MON CINEMA: Malcolm X & Omar Khayyam ;0)

MON CINEMA: Malcolm X & Omar Khayyam ;0)
by Darius Kadivar
29-Nov-2008
 

Morgan Freeman quotes Persian Poet Omar Khayyam's Famous Quatrain: The Moving Finger in the 1981 TV film The Death of a Prophet about the last 24 hours of the life of controversial Black Muslim Activist Malcolm X before his fatal assassination by members of the Nation of Islam. Denzel Washington was to portray Malcolm X in Spike Lee's 1992 Feature Film  that earned him an Oscar Nomination in 1993.

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.

- Omar Khayyam, The Rubaiyat, Quatrain XI

Watch Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7geoJAO4H8

Recommended Reading:

Khayyam with Popcorn by Darius KADIVAR (Iranian.com)

You can find the DVD on Amazon.com

 

 

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spectacular blog

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and so topical. ;o)

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spectacular blog

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and so topical. ;o)

thanks (again...) 


Darius Kadivar

Merci Ebi Jaan ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

That's it. Great Movie.

Thanks, Your Good too as a Movie buff ;0)

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ebi amirhosseini

Mr kadivar Aziz

by ebi amirhosseini on

Absolutely right,I never forget him in "Shawshank Redemption" & " Glory".Though both Robbins & Washington are great actors,but in both films,one always remembers Freeman first !.

For you:

 


Darius Kadivar

bajenaghe and ebi Jaan

by Darius Kadivar on

Indeed Morgan Freeman is one of the great talents today and ages well like good wine ;0)

We rarely realize how much actors in supporting roles can often steal the show from the films main character. Freeman is one of these rare gems whose presence or abscence makes a huge difference to the general quality of a film. He often is cast in a supporting role but who remembers Brad Pitt in Seven ? Honestly Freeman was in full command in that movie. Same thing in a film he did with Tom Robbins, I forgot the title but It tool place in the 60's and he was a prisoner with Burton and they try to find a way of running away. It was a very intelligent film.

Thanks Ebi Jan as always ;0)

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ebi amirhosseini

Mr Kadivar aziz

by ebi amirhosseini on

Nice post.

Sepaas for sharing.


bajenaghe naghi

darius jan

by bajenaghe naghi on

i enjoy morgan freeman movies a lot and i try to see all of them. i fell in love with his voice in the 1994 movie shawshank redemption which is one of my favorate movies. i have seen most of his films after this date but non of the ones before. i think i will start renting these older films. 


Darius Kadivar

Ok No Problem

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Hope you like the link anyhow.

Best,

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I didn't say I didn'tlike smiles

by Anonymous Wonderer (not verified) on

It's very interesting! I didn't ask why yes, or why no, and I don't know why you think I don't like smiles, but I was merely wondering what the winking and smirking face was for. So, the answer is, you found an interesting find that confirms Omar Khayyam's universal appeal and that deserves a wink and a smile, that's very interesting.


Darius Kadivar

Anonymous Wonderer

by Darius Kadivar on

Why Not ?

I simply find it is an interesting find I made which confirms of Omar Khayyam's Universality. Too Bad you don't like smiles.


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I was wondering...

by Anonymous Wonderer (not verified) on

What's the winking, smirking face for? I mean at the end of the title, not the avatar. What is it for?