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Crooklyn. 1994. USA. Directed by Spike Lee. With Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, Zelda Harris. 115 min.
Spike Lee’s most autobiographical film, penned with siblings Joie Susannah Lee and
Cinqué Lee, brings us to Bed-Stuy in 1973, a life-changing summer for nine-year-old tomboy Troy (Zelda Harris). In this portrait of domestic life in its most formative moments, Wynn Thomas’s production design brings the Carmichael family brownstone to life, creating a home awash in warm tones and textures, set against a city block that contains the world. The lived-in comforts of Thomas’s design, like a television serving as a portal into the joyous world of Soul Train, or the crowded dining table where the rowdy siblings knock elbows, cocoons us in Troy’s childhood space.
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