1. What is the significance of the title?
In the begining of the movie there was crime scene which shown a car crash, the word "Crash" is symbolic for the culture shock we experience when in our everyday lives we "crash" into people from many different races, religions, and nationalities. The movie brings out the assumptions we have about ppl from different cultures with whom we interact in the course of our daily lives.
2. Why does the director choose to see interestiong storyline throughout the film?
The director uses a car accident in Los Angeles and brought together a very diverse group of people. As their lives collide, the issue of racism and racial profiling is clearly shown and explored, while each of these people individually work through their own fears and their socially based prejudices.
3. Do you think the film reinforces or challenges stereotypes of African Americans, Hispanics, Middle Eastern, Whites, and the police? Are the characters realistic? Believable?
The film is ambiguious on this matter. there are instances in the movie where stereotypes are serverly reinforced and instances where they are compleltly challenged. For example the scene where the "white couple is nervous because there areblack men walking down the street presents reinforment of the stereotype. "white" people are generally weary when there are shady looking black men around, the fact that the black men in the movie robbed the couple just reinforces that notion. On the other end of the spectrum there is the Hispanic man, the character seems as though he is the stereotype of a latin gang banger and the other characters in the movie treat him as so. In this instance the Hispanic stereotype is challenged in that this man is the oposite of the sterotype as an honest working man out to protect his family from a world molded by assumptions, sterotypes, and pure culture clashes. This ambiguity makes the chracters realistic and believable, there isnt a day that goes by in our...