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  • Derek And The White People
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    AMERICAN HISTORY American History X (1998) illustrates how segregation is aggravated by missing father figures as well as the herd mentality of the characters in the film. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's concept of the herd mentality states that people need a concept or a worldview to adopt in order to give meaning to their lives. This herding of people who choose to adopt this certain ideal or ideals in effect causes the stifling of individual thoughts or creativity because everyone ch...
  • Derek And Danny
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    "American History X"Derek & Danny's Turning Point Many factors contribute to decisions we make, often life changing decisions, like we see in "American History X" with brothers Danny and Derek. Both are active skinheads in Venice California, under command of Cameron Alexander a Neo-Nazi leader. Derek and Danny were not raised as racist, but when their father was killed by a black gang member, their views changed. Derek's turning point for the better was during his time in jail. His brother is he...
  • Wax From The Contusion Bees Mendevolin
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    The Labours Of Mendevolin ACT I SCENE I (HIGH PRIEST on stage right. Enter MENDEVOLIN stage left. HIGH PRIEST crosses to centre stage to meet MENDEVOLIN there.) MENDEVOLIN: High Priest Marchand! HIGH PRIEST: Ahh Mendevolin, it is such a pleasure to see you again. MENDEVOLIN: Let's disperse with the pleasantries. Take me to my father. HIGH PRIEST: There are things you must know Mendevolin. Your father has not been well. He has been slowly passing away for the last few months. This is why we have ...
  • Chris And Derek
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    Let Him Have It How does Peter Medak, director of Let Him Have It create sympathy for Derek Bentley The opening scene of this film has slow piano solo music playing, with white Credits on a black background to show that the film is serious. It is actually a drama documentary, which means that as well as being dramatic the film is also factual. From the start of the film, Peter Medak chose to present Derek Bentley as a victim. The first thing in the film that you see is a high angled shot of Dere...
  • Derek And Danny
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    American History X is a movie about the significance of hate crimes and how to overcome racism. The movie starts in black and white representing a flash back. Derek, who is a neo-nazi, kills two black men after they break into his car. One of them he smashes his face against the curb. Derek gets thrown in jail for three years. Danny, his younger brother, is on the same path as Derek was. Once Derek gets out of jail all he tries to do is turn Danny away from the racism that consumes his life. Dan...
  • Paper About Derek
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    "American History X" is a movie that was made in the year of 1998. This film is starring Edward Norton who plays the lead role of Derek Vineyard. This movie takes place in Venice Beach, and Compton. It portrays the life Derek before during and after his involvement in a gang. The story is told through the narration of his younger brother Danny. The movie begins with the crime that Derek commits that puts him in jail. A car of black men come to his house and begins to vandalize his car. His littl...
  • End Derek And Danny
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    American History X is a story about two brothers, Danny Vineyard and the oldest brother Derek Vineyard. The movie starts off with Danny getting in trouble at school. Danny, who just happens to be a young skin head, was sent to the principle's office for turning in a school paper about Hitler titled Mein Kampf. The principle decides that as his punishment, Danny would have to write a paper on his older brother Derek. Danny has to write about the events that took place, that lead to his brother's ...
  • Dinner Scene Derek
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    1. Danny Vinyard was influenced greatly by his brother. Derek Vinyard was basically the write hand man of Cameron Alexander, who was the leader of the D.O.C. Danny probably saw that Derek was in a high position and idolized him so therefore he took steps to someday hold the position Derek held. 2. Derek was greatly influenced by his father. In the movie they showed a flash back with Derek's father and they were sitting around eating dinner. Derek mentions Mr. Sweeney and how he was black and how...
  • Derek And Danny
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    American History X The film American History X gives a new meaning to racism. The story is about modern-day racial hatred going on in the United States today. The purpose of the story is to realize that racial hatred does not accomplish anything except create more hate. The director and writer of this movie accomplish their purpose through character development, the targeted audience, and cinematography. Character development best helps to accomplish the purpose of the movie. The most developed ...
  • Back Onto The Adult Figure Derek
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    American History X: Influences On Youth Today American History X: Influences On Youth Today It is important to be proud of who you are and where you have come from. After watching the film American History X, whites are far from proud. We are ashamed to admit that people just like us can act in such a horrible and disillusioned way toward those that are different. As you watch, you see scenes of brutal violence, hear songs of hate and feel the pain of all involved. These acts show the viewers ho...

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