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Do the Right Thing: The Fresh Air Review

Unlike other film critics, Stephen Schiff isn't so troubled by the ambiguous ending of Spike Lee's third movie. Schiff admires the way Do the Right Thing smartly grapples with race relations, but he's frustrated by how inconsistent the characters are, a directorial flaw that serves the sometimes twisting plot.

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Other segments from the episode on June 29, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 29, 1989: Interview with Arlie Hochschild; Commentary on international pop music hits; Interview with Ian Frazier; Review of the film "Do the Right Thing."

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