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Malcolm X (1972)

James Earl Jones narrates this fascinating and moving documentary about the life of the assassinated black leader through various sources.

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Biographical Narration (voice)
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Eulogy (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Ali ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Leon Ameer ...
Himself (archive footage)
Vida Blue ...
Himself (archive footage)
H. Rap Brown ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Rap Brown)
John Carlos ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Eldridge Cleaver ...
Himself (archive footage)
Ella Collins ...
Herself - Remarks After Death of Malcolm X (archive footage)
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Herself (archive footage)
Lee Evans ...
Himself - 1968 Olympics (archive footage) (as L. Evans)
Charles Evers ...
Himself (archive footage)
James Farmer ...
Himself - Remarks After Death of Malcolm X (archive footage)
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James Earl Jones narrates this fascinating and moving documentary about the life of the assassinated black leader through various sources.

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24 May 1972 (USA)  »

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Excellent portrait of a great, but complex man
17 October 2003 | by (Decatur, Ga) – See all my reviews

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 himself.

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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