January 28, 2014
Spike Lee reveals that his inspiration for this mind-blowing opening credit sequence in “Do The Right Thing” was inspired by the opening credits in “Bye Bye Birdie.”
In Lee's words:
Let’s think about that for a second. A 6 year old Black Kid from Brooklyn is being dragged to Radio City Hall by his Mother to see some dumb movie (I thought that at the time) and it had such an impact it reappeared 25 years later out of nowhere from my distant memories. I don’t know about you but I think that is some POWERFUL SHIT.
And for a quick refresher via the world of Mad Men: