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  Malcolm X (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Malcolm X is a 1992 dramatic movie directed by Spike Lee about the African-American activist and Black nationalist Malcolm X.
The story is based on The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley.
The life and times of the famous African-American activist Malcolm X. Born Malcolm Little, his father (a preacher) was murdered by the Klu Klux Klan.
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 Biography of Malcolm X
Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Malcolm was a smart, focused student and graduated from junior high at the top of his class.
Malcolm X is buried at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.
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 Spirituality & Health: Movie Review: Malcolm X   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
In Malcolm X, Spike Lee uses the medium of film to track the spiritual journey of this controversial and charismatic fl Muslim teacher, preacher, and activist.
Once released from prison, Malcolm X dedicates himself to proclaiming the ideas and values of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad (Al Freeman, Jr.), leader of the Nation of Islam.
Malcolm X's gifts as a preacher come across in his vitriolic expose of the myths and hypocrisies of racism in America.
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 Malcolm X Recap - Movie Tome
Spike Lee's "Malcolm X" is one of the great screen biographies, celebrating the whole sweep of an American life that began in sorrow and bottomed out on the streets and in prison before its hero reinvented himself.
The movie then follows Malcolm as he sheds his last name - the legacy, the Muslims preached, of slaveowners - and becomes a fiery street-corner preacher who quickly rises until he is the most charismatic figure in the Black Muslims, teaching that whites are the devil and that fls must become independent and self-sufficient.
A revealing scene in "Malcolm X" shows Malcolm on the campus of Columbia University, where a young white girl tells him that her heart is in the right place and that she supports his struggle.
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 Malcolm X
Malcolm barely acknowledged concern for his wife or children's feelings before the end of his life when he was becoming more aware that it was likely to be cut short.
Malcolm devoted a large portion of his book to that short period of his life, the trip to Mecca and the subsequent conversion during his last year, and Lee did likewise in the movie.
Where the movie was only three hours long, although long by movie standards, in that time Lee attempted to tell the story of a 473-page book, so his rearranging the chronology and condensing and overlapping the characters' lines and roles is understandable and justifiable.
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Malcolm X's father is a preacher, but the KKK came to the house to burn it down.
Malcolm was a man of the people, in his ways of teaching on the street instead of going to college to become a preacher.
The movie Malcolm X showed all the emotion of the original events, and it made the audience feel like they were reliving history.
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 X-Men - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The X-Men were gathered by the benevolent Professor X to protect a world that hates and fears them from Magneto and other threats.
Magneto's character would later be fleshed out to reveal that he once shared a friendship with Professor X and that his decree that mutants must conquer or be conquered grew from his experiences as a Holocaust survivor.
Another controversial move was to have Professor X relocate to space in 1986 after he sustained injuries so severe that only Shiar technology could save his life, while a convenient solar flare prevented Xavier from returning to Earth.
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 Aalmuhammed v. Lee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Aalmuhammed claimed that the movie Malcolm X was a "joint work" of which he was an author, thus making him a co-owner of the copyright.
Malcolm X is a copyrightable work, and it is undisputed that the movie was intended by everyone involved with it to be a unitary whole.
In a movie this definition, in the absence of a contract to the contrary, would generally limit authorship to someone at the top of the screen credits, sometimes the producer, sometimes the director, possibly the star, or the screenwriter-- someone who has artistic control.
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 Malcolm X and A Little Blonde Co-Ed
In the barely three-second shot, Malcolm X (Denzel Washington), having just delivered a fiery college speech, is leaving the stage when a white female student momentarily blocks his path and asks what she, as a white person, can do to help improve racial relations.
Several times in his autobiography, Malcolm X brings up the encounter he had with "one little blonde co-ed" who stepped in, then out, of his life not long after hearing him speak at her New England college.
Malcolm X realized, too late, that there was plenty this "little blonde coed" could have done, that his response to her was inconsistent with what he, his associates, and all fl people wanted to accomplish.
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 Laramie Movie Scope: Malcolm X
Sometimes going to see a movie that is good for you is like eating a food that is good for you, but that you don't like, broccoli, for instance, or like seeing ``Howard's End,'' a movie experience not greatly different than a visit to the dental hygienist to have your gums bled.
Malcolm X, I'm happy to say, is educational, but, like good food, is not hard to swallow.
The rumor on this film is that Malcolm X's widow had a lot of input into it and that would explain why she comes across so very powerfully and positively in the film.
