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Old 10-09-2011, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Macao
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The movie, Crash.

Lots of misunderstandings based on race, etc. Was it more a statement on race in America, or of race in L.A.?

What was your take on that movie and how it may or may not relate to L.A.?
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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IMO it was more a statement about America than LA. Even still, it was way overdone/out of proportion.
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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IMO it was more a statement about America than LA. Even still, it was way overdone/out of proportion.
I agree with this statement 100%, esp. the last part in bold.
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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I echo what Señor Aguilar said, and I HATE agreeing with moderators.

This from someone who actually lives in a barrio in Southern California
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:24 AM
 
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i definitely wouldn't use "crash" as any sort of barometer for race relations in los angeles. and i'd agree with the aforementioned sentiments that it's supposed to be a reflection on race in the u.s. as a whole.

to be honest, i didn't particularly like the movie at all. IMO it's an emotionally manipulative film that tries really hard to convince you that it's deeper and more important than it really is.
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Just saw this again last night by coincidence. Yes, it's way over the top and tries to hit the viewer with the emotional sledgehammer again and again, i.e. the little latina girl jumping in front of the twitchy Persian as he fires a blank from his gun, and the black kid who, while now recently dead, reveals the St. Christopher in his hand the cop thought was going to be a gun.
There were some pretty unnatural lines delivered in the movie as well, like blacks not being able to keep their hands out of the cookie jar, etc...
But! It was entertaining, and that was likely the main intent of the film, otherwise it would have been done in a subtler way with more verisimilitude (now, how often do you get a chance to use that word?).
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Old 10-09-2011, 02:10 PM
 
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Why do I think of Vivian Vance when you use that word?
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Old 10-09-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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Anyway, one positive I took away from that picture was Matt Dillon continues to knock his roles outta the park.
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Old 10-09-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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Why do I think of Vivian Vance when you use that word?
Because Fred Mertz is God and he likes to remind people of his wife. Keep your Ethel icon dust-free and you will be rewarded!
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Because Fred Mertz is God and he likes to remind people of his wife. Keep your Ethel icon dust-free and you will be rewarded!
Willam Frawley (aka "Fred Mertz") actually died of a heart attack while walking down Hollywood Blvd in 1966.

Upon Frawley's death, Desi Arnaz put a full page tribute to Frawley in the Hollywood Reporter which read: "Buenos Noches, Amigo"
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