Ref NoGUA/9/1/1/48
TitleSpike Lee
DateSeptember 1997
Extent1 VHS, part of 1 VHS, 1 mp4 (20.3 MB) and part of 1 mp4 (22.1 MB)
Creator NameGuardian Newspapers Limited
Leagas Delaney
DescriptionFour versions of a colour advert with sound for a Guardian feature containing exclusive extracts from Spike Lee's new book which began on 13 September 1997. The advert shows sepia coloured footage of Spike Lee speaking while basketball related icons emerge from his mouth. The advert ends on a shot of the Guardian and Weekend Guardian.

a). Commentary: "Tomorrow. Spike Lee mouths off about basketball. African American culture. Basketball. Growing up in Brooklyn. Basketball. His family. Basketball. Making movies. Basketball. Making TV commercials. Basketball. Racism. Basketball. Malcolm X. Basketball. Michael Jordan and err basketball. Read exclusive extracts from his new book, 'Best Seat in the House,' only in the Guardian." Duration: 30 seconds. The advert starts at 00.07 on the mp4 file.

b). Similar to a) but a poorer quality version with a slightly modified commentary. Duration: 30 seconds. The advert starts at 00.49 on the mp4 file.

c). Similar to a) but a shorter edit. Duration: 10 seconds. The advert starts at 01.27 on the mp4 file.

d). Duplicate of a). Duration: 30 seconds. The advert starts at 00.45 on the mp4 file.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess via GNM Digital Repository.
Related Materiald). VHS and mp4 also contains the following Guardian adverts: GUA/9/1/1/49a and GUA/9/1/1/50a.
FormatElectronic record
Video recording

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