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"American History X" - Starring Edward Norton & Edward Furlong

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#21 last stand 2.0

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Posted January 21, 2013 - 01:03 AM

It's his best performance. I'd recommend it.

And fight club to me is a better performance because it's just a harder role to play.
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Posted January 21, 2013 - 01:40 AM

I dont get in this movie, as a plot, Edward Norton hates other races until he shared a job with a black man and somehow he likes all races now?

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Posted January 21, 2013 - 12:58 PM

^ It wasn't just that though. Remember he also started to see some hypocrisy within his own group there in the prison making deals & what not with some other races, also then having his own (so to speak) rape him there and afterwards that long talk the black guy looking after him had with him with the speech of has anything you've ever done made things better' or something like that, etc. All those things combined & perhaps more helped him change his ways of thinking and to begin with, he was arguably never really AS hardcore of a racist as some others out there. He was more just full of vulnerabilities, insecurities, and hate that he just had to find a convenient excuse to try & rationalize with & follow.

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Posted January 21, 2013 - 01:48 PM

Racism at its strongest is when it is bred through childhood. Nortons character becomes racist when his father is killed by blacks on the job. So he really was just a young man blaming a race for his fathers murder.

He was never standing on a strong racist foundation to begin with
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Posted January 21, 2013 - 02:55 PM

^ Yep. The scene with Corey Matthews' Father was one of the most powerful in the film surely, how his Father was able to rationalize & justify in his mind and in his son's the affirmative action argument & all as well.

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Posted January 21, 2013 - 03:07 PM

i liked this movie

it shows how your individual actions can not only effect yourself, but others around you aswell


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 04:57 PM

i liked this movie

it shows how your individual actions can not only effect yourself, but others around you aswell

Would make a great after school special.

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Posted April 16, 2013 - 04:57 AM

This is one of my most favorite movie. Man, the look on his face when he was being arrested. That's just total badassery



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 09:37 AM

This is one of my most favorite movie. Man, the look on his face when he was being arrested. That's just total badassery


That scene was amazing.

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Posted April 16, 2013 - 09:52 AM

great movie



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 11:01 AM

That scene was amazing.

No remorse nor guilt, i didn't know that those emotions could be evoked in one smirk. Norton was brilliant there



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 11:18 AM

He got robbed an Oscar.

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Posted April 16, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Man, the look on his face when he was being arrested. That's just total badassery

That scene was amazing.

No remorse nor guilt, i didn't know that those emotions could be evoked in one smirk. Norton was brilliant there

It was one of those unforgettable moments in cinema history.


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