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Crash

Crash

Date: Apr 05 2006

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In a city where racial tensions run high, where the conflicts between whites, blacks and hispanics are becoming more and more hostile, what can be done to stop the hatred and bring people together?

Crash is a movie about racial tensions in Los Angeles. Through car jackings, car accidents and shootings, people of different racial backgrounds come into contact with each other. Some stereotypes are broken down, others are maintained.

Listen to Taylor and Dave talk about the movie.

Dialog

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Dave

Dave

Taylor

Taylor

Dave:  This movie Crash, it won an Oscar, didn’t it?

Taylor:  Yes, Best Picture. It beat out Brokeback Mountain.

Dave:  Oh yeah. I do think that Brokeback Mountain got robbed. It was a great movie.

Taylor:  Well, you know, they both deal with touchy issues right now.

Dave:  Yeah, like, what, racism in L.A. and homosexuality.

Taylor:  Crash, I know it deals with some heavy racial issues, which are still a big deal in all of America as well as in Los Angeles, and Matt Dillon is in it. But I think I’m more excited to see Brokeback Mountain.

Dave:  It was a great movie, I’m telling you. And, you know, both movies do get you to think about some pretty important social issues.

Taylor:  Not many people see those as the same issue, but, you know, it’s, like, the same thing.

Dave:  Prejudice.

Taylor:  Right. When you give rights to every living being, that includes people of different races, that includes people of different sexual orientations.

Dave:  Mm hm.

 

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Discussion

Even though many people see America as a nation that embraces diversity, there is a lot of tension between people who are different from each other. Crash does a good job of revealing this tension.

In 1992, lawmakers made harsher penalties for people who commit “hate crimes,” or crimes against people because of their religious, racial or sexual background.

 

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pinkshadow

pinkshadow

Morocco

wow i will never forget that movie it was AMAZING that's all i can say i think everyone should  watch that movie it has alot of meanings and very realistic and i love the way that the events get related to each other

09:23 PM Apr 12 2009 |

helen2569

helen2569

China

hmm, i have not seen Crash, hope i can see it some day.

11:57 AM Feb 25 2009 |

lucy8

lucy8

Argentina

This is my favourite movie ever!!! i love drama and no doubt this is the best. All actors are great: Sandra Bullock,Don Cheadle, Marina Sirtis,Thandie Newton,Matt Dillon,Brendan Frasier,Ludacris, Torrence Howard, Mark Wahlberg and many more. Ive never seen Sandra Bullock and Brendan Frasier in such different character, theyve never done something like this. you should see it!! its very realistic!!

12:13 AM Dec 01 2008 |

nhiem

nhiem

Viet Nam

it is great to learn this excisise

 

02:20 PM Jan 28 2008 |

khaled1

khaled1

Yemen

i agree you Dave it was great movie

12:16 PM Jan 23 2008 |

Josh K

Josh K

Guatemala

Like me this movie, that really happen on actually

12:32 AM May 03 2007 |

BERTO

Brazil

IT S A GOOD LESSON ABOUT CRASH
NICE

03:17 PM Apr 05 2006 |

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