Spike Lee's Gotta Have It: Inside Guerrilla Filmmaking

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987. First Edition, a paperback original. Perfect bound in illustrated wrappers. Copy belonging to ex-Columbia Pictures chairman David Puttnam, and colorfully INSCRIBED by Spike Lee: "To David Puttnam / Thanks for everything / I appreciate it / Fuck Columbia!!! / love, Spike Lee." Housed in a custom slipcase.

British film producer David Puttnam was chairman of Columbia Pictures from 1986-1988, and was a strong proponent of Lee’s work, green lighting "School Daze," Lee’s followup to "She’s Gotta Have It" and first studio picture. Puttnam’s abrupt departure as chairman after Columbia merged with TriStar left several high profile projects he supported temporarily in limbo, including "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" and "The Last Emperor," in addition to "School Daze."

Lee's work is noted for examining controversial social and political issues, including race relations and urban poverty. He and his films continue to be outspoken voices addressing inequality in America. "Spike Lee's Gotta Have It" maps out Lee's creative process for his landmark 1986 independent hit "She's Gotta Have It," including excerpts from his journal, a full transcript of the screenplay, and an interview with music journalist Nelson George.

Light crease to the spine panel, else just about Fine in a custom slipcase.

[Book #140717]

Price: $750.00