Racial Stigmas in "Crash" and Other Films
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In this paper, the author argues that the film "Crash" was an exaggerated representation of racism and urban life in the 21st Century. However, it honestly reflects realities in artistic terms. The paper further explains that the film is about cultures "crashing" into each other. According to the writer's perspective, the film shows viewers that diversity isn't an easy game to play in a city crammed with cars, loathing, refugees and attitude. The paper briefly examines two other films--"Mississippi Burning" and "Dances with Wolves" and their messages about racism and tolerance.
From the Paper:"Meanwhile, it is the thesis of this paper that while this movie was an eye-popping, jaw-dropping jolt of hideously racist individuals living out various twisted ethnocentric ideologies, it is in broad brushstrokes a gross exaggeration of 21st Century urban life. And yet at the same time, it honestly reflects realities in artistic terms. It is what we see it is, and more: a glut of pilgrims from diverse points of entry, polarized by a political system that borders on fascism, yet in their hearts a love that fights for survival can snuff out the loathing in wink of a jaundiced eye. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Lion's Gate Home Entertainment. "Crash." (2005)
- Crash Script. "Dialogue Transcript." Retrieved October 22, 2008, from http://www.script-o-rama.com.
- IMDb. "Dances With Wolves." Retrieved October 21, 2008, from http://www.imdb.com.
- Ebert, Roger. "Crash." Retrieved October 21 from http://rogerebert.suntimes.com.
- IMDb. "Mississippi Burning." Retrieved October 21, 2008, from http://www.imdb.com.
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