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Lee was just 32 when do the right thing was released he had written the film's screenplay in under two weeks and drew upon his own experiences as a. For a black film and media student at the university of cape town, spike lee's ' do the right thing' (1989) was a revelation i watched it on a. Doctor always do the right thing that's it that's it one of the crowning works of american cinema, spike lee's do the right thing was released to. Here, university of the witwatersrand film studies lecturer and filmmaker dylan valley explains why spike lee's “do the right thing” is one of.