The Film Crash

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Crash in the Drama Genre

“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 gang-bangers? Huh? No. Do we look threatening? No. Fact, if anybody should be scared around here, it's us: We're the only two black faces surrounded by a sea of over-caffeinated white people, patrolled by the triggerhappy LAPD. So you tell me, why aren't we scared” (“Memorable quotes…”)? This is a quote that was made by actor Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges in the 2004 Oscar winning drama film Crash. Right after he said this though he jumped a... View More »

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Sandra Bullock has won 29 awards for roles in her films, including “Favorite Female Movie Star” in 2006 at the People’s Choice Awards and was nominated in 2007, and 2008. She also has been nominated for three Golden Globes and 23 other awards and appeared on Forbes 20 Richest Women in Entertainment (“Sandra Bullock”). Another influential actor in the movie is Matt Dillon. Dillon was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Crash. In total he has won and been nominated for 25 awards, only nine of them not being for his role as LAPD Officer John Ryan in Crash (“Matt Dillon”). All together the cast ensemble won six different awards including a Critics Choice Award for “Best Acting Ensemble” and “Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture” at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (“Crash 2004”). Not only was the cast made up of exceptional actors/actresses who gave a brilliant performance, the director and also writer was Paul Haggis (“Crash 2004”). Paul Haggis has written other films such as Casino Royale, Flags of Our Fathers, The Last Kiss, Million Dollar Baby, and Letters from Iwo Jima. It was stated in Haggis’ mini biography, “On March 5, 2006, Paul became the first person in the history of the Academy Awards to write two back-to-back Best Picture Winners, for Crash and the previous year's winner, Million Dollar Baby.” He is also a “co-founder of Artists for Peace and Justice, a member of the Board of Directors of The Hollywood Education and Literacy Project; For the Arts - For Every Child; the Environmental Media Association; and a founding board member of ECO, the ...

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