The Fox Film Canon is a monthly celebration of movies we at The Fox consider among the greatest of all time. Age, box office, popularity, do not dictate these choices but rather their quality, importance, and influence. We encourage you to revisit an old favourite, or to join us in discovering these classics for the first time!
Fox Fim Canon #3!
Do The Right Thing (1989)
Dir. Spike Lee
Starring Spike Lee, Rosie Perez, Danny Aiello, John Turturro
Salvatore «Sal» Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin' Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.