Komplette Handlung und Informationen zu Malcolm X. Boston in den 40er-Jahren. Malcolm Littles "Karriere" beginnt wie die vieler schwarzer Ghetto-Kids: Ein. Malcolm X. KINOSTART: • Filmbiografie • USA () • MINUTEN. Lesermeinung. prisma-Redaktion. Originaltitel. Malcolm X. Produktionsdatum. Der rechtsradikale Ku-Klux-Klan terrorisiert den kleinen Malcom und seine Familie. Als sein Vater schließlich ermordet wird, gerät Malcom auf die schiefe Bahn. Seine Mutter kommt mit dem Tod ihres Mannes nicht zurecht, und Malcoms Zukunftschancen.
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Der rechtsradikale Ku-Klux-Klan terrorisiert den kleinen Malcom und seine Familie. Als sein Vater schließlich ermordet wird, gerät Malcom auf die schiefe Bahn. Seine Mutter kommt mit dem Tod ihres Mannes nicht zurecht, und Malcoms Zukunftschancen. Malcolm X ist ein US-amerikanisches Filmdrama des Regisseurs Spike Lee aus dem Jahr Es handelt vom Leben und Tod des Black-Muslim-Anführers. Eigentlich mögen wir solche Filme - hier aber, trotz Top-Schauspielern - leider verstolpert. Der Film orientiert sich nur sehr grob an der geschichtlichen Realität,. Entdecken Sie hier reduzierte Filme und Serien auf DVD oder Blu-ray. Wird oft zusammen gekauft. Malcolm X. MALCOLM X USA R: Spike Lee D: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo. Min. Spike Lees Biopic setzt im Boston der. Komplette Handlung und Informationen zu Malcolm X. Boston in den 40er-Jahren. Malcolm Littles "Karriere" beginnt wie die vieler schwarzer Ghetto-Kids: Ein. Malcolm X ist ein wirklich beeindruckender Film geworden. Denzel Washington, der Anfang der 90er bereits frischen Star Staus hatte, brilliert hier in der Rolle.
Komplette Handlung und Informationen zu Malcolm X. Boston in den 40er-Jahren. Malcolm Littles "Karriere" beginnt wie die vieler schwarzer Ghetto-Kids: Ein. Malcolm X ist ein wirklich beeindruckender Film geworden. Denzel Washington, der Anfang der 90er bereits frischen Star Staus hatte, brilliert hier in der Rolle. Der rechtsradikale Ku-Klux-Klan terrorisiert den kleinen Malcom und seine Familie. Als sein Vater schließlich ermordet wird, gerät Malcom auf die schiefe Bahn. Seine Mutter kommt mit dem Tod ihres Mannes nicht zurecht, und Malcoms Zukunftschancen.
James McDaniel Brother Earl. Spike Lee Director. Alex Haley Writer Book. Malcolm X Writer Book. Arnold Perl Writer Screenplay.
Spike Lee Writer Screenplay. Spike Lee Producer. Marvin Worth Producer. Terence Blanchard Original Music.
Ernest R. Dickerson Cinematographer. Barry Alexander Brown Film Editor. Definitive Angela Bassett Roles. September 7, Rating: A Full Review….
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July 25, Full Review…. March 4, Full Review…. View All Critic Reviews Feb 22, I have no idea why Denzel Washington didn't get an award for his performance here.
A superb movie from Spike Lee that makes you think about the revered civil rights leader. A superb biopic.
Ian W Super Reviewer. Jun 04, Now that is how you make a biopic. Lee uses X's autobiography, penned by Alex Haley, as the source material.
While this renders the film an easy target for critics who want a more objective look at this historical figure, I believe Lee, walking in step with the subject of the film, smartly becomes the provocateur.
Malcolm X was not an easy figure to wrap your head around. With seemingly equal capacity for both love and vitriol, a film that tried to focus on one facet of his personality, while consequently ignoring the many other ones that made this man so enigmatic, would feel dishonest.
Lets face it, this film was bound to rustle some feathers, and I think it was a smart move to let the man speak for himself. And how could you review the film without mentioning the great Denzel?
How he manages to pull off such a complex character with such ease is absolutely stunning. That he lost the Oscar to Pacino is still one of the most egregious crimes the academy has ever committed.
While Lee's career may be wading in troubled water as of now, Malcolm X gives me hope that he will soon rebound.
Reid V Super Reviewer. Feb 28, Malcolm X was interesting, but way too long. At a certain point, I just tuned out. Fortunately, Denzel Washington was amazing and his acting along kept me somewhat involved.
Sam E Super Reviewer. Feb 18, I find it ironic that Denzel Washington is playing who is possibly the most iconic anti-integration black man in history, and next to Will Smith, he's the whitest black man in film, but hey, that only makes the film deeper and more provocative.
Almost three-and-a-half hours, it better be provocative. After this, I better want to get plastic surgery to look black and then actually join the Black Panthers, which seems pretty possible, considering that by the time you finish watching this film, the universe will have already collapsed, reset and progressed to the A.
