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Question by ryan: I need to discuss the style used in “American History X”?
I need to discuss the style used in “American History X” tomorrow for my film production class, and I’m having a hard time finding anything to use. Could anyone give me some suggestions?
Answer by The Booger Man
As I remember it was shot with kind of a gritty, film noir style and in some ways was a bit like a documentary (in particular because of it’s use of monochrome and what seemed to be a kind of grainy stock). I also remember the film making extensive use of flashbacks for dramatic effect and to underscore various plot points.
But then again, it has been a while since I’vee seen it (also, my observations are purely those of a avid film fan – not a scholarly critic or anything).
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