William James Edwards “Bill” Lee is a bassist, composer and conductor. He has played for Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan to name a few.
He is the father of film director Spike Lee, actress Joie Lee, and Cinque Lee. As conductor he has written and composed the score for many of his son, Spike Lee’s films, including She’s Gotta Have It, School Daze, Do The Right Thing and Mo Better Blues.
I’ve been bangin’ Mr. Lee’s music while I work for about a year now. His music has sparked a lot of imagery and scenes for the story I’ve been working on. Very inspirational stuff. Download and give a listen!
*i wonder if i can persuade plans to watch a spike lee joint this afternoon.
unfortunately, this what we all predicted.
a quote from the review itself:
No, it never was going to be easy, but someone needed to put creative sweat into this one, to reach for cinematic solutions to the theatrical challenge. All Perry does is force conventional plots and characters — utter cliches without lives or souls — into the fabric of Shange’s literary work. The hackneyed melodramas get him from one poem to the next but run roughshod over the collective sense of who these women are.
Then, when Perry arrives at the next poetic passage, the switch in writing between him and Shange is jarringly pronounced. The words belong to different worlds.
this is just what i predicted/ expected.