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Great work from Spike Lee, though check the real true story as well

A great film from Spike Lee. Though set firmly in the past, he doesn't miss a trick making the parallels to the present-day stand out. Arguably a little heavy-handed at the conclusion, perhaps, but it's totally forgivable, and largely reinforces what's gone before. But aside from the history (more in a minute), it's an enjoyable, rather funny and very well-made film. There's a spectacularly well-framed crowd scene at a rally early on, and a jarring juxtaposition of a recounting of a lynching with a Klan ceremony at the end. Strongly recommended!

... But just be aware that, although large parts of the film are based on a true story, the film's plot apparently does veer from reality towards the end, largely for dramatic (and it is *dramatic*) reasons. Also forgivable.

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