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Anybody seen the film CRASH?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CentralTexas, Jul 2, 2005.

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  1. CentralTexas

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    http://www.crashfilm.com/

    One of the finest movies I have ever seen. I am unsure if the gun stuff was handled well. The movie with a very diverse cast, Brendan Fraser, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle etc. is a unbiased look at how the races get along in L.A.. This is NOT a preachy left/right agenda movie, just a honest rep of how things are. The movie may be too real. The guns weren't demonized but shown as tools - they were important to many scenes and the story lines.
    I just was wondering how anyone else felt.
    CT
     
  2. kihnspiracy

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    I agree. My wife and I thought it was an excellent movie. I enjoyed how every character in the movie went thru a complete cycle of events. A very entertaining movie. I highly recommend it to everyone to watch.
     
  3. CentralTexas

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    How did you feel about the way

    the guns were portrayed? I'm leaning to saying the film portrayed them as tools and unbiased, did you think so?
     
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    Just added it to my Blockbuster que. Thanks for the tip.
     
  5. CentralTexas

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    Make sure it's the one still in theaters

    not the 1996 release
     
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    I saw it, if not opening night, a few days after. Now, I'll admit I'm not one to remember details from a movie very well, so I can't comment on specifics, but I really enjoyed that movie. It's definetly something I wouldn't mind seeing again.
     
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    The guns were just tools, no anti-gun bias. I know that for a fact. CRASH is a great film. ;)
     
  8. psyopspec

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    Recently picked up the dvd. It's a great film, and I agree there's no anti-gun bias. The guns don't drive people to crazed acts, and it's not just the cops and bad guys that have them.
     
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    I can't say I enjoyed it much, seemed like every racial cliche put to film...

    Don Cheadle is one of my favorite actors though, and did a great job as usual.
     
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    Yeah, the 1996 film "Crash" is one of Cronenberg's weirder thingies...
     
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    I don't use Blockbuster. I read awhile back that coporate policy is not to allow CCW in their stores. I don't remember where or when I read it, but I did.
     
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    I didn't like the movie at all. I thought it dragged on and on and on and for what? To make the point that racism exists in some parts of society or that everyone has their own biases? :rolleyes:

    Newsflash:... and this just in! Trees are made of wood!
     
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    I'll have to agree with mpthole. Some may say "the end is the best part," but the problem was that I felt everything for the first hour sucked and there was no reason to continue watching the rest. There's no reason to use the language and extreme racial language to prove that everybody has some bit of prejudice in them. The scene where the two black guys talk about how people treat them as if they're gonna rob them and not tip them, then go and not tip and steal from the white couple is completely ridiculous. What was the point? Were they trying to say that everybody is correct about their prejudice's because no matter how you treat someone, they're gonna act a particular way anyway? Also, for those people less sensitive to language and more to nudity, the fact that this movie said nothing about Jennifer Esposito's exposed tit in "sexual content" was quite annoying. Call me crazy but if I go to a movie store and try to find a movie without nudity, I expect that when the back of the movie says "sexual content" and nothing about nudity that there should be no nudity in the movie.
     
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    Wow

    So sexual content= nudity & nudity=sexual?
    CT
     
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    When Was It Released?

    Should be nominated for best pic if it's not too late.

    Take Care
     
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    I thought it was total garbage on par with most movies made in the last few years. It reaked of social commentary, racial profiling, interracial affairs,etc. etc. etc. I ,for one, am sick of having of having this BS shoved down my throat every time I go to rent a movie. What happened to being entertained?
     
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    I liked it.
     
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    Wow....and here I thought the lovely Ms. Esposito's display was one of the better points in the film. :p

    Getting back on topic...I found Crash a pretty good movie. Yes the stereotypes were heavy handed, but I feel necessary, so as to move you more smoothly through the events in the film. I think it was a lot less about "racial friction" than it was about how closely connected we all are. All of us just a few steps from each other...and all of us just a mistake away from tragedy.

    I give it 3.5/5 stars. :D

    Regarding the use of firearms as a tool? Not so sure about that...I can't recall a point in the film where a firearm was presented in a positive light.
     
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    I thought it was a good movie. And actually, i rather though that the characters were far more 'human' than what you usually get when theres a racial stereotype.
     
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    Is your local branch posted? I've never seen one in ND/MN (and MN, at least in MSP area, tends to have signage if corporate policy dictates).

    In this case the exposure occurs during sex, so that would hold true.
     
  21. Lennyjoe

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    Not here. I carry there all the time.

    The movie was pretty decent.
     
  22. CentralTexas

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    Whoa!

    "I thought it was total garbage on par with most movies made in the last few years. It reaked of social commentary, racial profiling, interracial affairs,etc. etc. etc. I ,for one, am sick of having of having this BS shoved down my throat every time I go to rent a movie. What happened to being entertained?"

    1-I'll try not to assume you meant that you disapprove of "interracial affairs" as in against "race mixing" as they used to say. If so you might want to buy this pistol-
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=167725
    But as I said I'm assuming....

    2- Well Crash showed at the local "high-brow artsy cinema" here & when I'm not in the mood for the latest mindless entertainment film I go there. Entertainment comes in many flavors.
    CT
     
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    I enjoyed it. It depressed the hell out of me, but I enjoyed it.
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  24. jpIII

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    I tend to disagree slightly.
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    The main point standing out in my mind was when the daugher(doctor) of the persian family said she would rather have the money back than the gun (at the gun shop).

    This gun was later used in a fit of emotional anger by the father. It seemed to try to make the point that it would have been better had they not owned a gun, and only that due to the intelligence(read anti-gunness) of the daughter buying blanks was tragedy avoided.

    Not a really big issue, but I found it to have a slightly anti leaning. Not much at all, just a bit.


    ETA - also, the hispanic fellow explaining to his daughter that they moved out of their neighborhood to get away from all the guns in that area. Not explaining that they were moving from the people/crime in that area. They were moving away from the guns.
    Again, not a really big deal, but I would have written it differently. Of course, I don't think I could come up with anything near that controversial.
     
  25. No_Brakes23

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    Yeah, but the daughter didn't buy the blanks on purpose. She bought them because she didn't know any better. She was being a bitch to the gun store owner, and said she didn't care what kind of bullets he gave her, so he gave her blanks.

    I thought the movie was awesome. I believe it was a fairly honest portrayal of some folks in L.A. The locksmith was honestly trying to leave behind what he saw as a threat. Portraying that some folks try to escape the threat the perceive from a widespread proliferation of firearms isn't anti-gun, because some folks think that way.

    I was truly impressed by Chris Bridges, whom I had previously thought to be completely devoid of talent.
     
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