Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Amy and I netflixed the 2005 Oscar Winner this weekend. Crash is a series of intertwining character pieces centering on how race and racism can divide people. The film was well crafted and brilliantly edited. Its thesis is that things are f'ed up and the issues are complex. Well gee, that's helpful. In the end it lacks a defining moral and there are no answers.

Crash is like a brilliant portrait of a traffic accident; all wreckage, smoke, oil, and blood without any obvious order. You have no idea what exactly is going on, how things got this way, or what to do next. Just look on it in horror and thank God you aren't involved.

UPDATE: Rearrange, edit, there that flows a little better.

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