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"Collision of Absolute Bigotry"

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 is trying to symbolize 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 there ethnicities. This movie intertwines several different people's lives, all different races, with different types of beliefs. Such ethnicities include Caucasians, African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Middle Eastern. This movie includes conflicts on both sides of the picture from cops and criminals as well from being rich or poor. You see everyone being ignorant and paranoid of the opposite race. Through the movie you view how different races "Crash" and react with other races. In certain scenes you see how each person thinks of other races. Their reasons for why they beliefs are structured the way they are coming from either history or the present time of today.

Unsure of what will happen in each scene only because of the interactions of different backgrounds; it having to either be that way because of different race, being poor or rich, and or both. You can sense the paranoia and the nervousness. This one scene that really pointed that out was when this rich politician who is running for an election named Rick being played by Brendan Fraser and his wife Jean played by Sandra Bullock are walking down the sidewalk on a main street and by appearance seem very wealthy and well off. On the other end there is Anthony played by Ludacris and his close friend Peter played by Larenz Tate. These black young men walking on the same sidewalk, dressed as college students towards Rick and his wife. You notice how Jean comes closer to Rick as they are getting closer too these black men. As I figured she was paranoid and nervous of these two black men based on their baggy clothes and color of their skin. She appeared frightened and it was quite obvious. The ironic part of this being that Anthony and Peter are conversing of poverty and notice the way jean looks at them and gets closer to his husband. They're discussing on how people are viewed when taking the bus and also once they notice jean looking at them the way she is, they take notice and question and answer each other why. Them saying she sees two black men and assumes that they are gangsters, hoodlums or just bad people. After you notice that, two seconds later Rick and Jean are being held at gun point and having their car stolen by Anthony and Peter. It was pretty bizarre once you saw that happen but than start to get an idea of what the rest of the movie will be like.

After that scene occurred, we see Rick and Jean at home discussing what had just occurred in the previous scene with the holdup and theft of their car. They are filing a police report. Rick is running for an election and is trying figure out a way with his advisors to avoid gaining bad publicity. He wants the African Americans vote and does not want to lose those that are on his side. By filing this police report after the incident that just occurred, he feels he



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