I didn't think about it like that. He is supposed to calm his former friends from the neonazi-scene. But in the workprint to the finishing of the essay in the morning. He eventually realized that hatred from whatever direction didn't solve anything, only contributed to the problem. It didn't always look like this.
However, it's not long before these concerns are tarnished. Theatrical Cut Workprint In the Theatrical Version Derek shoots longer at the car that is backing away. In the workprint, Derek says very early that he is black, which makes his father wary. . We are then shifted to a meeting between Murray Elliott Gould , one of Danny's teachers who is Jewish, and Bob Sweeney Avery Brooks , the school's Black Principal.
The tone of the above passage sounds more like that of a born again Christian reflecting on his past sinful life before re-discovering Jesus Christ, than it does someone who just got out of prison. Derek not starting a fight after this foul should show the others that you don't have to be afraid of black guys. He's actually reading out the conclusion of the paper he wrote for Principal Sweeney, which he had finished before his death. That's how things have gone since the murder of our father. Tell me what I want to hear, asshole. Firefighters gettin' 99's on their tests while rappers who score a goddamn 62 walk away with the job. In the workprint, this scene is between the game of basketball and the raid on the supermarket.
It is due to Tony Kaye and his changes that the movie concentrates only on the racist setting and the resulting conflicts and fully shows its strengths. I think, if you asked Derek why it went the way it did and when it all started, he'd still say it started when our father was murdered. Putting yourself in someone else's shoes is a valuable skill to have. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The scene in question takes place when Danny arrives home from school the day Derek has been released from prison.
It's common for producers and labels to play a part in the films with own proposals. Still, the dumbfuck's tryin' to get up and kick their asses! And, inversely, the quiet living room chats in which the characters realize the hate they created has taken on a charge of its own. Danny wears his hair cropped very short when he comes under the sway of the skinheads. Theatrical Cut 1:28 minutes Workprint 1:43 minutes Subsequently, the theatrical version shows Derek waking his mother and asking, if she wants to sleep in Danny's room. Theatrical Cut 0:14 minutes Workprint 0:26 minutes When Derek and Lawrence - again - pile up laundry, this time bedding again, there is a longer, new discussion in the theatrical version about the Lakers and the Celtics, respectively which one is the better team. The message is that any White person, no matter how normal, can quickly cross the line from being civil into being consumed by racial fanaticism, violence and hatred. The second a brother pulls a gun on your ass you'll be holierin' for Doris.
Derek and Danny are now shown to have been normal boys, the complete opposite of the skinheads they become later on. Every problem, not just crime. This is ironic because a prison experience usually either reinforces or arouses racial awareness. And although these beliefs are ultimately shaken, still most of the damage is done. But Derek changed so quickly. And say it with some fucking conviction! In the workprint, the reporter looks into the camera in a baffled way. He also looks to Cameron Alexander first, as if he was looking for his agreement.
Also, only in the workprint you see Danny with tears in his eyes after he has written that it would have been a lifetime sentence if he had testified. In the workprint, Derek only comes to terms with his own past. The workprint, again, shows the bars in front of the cells and a guard making loud noises with the bars and his club. The workprint is a bit longer in the end though, because Sweeney there says that he is certainly on Murray's side, since he knows Danny's behavior and the friends he hangs out with, but he still wants to talk to Danny in person. In the theatrical cut, though, he gets loud, because he cannot do anything for Danny from here and he only wants to peacefully serve his sentence in prison. The film had put us in the times of history. On this day Derek has been released from prison.
And if minorities are to move forward, those benefits will need to be eroded in order to equalize the opportunities for advancement. American History X had an amazing set that made it very pleasu. Real life white supremacists often look down on pot due to its association with black culture. White people never break the law. When Derek notices Danny's hair being shorn, he says in the workprint that Danny still unsuccessfully tries to imitate him. At the conclusion of the meeting Danny is called into the Principal's office. The workprint is a little more explicit here.
Derek: I have this feeling. The rest of the movie deals with their struggling with and eventually rejecting their bigotry. His courage and bravery will remain in the American history books as one of the greatest human right activist there was. If I'm fightin' a brush fire. Theatrical Cut 0:30 minutes Home Inside the flat, Danny meets Derek again after school and they hug each other. Also, Edward Norton wanted the flashback to the dinner with Dereks father to be at the end of the film, not, like Kaye, in the first act. Three different times Rodney King comes at those officers with the intent to hurt them.