Review on the Movie Crash

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In Crash, a simple car accident forms an uncompromising foundation for the complex discovery of race and prejudice. Paul Haggis' overwhelming and incredibly thought provoking directorial debut succeeds in bringing to the forefront the behaviours that many people keep under their skin. And by thrusting these attitudes toward us with a highly deliberate, reckless abandon, Haggis puts racism on the highest pedestal for our review. There is no better place for this examination than the culturally diverse melting pot of modern-day Los Angeles. In just over 24 hours, Crash brings together people from all walks of life. Two philosophizing black men steal the expensive SUV belonging to the white, L.A. District Attorney, and his
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This powerful and important film should not be missed. Until we as a society can take the time to understand the roots of discrimination and take a good look at our own thought patterns, we’ll never move forward. Films like Crash are forcing us to look outside our own lives and fears, to realize that we’re more alike than we think. Aside from the 2% genetic differences between us, we all have problems and internal struggles. That’s what makes us human.

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James Ketterer(2009), Issues Related to Racism Within the Film Crash: An Insight Into the Stereotyping of Minority Characters in Crash

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