He couldn't get it all in, but he was darn close. The only complaint I had about this film is that the actors don't really look like college students, but it's minuscule in comparison to the film's themes. The old Hollywood musical scenes completely take the movie out of its time and place. As a student at a northern predominantly white institution some of the other issues around skin color were new to me. I endured this process every other weekend until I was about 10 years old.
This is also carried on in the feud between Dap Laurence Fishburne and Julian Giancarlo Esposito. We hurt each other more than any other race and we have to stop. And the dark skin women had shorter, course hair. I never experienced life on a African American campus and this film is just over my head. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? In the late 90s, early 2000s as women started to gravitate toward the natural hair movement, the definition of good hair began to change.
As I mentioned before, there are pros and cons to both natural and relaxed hair. The best thing I can say about this one is: I'm glad he got it out of his system. Veronica Sawyer: You inherit 5 million dollars the same day aliens land on the earth and say they're going to blow it up in 2 days. The funny thing about that scene is that the darker women is in the group called Nappy and the lighter women is in the group Straight. Go into School Daze with an open mind and be prepared for a powerful film that sticks in your mind well after your initial viewing. If you can't understand the light vs.
When this movie first came out I was six years old. If that is his thing, than it is, however, he would not date them because of their personality. It was also ironic to hear that the person chosen to be play the president of the university was frowned upon because of the way he looked. I really loved all the singing and dancing. In fact, this week, I was watching a video on the history of black hair, and the speaker mentioned that Spike Lee was the first person to portray the inter-racial conflicts associated with black hair and skin tone. My boys and I even went to see it in a raggedy Chevrolet. In the overall scheme of things I feel that Spike Lee is making a very bold statement about sorority sisters being wannabees.
Vernon: You think about this: when you get old, these kids - when I get old - they're going to be running the country. I love most of Lee's films. It was about hair length. This movie isn't for everyone so if you are afraid of talking about racism, colorism and other types of discrimination this movie is not for you. I like musicals, but I don't know if that was really a good way to present this material. Not just because my homegirl, Cassie Davis, from and debuted in it, but the depiction of black college life felt so natural and real to me. A lot of models with darker complexion complain that women with lighter skin get all the spotlight.
No dad, what about you? Don't you ever worry 'bout that Cause I don't mind being black Go on with your old mixed up head I ain't ever gonna be afraid Well you got nappy hair Nappy's alright with me My hair is straight you see But your soul's crooked as can be Look who's getting new today Look anywhere you please Not at that kitchen of yours Mind now what you say Talking bout good and bad hair Whether you're dark or you're fair So you can go on and swear See if I care, good and bad hair. If other people get it, super. But when I got older, thats when I got the message of movie. Notice must also be given to Bill Lee's wonderful score. Ebert wrote that this was the first movie he'd seen in a while where the black characters relate to each other instead of a hypothetical white audience--it is this that gives the movie its engrossing authenticity. After that, it's more or less more for the one scene with the singer intercut with the sex just filler that is shot well but empty.
Watch out for a lot of familiar faces, most of the cast went on to be huge stars. As an African-American woman who has worn my hair in both ways, I can confirm that there are pros and cons to both. She also later admitted to me that she felt sorry for me watching me go through it. It's definitely the sort of movie that couldn't be made in post-Columbine America, which is a damn shame, because it's precisely the sort of movie that needs to be made in post-Columbine America. The narrative break also carries some subtle but interesting implications for the actual theme of skin tone and hair conflicts.
Betty Finn: Nice guys finish last, I should know. This is gonna be with you for the rest of your life! Talking bout good and bad hair Whether you're dark or you're fair So you can go on and swear See if I care, good and bad hair. A lot of this true. I had not seen Spike Lee's School Daze in 13 years, the first weekend of its release. Go fix me my turkey pot pie! Even most of the actors, close to all of them their first time in a Lee joint Esposito, Davis, Bill Nunn , are terrific when given the chance showing off how absurd and, in retrospect in life, abstract all of this becomes. Great song with campy, over-the-top choreography as Guy and 2 other slink and stalk across the stage in skin-tight gowns. There have been implications that the chemicals in hair relaxers can be very dangerous if used improperly.
You know, we left this England place 'cause it was bogus; so if we don't get some cool rules ourselves - pronto - we'll just be bogus too! The story starts to lose its anchor to reality. God has a hard on for Marines because we keep heaven packed with fresh souls If you hesitate he will shoot you- and you will be a dead marine. There are also the jigaboo's and the wannabes, two sets of girls on campus who are certainly opposed as we see, brilliantly, in one of the better musical numbers. That when I get older, these kids are going to take care of me! Carl: I wouldn't count on it. For this it's commendable, but it's also a stepping stone for Do the Right Thing.