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School Daze

In between ‘early promise’ of She’s Gotta Have It and the massive success of Do the Right Thing came Spike Lee’s obligatory ‘difficult’ second, and perversely enough it was a musical. The social phenomenon of black US college students separating into groups of various degrees of ‘blackness’ was the big point here, but it gets lost in the raggedly-shot musical numbers. The music’s pretty turgid too – a brave attempt to mix trad West Side Storyesque musical numbers with the rather turgid sax-‘n’-fairlight funk-lite of the time does no ears any favours, sadly.

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  1. Richard Davies

    December 1, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    No trace of Eric, Angel Face, Mr Whacker etc…;-)

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