Spike Lee Recalls Most Memorable Scenes in “Red Hook Summer”
Cinematic heavyweight Spike Lee may not dictate the message of his films to his audience, but the scenes speak for themselves.
The latest flick in Spike’s Chronicles of Brooklyn (which includes “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Do The Right Thing,” “Crooklyn,” “Clockers”, and “He Got Game”) comes in the self-financed “Red Hook Summer,” depicting Atlanta-bred youngster Flik Royale who comes to New York to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse, struggling with religion, love and gentrification.
In an interview with VIBETV, Spike recalls the scenes that were most memorable while filming. “To me everything is memorable but i will say this – those church scenes were memorable because we were having church when we were shooting those,” he says. “People forget about Clarke Peters [who plays Bishop Rouse] and his congregation. People forgot the cameras were rolling.”
Watch an exclusive clip from Spike Lee’s latest Brooklyn tale below. The DVD and Blu-Ray version of “Red Hook Summer” is packed with deleted scenes and hits shelves Friday, Dec. 21.