By Ethan Lambert – Year 12 School
“It’s the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We’re always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.”
Last Monday the Movie Society students watched the movie Crash.
We see in the movie, a handful of disparate people’s lives intertwine with each other as they deal with tense race and social relationships that lie within the city of LA.
The movie looks at the issues of race and gender. In one pivotal scene, a black woman and a police officer who is white clash. In the beginning, we are shown the evil side to this officer as he pulls over the female with her husband and touches her inappropriately. This same woman is later involved in a car crash which leaves her stuck in a car which is soon to explode, this same police officer saves her and pulls her from the flames, showing the transition of his character.
Overall, Crash is a very watchable and well-constructed piece of work. It raises issues and confronts them head-on as prejudices are revealed simultaneously as the movie unfolds. It shows we all have sides of good and evil and layers in between.
This was a movie that I really saw all the boys get into and try to understand. I really recommend watching Crash.
Photos courtesy of Bob Yari Productions