Monday, November 19, 2012

'Malcolm X’: Spike Lee’s masterpiece turns 20

“We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock; Plymouth Rock landed on us!”

Twenty years ago, Spike Lee movie history.  His epic biopic of the controversial and complex Malcom X became cultural touchstone, made Denzel Washington an A-list superstar and cemented his status as a true auteur to be reckoned with.  Yet the film's path was far from smooth and the movie's success was anything but guaranteed.

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