Question About 'Boy'


I saw this movie today and really liked it. However, I do have a question. I was reading Roger Ebert's review of the movie again, though, and noticed a line he says:

"'Shotgun Stories' has the most subtle dialogue I can imagine to reveal, by implication, that Boy has, or had, an African-American wife or girlfriend."

For some reason, I don't recall this line being in the movie. Does anyone recall the line that Ebert is referring to here?

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I *think* he's referring to a scene where Boy is watching his black students play basketball and Son? asks "are they yours?" or something to that effect. I have only seen the film once but I remember an exchange like that.

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I think that's probably the scene Ebert might be referring to, but I think that what the character meant by "Are they yours"? is "Are they your students?"

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Ebert is an idiot.

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ebert's not an idiot, but

yeah, he over-read that one ;)

he and i tend to venerate similar movies, so he must be defended.

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No need to defend him anymore, he's a corpse.

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That's too harsh (though at least when you wrote this it wasn't "speaking ill of the dead"); but although he was a gifted writer, he did have a very frequent tendency to get plot details wrong.

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what?! Boy has no children. he said later on in the film that he plans to have kids someday or something to that effect.

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Ebert was married to a black woman, and I suspect he was absolutely loaded with liberal white guilt or something, because he tended to see race in many aspects of many movies which simply didn't exist. He also tended to rate movies dealing with race issues much higher than they deserved (call it film affirmative action). I thought it was his achilles heel.

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