Suspended Disbelief

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Scene: Dawn and Terrance watching "Vantage Point"

Terrance: "Hey - Did Forrest Whittaker just pick up his Digital recorder and it still works? Wasn't he just in a huge explosion? Are we supposed to believe that it still works - OH my GOD - he's running with the recorder! And filming the person that the secret service can't catch! He must have the worlds toughest video camera....and Jesus, he is outrunning the secret service!

Dawn: "Its a sad sad day when Forrest Whittaker with his bad eye and gimpy leg are out running the secret service - Oh My GOD! IS HE STILL FILMING ALL OF THIS? How the hell is that recorder still working? Maybe he should wear his Idi Amin outfit."

Terrance: "I know, right. Most video recorders would have gone down with the first explosion, let alone all the running and jumping Forrest has been doing - and why the hell is he calling people in the middle of a terrorist explosion scene - Dude. Get the fuck out of there."

Dawn: "Thats totally a white person move - standing in the middle of an explosion and calling people. I do not believe that Forrest would seriously call anyone in that situation."

Terrance: "Yeah - white people do dumb shit like that."

Dawn: "Maybe the secret service needs to employ Forrest, since he seems able to follow the suspect more accurately than they do."

Terrance:"Too bad he likes trannies."

End Scene

10 Baleful Regards:

Anonymous said...

Dear Terrance and Dawn,
Please stop pointing out the holes in my Swiss cheese of a movie script. It makes me cry, and not in an Oscar-worthy performance way.
--Forrest W.

Anonymous said...

Forrest Whittaker likes trannies? I had no idea. How very progressive of him.

Dawn said...

Ah Julie- this was a direct "Crying Game" reference.

Where FW's girlfriend was a dude.

La said...


I may or may not have had the same exact convo with myself when I went to see this movie, lol

Anonymous said...

ohhh... You know.. I should have watched that movie at some point, it is totally on my to do list... but I was only 10 when it came out.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I lied, I was 11. It came out in 1992.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, white people are so stupid! Good thing you are so non-racist.

Dawn said...

While I do not believe that the Anon 9:26 is coming back to discuss that comment....I want to address it.

When you have been in a bi racial relationship for 18 years (I'm white OBVIOUSLY and he is Black) you make jokes and observations about race in your conversations. To not do so would be ridiculous.

Furthermore, I do not think that it is off the mark to make observations about typical film "devices" - which are directly related to stereotypes.

So yes - I am non racist, My husband and I discuss and poke fun at these things as we see them.

So I politely say - Fuck you, Anon 9:26.

sweatpantsmom said...

I think the reason Forrest was using the phone in the middle of that explosion was because he was firing his agent.

Lisa said...

That conversation wasn't offensive. It was funny.

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