Friday, June 7, 2013

Malcolm X - S. Lee 1992


One might be justified in expecting a bunch of 15 year old students to find this opus inconveniently drawn-out and exhaustive, especially after having spent several weeks of English lessons studying extracts of the film, therefore being already familiar with the unfolding of events.

I reckon a homage is due to Spike Lee's skillful film-making as they have, instead, sat quiet and wide-eyed through the whole film, not even yawning from the inexorable lack of class-room oxygen.

It IS good, for a biopic. But long!


  

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