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 ‘Malcolm X’ (PG-13)
Finally, Malcolm (now "Malcolm X") becomes the most prominent disciple of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad (Al Freeman Jr.), before breaking with Muhammad to lead his own movement.
In his devotion to Malcolm X, Lee seems to have figured that a little self-devotion is also in order.
It is vital to the movie's purposes (showing the mentally imprisoning effects of 400 oppressive years) that white people be rendered in shades of cartoonish villainy.
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 ArtForum: Consumed by images - analysis of the movie Malcolm X - Culture Wars
Again, although Malcolm's widow, Betty Shabazz, told Lee that she and Malcolm did not argue (the Nation of Islam deemed obedience paramount in a wife), the film shows her "reading" him in the same bitchified way that Lee's previous fl women characters talk to their mates.
Lee seems primarily fascinated not by Malcolm the political revolutionary--not by critique of racism in conjunction with imperialism and colonialism, and certainly not by the critique of capitalism--but by Malcolm's early view of racism as a masculinist phallocentric power-struggle between white and fl men.
Thus the film's major moment of political resistance is the episode in which Malcolm galvanizes Nation of Islam men in a face-off with white men around the issue of police brutality, scenes in which he is portrayed as a Hitler-type leader, ruling with a leather-clad iron fist.
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 ‘Malcolm X’ (PG-13)
The much-hyped "Malcolm X" happens to be a spiritually enriching testament to the human capacity for change -- and surely Spike Lee's most universally appealing film.
Malcolm, now living with a sluttish white moll and calling himself Detroit Red, falls in with a crime lord, West Indian Archie -- Delroy Lindo milking poison charm from the role as though from the fangs of a cobra.
Elijah Muhammad takes the once-profligate Malcolm under his wing after his release from prison, whereupon Malcolm quickly becomes the holy man's chief spokesman, brilliantly articulating the rage and despair of his people to electrify fls as he terrified white Americans.
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 deseretnews.com - Movie review: Malcolm X | Deseret Morning News Web edition
But how could a movie about Malcolm X not be complex and challenging, for certainly the man was just that.
Malcolm's childhood is revealed in occasional flashbacks, as we see that his preacher father was murdered by Ku Klux Klansmen.
Malcolm finds himself the only fl child in a white school and is told that his ambition to become a lawyer is unrealistic.
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 Malcolm X Movie Review at Hollywood Video
Anchored by Denzel Washington's tour-de-force performance in the title role, Malcolm X is an across-the-board triumph, from Ernest Dickerson's stunning cinematography to Lee's masterful direction.
Using The Autobiography of Malcolm X (as told to Alex Haley) as his template, Lee vividly charts the title character's journey from small-time hood to charismatic leader of the Nation of Islam.
While he's lately been wasting his talent on such unfocused diatribes like Bamboozled and She Hate Me, Malcolm X is a monumental achievement—and a potent reminder of Lee's great skill behind the camera.
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 Malcolm X The Movie - Trust Islam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
For example, Malcolm actually was introduced to Islam by either his brother or a cousin (I dont remember) who wrote him in prison, not from a fellow inmate.
I know that Malcolm and the nation had started hating each other (and nation still does) BUT I would go with the idea that his murder was at the hands of american government instead of the NOI...
The story of Malcolm is still having a big influence, people are taking a interest in islam after hearing about his great life which in the end turn to the right path.
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 Malcolm X
Malcolm was raised in a background of ethnic awareness and dignity, but violence was sparked by white racists trying to stop fl people such as Rev. Little from preaching the fl cause.
Malcolm became a drop-out from school at the age of fifteen.
Interest in Malcolm X has seen a surge recently due to Spike Lee's movie, X. El-Hajj Malik is a source of pride for African-Americans, Muslims, and Americans in general.
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 New movies review information for families at Movies.com
Based on the near classic Autobiography of Malcolm X, this movie is a dramatized documentary of the complete life of Malcolm X. Directed and co-produced by Spike Lee, with Denzel Washington playing a marvellous lead role, this movie continues Lee's tradition of selecting themes that represent the "real" fl America.
Malcolm X was an activist for fl rights, but his ideas were not quite in line with the more popular notions of other fl activists like Martin Luther King.
Lee's directing abilities are superb (this is his first "mainstream" motion picture), and he manages to put you next to Malcolm X in a way that graphically portrays the nature of the fl person, and how it feels to be a minority.
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 Amazon.com: Malcolm X: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The screenplay closely follows Alex Haley's collaboration with Malcolm X on his autobiography, from his early days as a hustler and pimp, to his transformation and his rise to prominence in the Black Muslims and beyond.
