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American History X (1998)
USA / English
"Some Legacies Must End. "
A former neo-nazi skinhead (Norton) tries to prevent his younger brother (Furlong) from going down the same wrong path that he did.
Edward Norton Derek Vinyard
Edward Furlong Danny Vinyard
Beverly D'Angelo Doris Vinyard
Avery Brooks Dr. Bob Sweeney
Jennifer Lien Davina Vinyard
Ethan Suplee Seth Ryan
Stacy Keach Cameron Alexander
Fairuza Balk Stacey
Elliott Gould Murray
Guy Torry Lamont
William Russ Dennis Vinyard
Joseph Cortese Rasmussen (as Joe Cortese)
Jason Bose Smith Little Henry (as Jason Bose-Smith)
Antonio David Lyons Lawrence
Alex Sol Mitch McCormick
Director: Tony Kaye
Producer: John Morrissey
Writer: David McKenna
A series of cliches
I found it hard to enjoy this film due to the overuse of tacky advertising techniques like slow motion (that were too slow), black and white for the flashbacks and general obvious editing and camera work - like when he has been raped in the shower and is lying on the floor. We see a close up of his Nazi Swastika (as if to hammer home the obvious point). This film tries to be poetic but doesn't succeed. After leaving the cinema, I had forgotten everything. This film doesn't even get close to a film such as The Haine, which had a much stronger build up of characters and story, and leaves a significant impact on the viewer, who can identify with the characters. They seem real. In American History X even the characters seem like cliches picked out from other films.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 4
Imdb rating: 8.5
Musician: Anne Dudley
Running time: 119 min
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:37:2