The movie from 1992 featuring Denzel Washintong and directed by Spike Lee. A fantastic soundtrack with some great tunes and songs by Terence Blanchard.
I’m a massive Denzel Washinton fan – I must have watched everything he has done so far. He is also on my top ten list the sexiest men I know about, he is #4. His voice, the way he moves … the eyes, the body … the laughter … the smile and that beautiful mouth with those lips – I just can’t get enough of the full package.
Another of my favorite movies … 202 min long and it always keep me awake. Its so good as it gets. An epic film in the history of cinema in my book. Spectacular!!! And I personal believe Denzel are Malcom X – not possible to come closer to the truth.
I don’t remember anything about Malcom X from school and he as murdered 2 years after I finished school. So when the movie came out – I knew very little about who he were and what he stood for.
After seeing the movie I bought the “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”, but I can’t say I really clicked with book or the man. But in the movie I was totally there. Don’t know if I should have read the book before I watched the movie.
The dance scene is choreographed with the help of Frankie Manning (blue suit) & Norma Miller (yellow dress) also performed in the scene. Song is “Flying Home” by Lionel Hampton. I think Spike Lee in the lime green suit does a good afford on the dance floor and even Denzel in the dark striped are on his feet.
Lindy Hop seems to be a mad … and fun dance – I can’t even imaging myself giving it a try – I leave that up to the professionals.
Al Freeman, Jr.
An epic portrayal of the life and times of the slain civil rights leader Malcolm X begins with the cross-cut imagery of the police beating of black motorist Rodney King juxtaposed with an American flag burning into the shape of the letter X. The movie jumps back to World War II-era Boston, where Malcolm Little is making his living as a hustler. The son of a Baptist preacher who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan.
Malcom aka Little was raised by foster parents after his mother was deemed clinically insane; as an adult, he turned to a life of crime, which leads to his imprisonment on burglary charges. In jail, Little receives epiphany in the form of an introduction to Islam; and he his marriage to a Muslim nurse named Betty Shabazz follows, after which X spearheads a well-attended march on a Harlem hospital housing a Muslim recovering from an episode of police brutality.
The march’s success helps elevate X to the position of Islam’s national spokesperson. There is dissension in the ranks, however, and soon X is targeted for assassination by other Nation leaders; Malcolm’s influence is growing. After getting wind of the murder plot, X leaves the Nation of Islam, embarking on a pilgrimage to Mecca; renouncing his separatist beliefs, his oratories begin embracing all races and cultures. During a 1965 speech, Malcolm X is shot and killed, reportedly by Nation of Islam members. (text: rottentomates.com)
“Malcom X” is a very powerful and strong movie – about a man with strong believes and with a enormous will to make a difference.
And today we have a black president in the White House since 2009 and also one of the most powerful men in the world.
“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
“My Prayer” is a 1939 popular song with music by salon violinist Georges Boulanger and lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy. It was originally written by Boulanger with the title “Avant de Mourir” in 1926. The lyrics for this version were added by Kennedy in 1939. Glenn Miller recorded the song that year for a #2 hit and The Ink Spots’ version featuring Bill Kenny reached #3 as well that year. (text; wikipedia.org)
On the soundtrack and in the movie it’s preformed by The Ink Spots, but here with The Platters. A great track. Personal I thought this song was much younger … 1926???!!!
Information and some text from rottentomatoes.com & imdb.com – thanks!
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