American History X

American History X

American history X is the title of my movie. American History X focuses on the life of a skinhead. The main character of this movie is Edward Norton. Edward Norton gives an impassioned performance as Derek Vinyard, a Southern Californian skinhead who must do time after committing a hateful murder. Once in jail, his mind opens and he sees the error of his ways. Upon reentering the real world, he must now turn his attentions to his younger brother Danny, who is swiftly heading down the same path as his brother. The movies main storytelling device centers on Dannys latent writing ability. After turning in a glowing review of Hitlers “Mein Kampf”, when asked to discuss a book about civil rights, Dannys now being forced by a concerned, hard-love school teacher to write an account of Dereks journey from the “heights” of murderous skinhead leadership to the depths of brutal rape in a prison shower. In the film there are unnerving scenes of racial violence: of black youths kicking a helpless white student in a high school restroom; of a Korean-owned grocery store terrorized by skinhead thugs; of an African American whose skull is split open by a skinhead who

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