Prejudice – crashed and burned
A film review of “Crash” - written and directed by Paul Haggis.
The human life is an intense, perplex journey and we usually want our lives to cooperate with the world and the people around us. The result of the matter can, however, be a daily crash with both yourself and the seemingly incomprehensible world. Through a profound and extremely provocative piece of art the writer and the director of “Crash”, Paul Haggis, is giving (gives) the movie lovers something portentous to chew on. The fictional movie from 2004 is delivering crashes both mentally and physically when wildly clashing characters, played by huge stars as Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser and Jennifer Esposito, are trying to handle their own lives filled with hate, racism and prejudice. Set in LA, the parallel action filled film lets both the characters and the people watching have a fascinated experience when they understand something important about the journey we all go through. We cannot walk this road of life without crashing into others on the way.
Haggis has a distinctive way of presenting us with this powerful and important theme. “Crash” uses a multitude of characters and parallel storylines that are presented neatly and carefully. The movie has a clear message of what xenophobia can do to the world and the people in it. Every character is used in a different way to bring an underlining point to this hypothesis. We meet all kinds of characters, with various colors, races and languages. We meet black people, white people, Asians, Hispanics - all interacting with each other in various ways. “Crash” has a lot to tell and all of it happens during the short gap of barely 24 hours. We get invited into an opening which starts off with a bang, and then we get skipped back in time to the last day. During that day every character has a day full of occurrences that are woven together in an adverse way. Haggis uses the power of emotions, and...