Celebrating The Spike Lee Dolly Shot (Things We Love)



From the moment he released She’s Gotta Have It (and perhaps even before that), Spike Lee was destined to become one of the most talented directors of our time. But it’s Do the Right Thing that remains a significant benchmark in independent cinema. The film solidified Lee as an auteur and stirred up controversy by putting the spotlight on violence and oppression. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic film and a good way to celebrate (besides giving the film a re-watch) is to admire Lee’s use of the dolly shot. In almost every single film he utilizes this type of shot but with his own distinct style – it’s practically become his signature. Check out the supercut of his dolly shot “greatest hits” below:


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