Crash – A masterpiece on film

September 22, 2006 at 4:35 pm 4 comments

CAST
Sandra Bullock
Matt Dillon
Don Cheadle
Brendan Fraser
Larenz Tate
Ludacris
Micheal Pena
Trailer : http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/crash/large.html
Have you ever watched a movie that has you thinking about what you saw , long after you left the theatre ? Well , this year’s Oscar-Winning movie , Crash , does just that. It tells interlocking stories of whites, blacks, Latinos, Koreans, Iranians, cops and criminals, the rich and the poor, the powerful and powerless, all defined in one way or another by racism. All are victims of it, and all are guilty of it. Sometimes, yes, they rise above it, although it is never that simple. Their negative impulses may be instinctive, their positive impulses may be dangerous, and who knows what the other person is thinking?
One thing that happens, again and again, is that peoples’ assumptions prevent them from seeing the actual person standing before them. An Iranian is thought to be an Arab, although Iranians are Persian. Both the Iranian and the white wife of the district attorney believe a Mexican-American locksmith , Michael Pena , is a gang member and a crook, but he is a family man.
It shows the way we all leap to conclusions based on race — yes, all of us, of all races, and however fair-minded we may try to be — and we pay a price for that. If there is hope in the story, it comes because as the characters crash into one another, they learn things, mostly about themselves. Almost all of them are still alive at the end, and are better people because of what has happened to them. Not happier, not calmer, not even wiser, but better. Then there are those few who kill or get killed; racism has tragedy built in.
Not many films have the possibility of making their audiences better people.The movie contains hurt, coldness and cruelty, and not to forget , a dose of humour as well – but is it without hope? Not at all. Stand back and consider. All of these people, superficially so different, share the city and learn that they share similar fears and hopes. Until several hundred years ago, most people everywhere on earth never saw anybody who didn’t look like them. They were not racist because, as far as they knew, there was only one race. You may have to look hard to see it, but “Crash” is a film about progress.
My verdict ? Take a look.. You’ll never find a better movie !
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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Barath  |  September 23, 2006 at 5:28 am

    movies with real meanin… r hard to find… but once u do.. heaven

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  • 2. atul  |  September 23, 2006 at 5:29 am

    @barath : my sentiments exactly !

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  • 3. vis312  |  September 23, 2006 at 5:42 am

    it was like one of the most meaningful movies i hv ever seen!!

    Reply
  • 4. pr!ya  |  September 25, 2006 at 12:17 pm

    oh ya.. i lovd it

    Reply

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