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Spike Lee’s Malcolm X

March 28, 2010

Today was the first time I have seen Malcolm X directed by Spike Lee. I know, I know, I’m late but all I have to say is, “Wow”. I am slightly embarrassed to say I didn’t know much about Malcolm X before today. I did read only one excerpt from his autobiography in 2004, however this film, the script, emotion, cinematography, and direction allowed me to be emotionally in tune with American History on the eyes of Malcolm X.

As a film maker working in production I sensed the difficulties that took place during the production of this film. Spike Lee is such an honorable individual to work so hard despite big corporations trying to shut down the crews project. Spike Lee is a man who has changed film in such a big way and I feel blessed to be alive to see his work.

I marveled at Denzel’s performance with bringing such an astute man to life. I was amazed by the length of the film only to learn later that it took less than four months to be shot.

What I adore is the choreography and the history of swing dancing, the production designer for bringing the 1940’s to life in such an amazing way, the emotional visuals from the prison scenes to the order of followers Malcolm and the Nation of Islam created. This film made me admire Malcolm X for his historic pain as a child, to his fight and determination as a Husband, Spiritual Man, Father, and Role Model. American History is a subject that affects  me considering I am an American Woman who experiences the drama of America. It’s not fun, but through the spirit and determination of my leaders, I appreciate living and fighting the good fight.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Kelly Park permalink
    October 14, 2010 4:11 pm

    Thank you for such powerful words and wisdom my sista! I appreciate your honesty and how you paid homage to an incredible man with such eloquence – thank you!

  2. December 8, 2010 9:02 am

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  3. February 20, 2011 6:22 pm


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