Malcolm X cannot truthfully be said to be one of Spike Lee's best films, but it was an important step for him, perhaps the most important one of his career.
Although Malcolm X is not Spike Lee's best film, it's an important film that needed to be made, and it's a good thing that Spike was the one to do it.
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 VH1.com : Movies : Movie : Malcolm X : Plot
Spike Lee's comprehensive film biography of the slain civil rights leader Malcolm X is much more than the depiction of a great man's life.
The first deals with the troubled childhood of Malcolm Little, whose father is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan and whose mother is institutionalized for insanity.
Malcolm X preaches a doctrine of hate against the white man, but a pilgrimage to Mecca softens his beliefs and he endeavors to break free of the strict dogma of the Nation of Islam, with tragic results.
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 Malcolm X (1992)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
This was instrumental in him acquiring the rights to tell Malcolm X's story in 1967, though it would take over 20 years for him to achieve that.
Given the fact that Malcolm X Shabazz had actually changed his anti-white focus, it surprises me that he would accept a chance to adapt his autobiography.
As I previously mentioned, he conveyed all that Malcolm X was, all of his rage and love.
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While Malcolm X (Denzel Washington) begins his life as the crime-committing "Detroit Red," his prison sentence proves to be the turning point of his life, as he joins the Black Muslim movement of Elijah Muhammad.
Malcolm X then sheds his last name and becomes a notoriously fiery speaker, and one of the most charismatic members of the Black Muslim movement, where he declares white people the enemy and urges fl people to proclaim their independence.
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 Malcolm X
Malcolm Shabazz, - Malcolm Shabazz, 12, pleaded guilty to arson and the juvenile equivalent of manslaughter for...
Malcolm X's critique of the education of Black people.
REMEMBERING MALCOLM X: Many are determined to honor slain leader Festival at West End Park at 11 a.m.
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 X-Men Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
In the comic book series, the X-Men were founded by the paraplegic telepath Professor Charles Xavier, alias Professor X. Xavier gathered the X-Men under the cover of a "School For Gifted Children" at a large country estate at 1407 Graymalkin Lane in Salem Center, a city in Westchester County, New York.
A controversial move was to have Professor X relocate to space in 1986 and making Magneto the head of the X-Men.
As of 2005, a third movie, X-Men 3, is scheduled for release in 2006 and filming began in June 2005.
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 Malcolm X movie info - dvds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Born Malcolm Little, son of a Nebraska preacher, on May 19, 1925, he became one of the most militant leaders and charismatic spokesmen of the fl liberation movement before his assassination at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City on February 21, 1965.
Malcolm's tragic assassination is presented as a conspiracy of Nation of Islam leaders; the film shows how his philosophy has been realized in the lives of others who have been moved by his words.
This movie was released in the fall of '92 to critical acclaim not only for Lee, but for every other actor (Denzel Washington, Al Freeman, & Delroy Lindo) and actress (Angela Bassett, & Kate Vernon) who stared in it.
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 Malcolm X Movie Review
Its length and breadth will make it the starting point for many in their understanding of what Malcolm X was about.
It admirably fills that role; it is part historical documentary, part a course on the issues that moved Malcolm X. But it is not really moving in itself.
It wasn't until the end of the film, when we see actually footage of Malcolm X talking, that I realized how good it really was: he has his smile down just right, his laugh.
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 Malcolm X DVD at Video Universe
The controversial chronicle of the life of spiritual and political leader, Malcolm X, assassinated at age 39 by fl extremists, this well-made, epic film is directed by African-American auteur Spike Lee, garnering an Academy Award nomination for Denzel Washington as the charismatic leader.
MALCOLM X began shooting September 16, 1991, and was completed January 26, 1992.
Movies only give you an overview for the the people that are visual learners...to really understand this powerful man you must read about him and ask his daughters about him.
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 Malcolm x Movie Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The greatest part of the movie is when Shorty and Malcolm are getting lectured by the police.
Overall it is a good movie because it teaches us the real Malcolm X and is very good for the soul.
Malcolm X added fascinating new layers of complexity: Black people good, white people bad--unless they're Muslims.
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 Black History Month - Movie Index - Malcolm X   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Based on the autobiography of Malcolm X and a book by Alex Haley, this film follows the life of Malcolm X, the famous African American leader.
Malcolm X goes through changes in his views, and often the change accompanies a significant event in his life.
Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., were both assassinated before they turned 40.
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