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She's Gotta Have It

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Tracy Camilla Johns Tracy Camilla Johns
Nola Darling
Tommy Redmond Hicks Tommy Redmond Hicks
Jamie Overstreet
John Canada Terrell John Canada Terrell
Greer Childs
Spike Lee Spike Lee
Mars Blackmon
Raye Dowell Raye Dowell
Opal Gilstrap
Joie Lee Joie Lee
Clorinda Bradford
S. Epatha Merkerson S. Epatha Merkerson
Doctor Jamison
Bill Lee Bill Lee
Sonny Darling


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Great Debut

6 years, 1 month ago at Feb 24 14:27
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A great feature length debut. Lee's black and white comedy drama is brimming with all the enthusiasm and creativity of its director. From the black and white style that mirrors the aesthetics of film noir and the Golden Age of Japanese cinema, She's Gotta Have It meshes this visual mode with vibrant jazz and a representation of Brooklyn that is refreshing.ย  The story surrounds a young woman and h... read more

A good movie

6 years, 7 months ago at Sep 17 5:40
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Since I always had a weak spot for Spike Lee's work, of course, I was really eager to check his directing debut. Eventually, what I liked the most was the fact it was so much lighter than his usual work which was just so refreshing. Then, even though it was sometimes slightly pretentious, which was rather expected from a directing debut, I really liked the directing with some neat black-and-white ... read more
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Release date: 8 August 1986
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" She's Gotta Have It is a 1986 American black-and-white comedy drama film written, produced, edited and directed by Spike Lee. Filmed on a small budget and Lee's first feature-length film to be released, it earned positive reviews and launched Lee's career. The film stars Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell and Lee himself in a supporting role. Also appearing are cinematographer Ernest Dickerson as a Queens, New York, resident and, in an early appearance, S. Epatha"


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