Holy cow, I need some kind of a life, even if it can't be anything as extravagant as Malcolm X's life. Well, to be fair, Forrest Gump's life wasn't as eventful as Malcolm X's, partially because Gump was just some dumb guy that got caught up in some cool stuff, whereas Malcolm X was black "and" muslim, two people that were doing all kinds of crazy stuff between the '40s and '60s, so one can only imagine what you get when you cross them together.
I guess you could say that if you crossed a black and a muslim, you would get "Malcolm Little in the Middle", and by extension, the inspiration for a pretty good film, which isn't to say that this film doesn't fall into one too many missteps here and there.
I'm not gonna say that Malcolm X's life is underwhelming, but I'm not quite sure that the "short" version should be minutes. Well, sure enough, although most of the film is tight, when it goes loose, it falls out, and you with it, because after a while, watching a bunch of black people dancing at a night club get unengaging enough, let alone when you're actually trying to tell a story so much that it eventually loses steam.
Of course, what does more to damage this film isn't the looseness, but the tightness, as well as the style.
The overstylized storytelling is at its worst during the flashbacks to Little's childhood, where things feel so devoid of genuineness, due to everything feeling so tacked-on and overwhelmed with histrionic energy, especially when it comes to the unbelievably overbearing score.
Still, just because that's where the overstylizing is at its most intense, that doesn't mean that overstylizing doesn't plage much of the film, because there are countless moments of "Wait what was that?
The film is well-produced, runs a mammoth length and is with a story so worth telling it's unreal, and the latter fact is one known too much by Spike Lee, so much so that even with all of the forced theatrics, he only wants to "tell" the story of Malcolm X, rather than revive it, which isn't to say that this film is totally vacant of emotion, but it is to say that the story structure is too conventional and safe to the point of being messy, leaving every transition in between arcs in Little's life - from his criminal life, his conversion to Muslim and, of course, his leadership of the Black Panthers - to feel inorganic and somewhat inconsistent, because Lee is so desperate to keep Little's story as faithful as possible that he forgets to truly captivate his audience, leaving the film to run on only so much juice.
However, the film is nowhere near bad, for although Spike Lee's dream project is all but ruined by his dreaming just a little too big, it's still a fascinating story of a man's entire mindset changing as he goes from being a following nobody to a leading icon, and while it stands to be executed better, it's still an experience worth having, especially considering that, as I said, it's pretty darn well-produced.
What makes the production designs so impressive is the fact that they are subtle, being elaborate enough for you to really see the time, yet pulled back enough for you to feel the time.
There's no overemphasis on the '40s or '50s or '60s, let alone the transitions into all of them, yet they're reconstructed so fashionably, keeping you engaged in the time without it feeling as though it's interrupting the story, only supplementing it.
The same can be said about the cinematography, which is subtle and graceful. True, early on, the overemphasis on lighting got to be a bit annoying, but on the whole, the cast of a shadow or a beam of light is played upon subtley, but noticably, and it really supplements the tone on many occasions.
I must say that I absolutely dug such scenes as the prison solitary confinement sequence, which is illuminated only by what limited light is salvaged through the feeding doors, and it gives you such a perfect sense of isolation and claustrophbia that strongly reflects and symbolizes the anguish and pain that is falling upon the shoulders of Little, not just in that moment, but many others, which isn't to say that cinematographer Ernest Dickerson is the only one carrying scenes like that, because the real star of this show is, of course, Mr.
Denzel Washington. Perhaps they could have done a better casting job for the sake of physcial authenticity, but when it comes to embodying such a layered soul as Mr.
Malcolm, few people could do as good of a job as the great Denzel Washington, and sure enough, the atmosphere that Washington emits is powerful, whether he's portraying a hardcore criminal like Detroit Red, a searching soul like El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz or an influential leader like Malcolm X.
In , Worth made a well-received documentary, Malcolm X , which received an Academy Award nomination in that category.
The project remained unrealized. However, several major entertainers were attached to it at various times, including Richard Pryor , Eddie Murphy , and director Sidney Lumet.
In , Worth commissioned a screenplay from novelist James Baldwin , who was later joined by Arnold Perl , a screenwriter who had been a victim of McCarthy -era blacklisting.
Perl died in In , Baldwin wrote of his experience, "I think that I would rather be horsewhipped, or incarcerated in the forthright bedlam of Bellevue, than repeat the adventure".
Due to the revisions, the Baldwin family asked the producer to take his name off the credits. The production was considered controversial long before filming began.
The crux of the controversy was Malcolm X's denunciation of whites before he undertook his hajj. He was, arguably, not well regarded among white citizens by and large; however, he had risen to become a hero in the African-American community and a symbol of blacks' struggles, particularly during the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H.
In the three years before the movie's release, sales of The Autobiography of Malcolm X had increased percent, and four of his books had a nine-fold increase in sales between and Once Warner Bros.
Jewison, director of the seminal civil rights film In the Heat of the Night , was able to bring Denzel Washington into the project to play Malcolm X.
Jewison and Washington previously worked together in the film A Soldier's Story. A protest erupted over the fact that a white director was slated to make the film.
Lee and others felt that it was appropriate that only a black person should direct Malcolm X. After the public outcry against Jewison, Worth came to the conclusion that "it needed a black director at this point.
