Study Guide

American Beauty Scene 1

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Scene 1

Scene 1

  • Our first shot appears to come from a home video camera, and it frames a girl who's talking about her dad and what a "lame-o" perv he is (because he creeps on her friends).
  • The person taking the video offers to kill the girl's father for her, and she pauses before saying, "Yeah, would you?" right into the camera. Whoa.
  • Then we cut to the titles over black and hear the whir of a camera.

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