School Daze (1988) 720p YIFY Movie

School Daze (1988)

School Daze is a movie starring Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell-Martin. A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college.

IMDB: 5.90 Likes

  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.45G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 121
  • IMDB Rating: 5.9/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 0 / 1

The Synopsis for School Daze (1988) 720p

In the South of the United States are taking place confrontations between two groups of students who have different ideas and are not able to accept the one of the opponent.

The Director and Players for School Daze (1988) 720p

[Role:]Tisha Campbell-Martin
[Role:]Giancarlo Esposito
[Role:Director]Spike Lee
[Role:]Laurence Fishburne

The Reviews for School Daze (1988) 720p

Fascinating, flawed but compulsively watchableReviewed byceebeegeeVote: 7/10

School Daze is billed as a musical comedy but is better described as a comedy-drama with musical numbers as commentary--the only non-diegetic number is "Good and Bad Hair," Lee's all-girl fantasy homage to West Side Story that addresses colorism between the "paper bag-light" sorority Gamma Rays and the darker activist girls. Ebert wrote that this was the first movie he'd seen in a while where the black characters relate to each other instead of a hypothetical white audience--it is this that gives the movie its engrossing authenticity. (If it matters, I'm white.)

As funny as the movie can be, it's also incredibly hard-hitting--there's a sequence in the last 20 minutes where Julian, "Big Brother Al-migh-tee," insists his girlfriend "prove" her love, that's almost unwatchable and yet brutally honest. Lee has been called sexist for his underwritten female characters--there may be some truth to that but School Daze is far more critical of the men than the women. Rachel, Dap's girlfriend, is perhaps the most levelheaded, likable character in the movie, and is strong and supportive of Dap while still maintaining her independence. Even the Gamma Rays, who come off as shallow and colorist in the beginning, are sympathetic as they stand up for and try to aid the pledges during hazing. The characters who come off the worst are the GPG brothers who are, almost to a man, brutish, sadistic and crude. Julian in particular is unredeemable--clever, manipulative and almost sociopathic in his treatment of Jane. Lee supposedly based the movie on his observations at Morehouse and the movie stands as a scathing indictment against the black fraternity system and its abuse of the women's auxiliaries (aka "Little Sisters").

The movie has structural weaknesses (the ending is problematic and seems to come out of nowhere although it fits thematically) but its biggest problem is Lee's flat performance as Half-Pint (and, frankly, he looks a little too old for it). I love Lee's movies but his early tendency to cast himself in major roles was a real weakness--he's just not a good enough actor and his performance always jerks me out of the story. The rest of the cast is fantastic, though, especially Tisha Campbell as Jane and Giancarlo Esposito as Julian. Notice must also be given to Bill Lee's wonderful score. Ultimately it's a movie whose heart and imagination overcome its flaws.

School DazeReviewed byjenjen29204Vote: 9/10

When this movie first came out I was six years old. From then on I would see it from time to time, but wasn't aware of what School Daze was about. Until I decided to go to an HBCU,then I knew exactly what the meaning of this movie was all about. If you have never attended an HBCU, you can't get the full effect of what this movie is saying. This movie gives you just enough of an HBCU. School Daze is special to me because it was filmed in the AUC, where I attended Dear ol Morris Brown College. This is one out of two of my favorite black college movies, Drumline is my other favorite black college movie which was also filmed in the AUC and which I was apart of.

Worth the time and the celluloidReviewed byBStruthandlogicVote: 9/10

This movie isn't for everyone so if you are afraid of talking about racism, colorism and other types of discrimination this movie is not for you.

If you interested in watching something enlightening and educational, this is a movie that is worth the celluloid it was recorded on.

The first time I saw this movie, I was very young and unaware and did not realize the importance of this movie.

However, after seeing it as an adult, I have to say that it was quite ahead of its time and still very relevant today.

If you purchase or rent the DVD, make it a point to listen to the director's commentary. It was very enlightening to learn that a lot of what was going on in the movie was actually happening while he was filming this movie and that is what makes it all that much more important of a film. It was also interesting what he did to create the friction between the groups as well. There was mention of how sorority sisters were being treated by the fraternity men in these colleges. It was also ironic to hear that the person chosen to be play the president of the university was frowned upon because of the way he looked.

I only gave it a 9 because the only flaw that I could find in it was that it could have gone deeper in the discussion of colorism. I feel it did not go deep enough. However as I stated, it is relevant and ahead of its time.

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