And I kept asking myself all the time, how did I buy into this shit? Based on the differential association theory, Derek Vinyard may have been influenced by the people surrounding him to become a criminal. As punishment, he is beaten and anally raped in the shower by the Aryan Brotherhood members; Derek recovers and is visited by Sweeney, whom he asks for help to be paroled. About Him Living… with his mother and brother in Venice Beach, California, a neighborhood that has changed significantly over the past decade. Blamed White people, blamed society, blamed God. Before being incarcerated, Derek used to spend all his time and energy fighting for the white agenda. It is possible that some otherwise well-disposed critics may restrain their praise, even unwittingly, in knee-jerk sympathy with director Kaye, who disowns this cut and lost his bid to take his name off the picture. You just take it easy on the brothers, a'ight? Derek rapidly becomes disenchanted with his fellow skinhead prisoners, who he believes are too quick to cut deals with the leaders of other ethnic groups, and too willing to deal drugs among themselves for a few bucks.
American History X was made with a no-holds-barred look at the very real underbelly of racism. Relationship Status… trying to move on. I mean, Christ, Lincoln freed the slaves, like, what? If you win we will walk outta here but if we win. Well actually, when he kills him, the would-be thief was trying to run away. Prison provided him the opportunity to let go of the baggage he had been carrying around for years. Olson, Eric March 8, 1999.
Film editor Jerry Greenberg was brought in to cut a third version with Edward Norton. Derek generally carries around bike chains, a small pocket knife and on cases a hockey stick. Archived from on July 23, 2009. Derek is only 18 yet has a full beard and a shaved head. We're so hung up on this notion that we have some obligation to help the struggling black man, you know.
You don't think I see what you're trying to do here? I will fuckin' cut your Shylock nose off and stick it up your ass before I let that happen. In a television interview conducted after Dennis's death, Derek erupts in a long racist tirade. You come here and shoot at my family? Cameron holds his sphere of influence over the heads of his starving children and rarely lets go. In September 2008, magazine named it the 311th-greatest movie of all time. Olson, Eric February 22, 1999.
Aside from the structural social strain in the movie, the individual strain was also evident and was exhibited by Derek Vinyard. Some defensive statistics Copyright © , 2010-2019. This isn't some fuckin' country club where you can waltz in and outta here! Because you got a whole crop already lined up, you fuckin' chicken hawk! Characteristics Derek is a Dropout, one of the bigger ones. Derek had been a organizer and leader of a small gang of skinheads, and in prison, covered with Nazi and racist tattoos, he is instantly welcomed among the local Aryan Brotherhood chapter. Total Zone Rating and initial framework for Wins above Replacement calculations provided by Sean Smith. Win Expectancy, Run Expectancy, and Leverage Index calculations provided by Tom Tango of , and co-author of. Derek used to be completely devoted to his girlfriend Stacey, who agreed wholeheartedly with the white supremacist agenda.
He feels satisfied when he beats black people, and as shown in the film, he had a big smile when he killed the black men who tried to steal his car, even when was already apprehended by the authorities. Derek's mother Doris invites Murray, whom she is dating, home for dinner, which turns into a full-blown argument between Derek and Murray, causing them to leave. Nah, you probably fucked your sister huh? You should've learned your lesson on the fuckin' basketball court! We must not be enemies. He is the older cousin of Grant and is seen as an opposite, where Grant is a gentle giant, Derek is a psychotic golem. Jackson and Christina Smith are listed as supervising key makeup, Heather Fraker is listed as the makeup artist and Gina Rylander is credited as the body makeup artist.
The structure of the society leaned towards the separation of different cultures, which is why there is often conflict between them, instead of peacefully coexisting with each other. Derek arrives at the school and mourns for Danny. He is absolutely loyal to Zayn but has a fondness for Sid as they both share a psychotic streak. Derek practically grew up with these guys. Based on the reviews of 82 critics collected on , 83% of critics gave the film a positive review, with an score of 7. Coming in here and poisoning my family's dinner with your Jewish, nigger-loving, hippie bullshit. Sweeney and a police officer tell Derek that his friend Seth and Cameron were attacked the previous night.
Archived from on June 13, 2004. In reality, if you look at the skin art worn by those involved in neo-Nazi groups or the white supremacy movement, you will see very similar artwork. Cut him some slack until he can overcome these historical injustices. He experienced pain when his father, a firefighter, was killed by a black man while on a firefighting mission. He says someone else has already said it best. The older brother serves three years in prison for , changes his beliefs and tries to prevent his brother from going down the same path.