In Paul Haggis' 2004 film, Crash, Anthony and his friend are discriminated against while walking down the street (Crash). "Paul Haggis mangles each character into two pieces: the villain and the hero (Chacon 1). This movie presents clear cut good and bad guys. In the beginning of the film, the characters are portrayed as villains and at the end, it shows how each of them is able to overcome the negativity and straighten out his or her lives. "The critics say that Crash is one of the best movies of the year" (Carr 1). This film should be considered an American classic movie because it deals with real-life issues. According to google.com 4% of Americans in the United States admit to being racist. Throughout the film characters are able to overcome racism and straighten out their lives. This film is enjoyable and applies to all races and sexes. Due to the important issues of racism being covered in this film, Crash should be considered a modern day American classic.
Taking place in Los Angeles, Crash has many main characters and settings. Racial issues emerge throughout this film. As Anthony and Peter are walking down the street they pass Rick and his wife, knowing neither of them. Rick's wife gives Anthony a dirty look and grabs onto Rick. Anthony sees this fear in this woman's eyes just because she walks past some black men. Anthony
turns to his friend, whom he has been walking with and says,
Look around! You couldn't find a whiter, safer, or better lit part of this city. But this white woman sees two black guys, who look like UCLA students, strolling down the sidewalk and her reaction is blind fear. I mean, look at us! Are we dressed like... [continues]
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