The Opening Line Of The Movie Crash Essay

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“It’s the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We’re always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.” This quote, spoken by Don Cheadle, is the opening line of the movie Crash. Not only does this powerful line tell the viewers where the movie is taking place, but it also gives them a brief overview of what to expect from the movie. As citizens of this country, we are aware of the melting-pot that the United States has come to be. In large cities, such as New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, etc., and after major events occur, the various races and classes seem to intermingle the most. This movie takes place over the course of a 36-hour-period post-September 11th, and it recounts interconnected stories. In Crash, Paul Haggis demonstrates the great deal of racism and sexism that are present in modern-day United States by exploring various personal experiences of those who are both affecting and being effected by racial discrimination and degradation. Crash, directed by Paul Haggis, is a movie that illustrates the connectedness of a variety of different members of social class, gender, and race who are living in Los Angeles. Among the main characters are a Caucasian district attorney and his wife, two Caucasian male police officers, a successful Black movie director and his wife, a Black detective and

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