Da mayor also reminds the audience of what can happen in one day for the duration of the film, da mayor is constantly in pursuit of mother sister, another elder in brooklyn at the beginning of the film, mother sister wants nothing to do with da mayor, even after he tries to woo her by sweet talking her and bringing her a bouquet of roses. Do the right thing is a 1989 american comedy-drama film produced, written, and directed by spike lee it stars lee and danny aiello, ossie davis, ruby dee, richard edson, giancarlo esposito, bill nunn, john turturro, and samuel l jackson, and is the feature film debut of martin lawrence and rosie perez the story follows a brooklyn neighborhood's simmering racial tension, which culminates in tragedy on a hot summer day. Da mayor is a character in do the right thing, portrayed by the late ossie davis he is an older black man who some call the town drunk he is an older black man who some call the town drunk in the film, he is constantly trying to win both the approval and affection of the neighborhood matron, mother sister. The right hand: the hand of love the story of life is this: static one hand is always fighting the other hand, and the left hand is kicking much ass i mean, it looks like the right hand, love, is finished but hold on, stop the presses, the right hand is coming back yeah, he got the left hand on the ropes, now, that's right.
Do the right thing is a 1989 american comedy-drama film produced, written, and directed by spike lee it stars lee and danny aiello , ossie davis , ruby dee , richard edson , giancarlo esposito , bill nunn , john turturro , and samuel l jackson , and is the feature film debut of martin lawrence and rosie perez.
While it is easy for da mayor (ossie davis) to tell mookie to “do the right thing,” no one really knows what that is, not even da mayor himself, a lonely drunk who, along with mother sister (ruby dee), has seen all that the civil rights movement attempted to accomplish but could not achieve against a white-supremacist america dream. Da mayor: doctor mookie: c'mon, what what da mayor: always do the right thing mookie: that's it da mayor: that's it mookie: i got it i'm gone.
Mother sister is a character in the film do the right thing, portrayed by ruby dee she is an older black woman who observes the neighborhood goings-ons from the window of her brownstone and despises da mayor she is first seen when mookie briefly stops by mother sister's window, and gives him advice she is seen again when da mayor is drinking in front of her brownstone and insults him for being a drunk.
Do the right thing is 25 years old today, and it has never been more fresh spike lee's confrontational masterpiece has now been around for a quarter of a century, and watching it in 2014 is still a two-ton megabomb that burrows under your skin and explodes.
Da mayor: doctor mookie: c'mon, what what da mayor: always do the right thing mookie: that's it da mayor: that's it mookie: i got it, i'm gone. Da mayor's scenes with mother sister (ruby dee) show love at the other end of the time linenone of these people is perfect but lee makes it possible for us to understand their feelings his empathy is crucial to the film, because if you can't try to understand how the other person feels, you're a captive inside the box of yourself.
Always known for constant inebriation, da mayor (played by ossie davis) walks around town always giving advice to the young and old his most practical, yet best, advice that he gives is to mookie at the beginning of the film by simply stating do the right thing the philosophy is so generic and broad but is almost applicable to any circumstance. Do the right thing is a 1989 film that tells a tale of bigotry and racial conflict in a multi-ethnic community in the bedford-stuyvesant neighborhood of brooklyn, new york, on the hottest day of the year.