Malcolm X, a 1972 documentary, is like the man himself great, extraordinary, tragic, and in the
end triumphant. This documentary is excellent reference material for
anyone who has read his autobiography or has seen Spike Lee's 1992 film
of the same name. I often compare this documentary to another gem
Martin Luther King: From Montgomery To Memphis (1970).The producers of
Malcolm X allows the man through a montage of footage of his speeches,
voice overs, and occasional narration by James Earl Jones and an
appearance by Louis Farrakhan formerly known as Louis X to speak for
The producers of this film knew not to include people whom would give
many opinions of Malcolm X, therefore compromising an understandable
portrait of the man. This style of documenting ones life is rarely seen
today, but needs to return. The viewer is left with a sympathetic, but
proud feeling of having had such an intelligent, brilliant, but often
flawed man on earth, even just for a little while. I rate this movie
**** excellent. Check it out, it is on video.
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