It was insurmountable the other way There's a grave responsibility here. Lee confirmed Jewison's position, stating, "If Norman actually thought he could do it, he would have really fought me.
But he bowed out gracefully. Spike Lee was soon named the director, and he made substantial changes to the script. But it's not like I'm sitting atop a mountain saying, 'Screw everyone, this is the Malcolm I see.
Soon after Spike Lee was announced as the director and before its release, Malcolm X received criticism by black nationalists and members of the United Front to Preserve the Legacy of Malcolm X, headed by poet and playwright Amiri Baraka , who were worried about how Lee would portray Malcolm X.
One protest in Harlem drew over people. Looking back on the experience of making the film and the pressure he faced to produce an accurate film, Lee jokingly stated on the DVD's audio commentary that when the film was released, he and Denzel Washington had their passports handy in case they needed to flee the country.
Washington agreed to play Malcolm X while Norman Jewison was scheduled to direct the film. Still, Lee stated he never envisioned any actor other than Washington in the role.
However, it has been noted that Washington was shorter and had a darker complexion than the real Malcolm X, who stood 6'4" and had notably reddish hair and a lighter complexion.
Spike Lee also encountered difficulty in securing a sufficient budget. Lee told Warner Bros. Following advice from fellow director Francis Ford Coppola , Lee got "the movie company pregnant": taking the movie far enough along into actual production to attempt to force the studio to increase the budget.
Completion Bond Company, which assumed financial control in January , refused to approve any more expenditures; in addition, the studio and bond company instructed Lee that the film could be no longer than two hours, fifteen minutes in length.
Their contributions were made as donations; as Lee noted: "This is not a loan. They are not investing in the film. These are black folks with some money who came to the rescue of the movie.
As a result, this film will be my version. Not the bond company's version, not Warner Brothers'. I will do the film the way it ought to be, and it will be over three hours.
A month before the film was released, Lee asked that media outlets send black journalists to interview him. The request proved controversial.
While it was common practice for celebrities to pick interviewers who were known to be sympathetic to them, it was the first time in many years in which race had been used as a qualification.
Lee clarified that he was not barring white interviewers from interviewing him, but that he felt, given the subject matter of the film, that black writers have "more insight about Malcolm than white writers.
The Los Angeles Times explained they did not give writer approval. The editor of Premiere noted that the request created internal discussions that resulted in changes at the magazine: "Had we had a history of putting a lot of black writers on stories about the movie industry we'd be in a stronger position.
But we didn't. It was an interesting challenge he laid down. It caused some personnel changes. We've hired a black writer and a black editor.
Malcolm X's widow, Dr. Betty Shabazz, served as a consultant to the film. Washington prepared by reading books and articles by and about Malcolm X and went over hours of tape and film footage of speeches.
The play opened in and earned Washington a warm review by Frank Rich , who was at the time the chief theater critic of The New York Times.
Upon being cast in the film, he interviewed people who knew Malcolm X, among them Betty Shabazz and two of his brothers. Although they had different upbringings, Washington tried to focus on what he had in common with his character: Washington was close to Malcolm X's age when he was assassinated, both men were from large families, both of their fathers were ministers, and both were raised primarily by their mothers.
Malcolm X is the first non-documentary, and the first American film, to be given permission to film in Mecca or within the Haram Sharif.
A second unit film crew was hired to film in Mecca because non-Muslims, such as Lee, are not allowed inside the city.
Lee fought very hard to get filming in Mecca but Warner Bros. New Jersey was considered for filming the Mecca segments. In the end, Lee got money and permission together for filming in Mecca.
The film was made shortly after Mandela's release from prison and during the negotiations to end apartheid in South Africa.
Lee explained that he made "the connection between Soweto and Harlem, Nelson and Malcolm, and what Malcolm talked about: pan-Africanism , trying to build these bridges between people of color.
He is alive in children in classrooms in Harlem, in classrooms in Soweto. The quote goes: "We declare our right on this earth, to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being, in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.
Malcolm X was released in North America on November 18, The film released overseas in , between February and March in Europe. Critic Roger Ebert ranked the film No.
Washington lost to Al Pacino Scent of a Woman , a decision which Lee criticized, saying "I'm not the only one who thinks Denzel was robbed on that one.
The critics' consensus states: "Anchored by a powerful performance from Denzel Washington, Spike Lee's biopic of the legendary civil rights leader brings his autobiography to life with an epic sweep and a nuanced message.
In , Malcolm X was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Malcolm X International theatrical release poster.
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Quotes [ first lines ] Announcer : In the name of Allah the merciful, all praises due to Allah, Lord of all the worlds.
The one God to whom praise is due forever. Crowd : Alaikum-salaam! Announcer : How do you feel? Crowd : Good!
Announcer : Who do we want to hear? Crowd : Malcolm X! Announcer : Are we gonna bring him on? Yes, we gonna bring him on. Well let us hear from our minister, Minister Malcolm X.
Let us bring him on with a round of applause! Crazy Credits Throughout the credits are archival photographs of Malcolm X.
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