What did I learn from the movie “Crash?” A lot. One lesson I learned is not to judge a book by its cover. For example, in the movie, Sandra Bullock’s character was afraid of and distrustful of her Latino locksmith because he was bald and had tattoos. She assumed he was in a gang and would sell copies of her keys to his gang friends so they could come back and rob her. In reality, the locksmith was a peaceful, loving, kind, and gentle father and husband. I probably would be a little afraid of someone who looks like him myself. My goal in this area will be to not judge by appearances so much. Instead, I will try to get to know the person who intimidates me. I will probably try this in a public place. I don’t need to be foolish about it. Another lesson I learned is you never know what someone is going through. For example, Matt Dillon’s character had an ailing father. Don Cheadle’s character had an alcoholic mother because of her other son who was a criminal. What this means for me is just because someone looks like they are successful and have it all together doesn’t mean they don’t have problems you don’t know about. You may have more in common than you think. I will try to get to know people better instead of comparing myself to those I view as successful. You never know when you will run into someone again so be careful how you treat people. Treat everyone with kindness and respect. When Matt Dillon’s character takes advantage of the wife of the African American couple he pulls over one night with his partner, he never expects to see her again. Well, the very next day, she is caught in a dangerous car wreck. She is hanging upside down in her upside down car which is leaking gasoline and could explode at any moment. Matt’s character comes upon this scene and he has to save her. At first, she doesn’t want him to touch her. Then he says he has to get her out of there because a fire could start. She calms down enough to let him work on
Movie Review: Crash
Jason T. Rettinger
This paper will investigate and review the motion picture Crash that I recently watched. During the course of this paper, I will be identifying the four theories (prejudice, stereotype, collectivistic culture and individualistic culture) and discussing said theories while providing movie examples that support those theories. I will conclude the paper by noting that although issues such as prejudice and stereotyping exist and….
Introduction to Sociology 02A
November 23, 2014
When watching the movie trailer to the movie Crash, I was fascinated to see such a movie. Crash is a 2004 crime drama film, co-written, produced, and directed by Paul Higgins. The film is about racial and social tensions in Los Angeles, California. I chose this movie because it shows a reality of racial problems that still happen today. I found this movie relevant to me because I am Hispanic and I have….
Most people are born with good hearts, but as they grow up they learn prejudices. “Crash” is a movie that brings out bigotry and racial stereotypes. The movie is set in Los Angeles, a city with a cultural mix of every nationality. The story begins when several people are involved in a multi-car accident. Several stories interweave during two days in Los Angeles involving a collection of inter-related characters, a police detective with a drugged out mother and a mischief younger brother, two car….
The movie Crash conveys the message that conflicts between races is due to a lack of understanding and communication. Though the central meaning of Crash is centered around race, I think the movie has a deeper meaning. I think this movie speaks about people in general; how we treat and interact with one another and how we think of one another. In general people think everything racist is between whites and blacks, but if you look closely in this movie you see minorities and people of….
Crash tells the story of people from dissimilar lives as they intersect with one another. Each character in the movie is in some way personally affected, transformed, damaged, or mistreated by racism. They’re also all in some way guilty of racism themselves. A racist cop pulls over a black couple and molests the wife, only later to risk his life to save the women; an honest cop protects a black man from discrimination only to later discriminate against someone himself.
The movie in the end is both….
classmates and I were assigned to watch the movie Crash. This movie was held on Saturday, the 20th of September 2008 and lasted for 2 hours, from 9 am till 11am. A day before I watched the movie, I looked up on the internet to find out who were the main protagonists of the movie and was surprised to find out that one of my all time favourite actresses, Sandra Bullock who plays the role as a district attorney’s wife, was one of the many actors in the movie.
‘Crash’, which was filmed in L.A, revolved around….
Film Analysis Paper #1
This movie Directed by Paul Haggis who also directed Academy Award Winning "Million Dollar Baby" and had also won an Academy Award for this movie as well puts a twisted story in this film. This movie symbolizes what goes on in the world today in regards to racism and stereotypes. He tries to make a point on how societies view themselves and others in the world based on their ethnicities. This movie intertwines several different people's lives….
Studying Intercultural Communication
* This chapter offers six reasons or imperatives for studying intercultural communications
* The workplace
* Businesses must be more attentive to diversity issues
* As the workforce becomes more diverse, their will be more problems
* Speaking different languages
* Seeing new business markets
* Marketing products to different….
Objective Of Study 4
Communication occurs in everyday life whether it is at home or even within the work place and is respondent to the culture of the parties involved in the communication
“Human Communication is the process of knowing something about what happens when people interact. Why it happens, the effects of what happens and finally what we can do to influence….
To understand the intercultural nature of business communication
To appreciate intercultural communication as communication shaped not only by
national cultures, but also by other cultural dimensions such as ethnicity, gender
and social class
To heighten your awareness of differences in communication styles across cultures
To develop positive attitudes towards people from different cultural groups
The Roseto Story