One Day When I Was Lost
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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Based on Alex Haley's The Autobiography of Malcolm X, this 1972 work is Baldwin's only screenplay. It unfurls Malcolm X's life and times. Read full review
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African ain’t going ain’t never Allah ARCHIE Audubon Ballroom Baldwin BARTENDER begins Brother Malcolm can’t Close-up color CUARD dance DANIEL didn’t door drink EARL EGYPTIAN father ﬁnd ﬂoor fuck girl Goodnight hands Harlem he’s head hear Honorable Messenger Hotel Theresa I’ve JAMES BALDWIN JUDGE MERRITT kisses knew laughs LAURA listen LORRAINE LOUISE ma’am MALCOLM and LUTHER MALCOLM looks MALCOLM Oh MALCOLM sits MALCOLM takes Malcolm X MALCOLM Yes MALCOLM’S cell MALCOLM’S face MALCOLM’S point MALCOLM’S VOICE MISS DUNNE Mount Arafat move Movement Muslim nigger Night PLAINCLOTHES point of View prison puts reﬂected remember Shit SHORTY side-view mirror SIDNEY silent Sister Betty slowly smiling SOPHIA staring streets SWERLIN talking tell Thank there’s thing told Traveling shot trying turns Vaseline walking watch what’s white man’s who’s window Yeah You’re young