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One Day, When I Was Lost: A Scenario Based on Alex Haley's the Autobiography of Malcolm X

One Day, When I Was Lost: A Scenario Based on Alex Haley's the Autobiography of Malcolm X

James Baldwin

ISBN: 9780307275943

With spare, elegant yet forceful dialogue and fresh, precise camera directions, Baldwin breathes cinematic life into the controversial and important figure Malcolm X, offering a new look at a man who changed himself in order to change the country.

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Based on Alex Haley's bestselling classic "The Autobiography of Malcolm X," a rare, lucidly composed screenplay from one of America's great masters of letters.Son of a Baptist minister; New York City hustler; honor student; convicted criminal; powerful minister in the Nation of Islam; father and husband: Malcolm X transformed himself, time and again, in order to become one of the most feared, loved, and undeniably charismatic leaders of twentieth-century America. No one better represents the tumultuous times of his generation, and there is no one better to capture him and his milieu than James Baldwin. With spare, elegant, yet forceful dialogue and fresh, precise camera directions, Baldwin breathes cinematic life into this controversial and important figure, offering a new look at a man who changed himself in order to change the country.
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James Baldwin

James Baldwin

James Arthur Baldwin was born in Harlem, New York City, Aug. 2, 1924 and died on Nov. 30, 1987. He offered a vital literary voice during the era of civil rights activism in the 1950s and '60s. The eldest of nine children, his stepfather was a minister. At age 14 , Baldwin became a preacher at the small Fireside Pentecostal Church in Harlem. After he graduated from high school, he moved to ... view full profile

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