Racism as Depicted in the Film "Crash" Film Review by norcalsnoboredr

Racism as Depicted in the Film "Crash"
Describes how racism plays a role in Hollywood and how it is depicted in the movie "Crash".
# 62804 | 2,519 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2005 | US


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Very few films attempt to tackle tough issues that we as human beings face. This paper shows that the movie, "Crash" is a thought-provoking look at racial stereotypes in America. Written and directed by Paul Haggis, "Crash" is set in Los Angeles, a city in which strangers never come into contact unless they crash into one another - literally. The paper shows that the makers of the film had the guts to face racism in a way that is tasteful and yet entertaining. Racism and its depiction through film are discussed first. A plot overview is outlined, followed by the conclusion which ties the two together.

From the Paper:

"This night, Jack crosses the line when he sexually assaults a woman whose car he pulled over, in full view of Thomas and her terrified husband. Terrence Howard plays black TV director Cameron Thayer, whose wife, Christine (Thandie Newton), endures this humiliation. The incident, combined with his treatment at work, pushes Cameron over the edge. The movie then climaxes with a turn of events that makes Los Angeles look like Redding itself with a bunch of coincidences that would never happen in a big city. All of these people's lives come to one big intersection for the grand finale, which leaves the viewer with subject material for plenty of discussions about racism and how it affects American life."

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Racism as Depicted in the Film "Crash" (2005, December 13) Retrieved July 06, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/film-review/racism-as-depicted-in-the-film-crash-62804/

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"Racism as Depicted in the Film "Crash"" 13 December 2005. Web. 06 July. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/film-review/racism-as-depicted-in-the-film-crash-62804/>

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