“Every Single Word Spoken by a Person of Color in [Mainstream Film Title]” is a tumblr that edits down major motion pictures to the parts where actors who aren't white are speaking.
Lisa Renee Pitts, one of the most prominent people of color in 'Her.'
It's a simple idea, and the results are pretty striking. Let's just say the resulting films are very, very short.
For example: Spike Jonze’s Oscar winner “Her” takes about 40 seconds to watch now.
Actor Dylan Marron, who plays Carlos the scientist on the popular Welcome To Night Vale podcast, has been posting edits on his YouTube channel of each line spoken by people of color in popular movies. A.V. Club has a good writeup with background on the project.
Marron's “Every Single Word Spoken” videos so far include American Hustle (0:54), and 500 Days Of Summer (0:30). “Noah” and “Into The Woods” cut to black, because the films have zero non-white roles.
More: everysinglewordspoken.tumblr.com. A few of his video cuts are below.
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