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Spike Lee's, Malcolm X, is one of the greatest screen biographies; celebrating the whole sweep of an American life that began in sorrow and bottomed out on the streets and in prison before its hero reinvented himself. Watching the film, I understood more clearly how we do have the power to change our own lives, and how fate doesn't deal all of the cards. The film is inspirational, educational, and entertaining; therefore, all movies must have a purpose before they can be anything else. The hero was born and his name was Malcolm little, whose father was a minister who preached the beliefs of Marcus Garvey, the African-American leader who taught that white Americans would never accept black people and that their best hope lay in returning to Africa. Years later, Malcolm also become a minister and he taught variations of the theme, but first he had to go through a series of identities, conversions, and hard lessons of life.
Malcolm was victimized by violence and his father was murdered, which they blamed the Klan. His mother was unable to support her children, and Malcolm was parceled out to a foster home. He
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Lee's films always have an underlying fairness, an objectivity that is sometimes overlooked. A revealing scene in Malcolm X shows Malcolm on the campus of Columbia University, where a young white girl tells him that her heart is in the right place and that she supports his struggle. "What can I do to help?" she asks. "Nothing," Malcolm says coldly, and walks on. His single word could have been the punch line for the scene, but Lee sees more deeply, and ends the scene with the hurt on the young woman's face. There will be a time, later in Malcolm's life, when he will have a different answer to her

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