as case studies to explore contemporarily relevant representations of anger, fear, loss and consolation, and compassion.

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  • 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' Season 17 Preview: Episode 7 Based On Duggar Family Controversy

    11/03/15 ,via The Christian Post

    The show is on its 17th season, which kicked off on September 23. This season brings some major changes to the unit, among them the departure of actor Danny Pino from the show. Detective Sergeant Benson will also be stepping up as she gets promoted to ...

  • Law & Order: SVU’ season 17 spoilers: A case weighs on Sgt. Dodds

    10/24/15 ,via CarterMatt

    It is always sad to see familiar faces on “SVU” go (see Danny Pino at the end of this past season), but one of the advantages to it is that you do get situations like this, where you get to explore what being on the SVU is like through a fresh set of eyes.

  • 'Law & Order: SVU' season 17 spoilers: 'Transition' is the major theme as major changes take place in the team

    06/01/15 ,via Ecumenical News

    "Law & Order" provided an action-packed season 16. But the shocker of the show was Amaro (Danny Pino) exiting the series in order to pursue other acting projects. In the show, Amaro decides to spend time with his family and move to the West Coast.


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Danny Pino, Actor: Cold Case. Danny Pino was born on April 15, 1974 in Miami, Florida, USA as Daniel G. Pino. He is an actor and writer, known for Cold Case (2003 ...

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