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American History X

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Here's a dramatic display of important events in the history of black Americans. The colorful illustrations begin with the arrival of the first African slaves in Jamestown in 1619 and end with the appointment of Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state. The strip is 8 1/2 inches high and over 14 feet long.

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Perhaps the highest compliment you can pay to Edward Norton is that his Oscar-nominated performance in American History X nearly convinces you that there is a shred of logic in the tenets of white supremacy. If that statement doesn't horrify you, it should; Norton is so fully immersed in his role as a neo-Nazi skinhead that his character's eloquent defense of racism is disturbingly persuasive--at least on the surface. Looking lean and mean with a swastika tattoo and a mind full of hate, Derek Vinyard (Norton) has inherited racism from his father, and that learning has been intensified through his service to Cameron (Stacy Keach), a grown-up thug playing tyrant and teacher to a growing band of disenfranchised teens from Venice Beach, California, all hungry for an ideology that fuels their brooding alienation.

The film's basic message--that hate is learned and can be unlearned--is expressed through Derek's kid brother, Danny (Edward Furlong), whose sibling hero-worship increases after Derek is imprisoned (or, in Danny's mind, martyred) for the killing of two black men. Lacking Derek's gift of rebel rhetoric, Danny is easily swayed into the violent, hateful lifestyle that Derek disowns during his thoughtful time in prison. Once released, Derek struggles to save his brother from a violent fate, and American History X partially suffers from a mix of intense emotions, awkward sentiment, and predictably inevitable plotting. And yet British director Tony Kaye (who would later protest against Norton's creative intervention during post-production) manages to juggle these qualities--and a compelling clash of visual styles--to considerable effect. No matter how strained their collaboration may have been, both Kaye and Norton can be proud to have created a film that addresses the issue of racism with dramatically forceful impact. --Jeff Shannon


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  • Actors: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien, Ethan Suplee
  • Directors: Tony Kaye
  • Writers: David McKenna
  • Producers: Lawrence Turman, Steve Tisch, Kearie Peak, Bill Carraro, Michael De Luca
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Anamorphic, Black & White, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: WarnerBrothers
  • DVD Release Date: January 8, 2008
  • Run Time: 119 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 1,601 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 6305313687
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,595 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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