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Flashcards in Crash Deck (15):
1

Crash is usually seen as a progressive film about what?

Racism

2

But the professor said some academics criticize Crash because…

It fantasizes a few aspects of the American Dream

3

What’s missing from the usual analysis of Crash, in film reviews?

The Persian man and how he “found god” after missing a shot

4

In some ways, the character who comes closest to realizing this in Crash is…

Delusional

5

What is the significance of the title of the film?

It symbolizes how car crashes brought different races together

6

Sandra Bullock, as the D.A.’s wife, is angry about what?

The car being stolen and how her husband it trusting other African Americans

7

Don Cheadle’s police partner Jennifer Esposito is from what background?

Puerto Rican Father. El Salvadorian Mother. She's Latina-American

8

Whom is she bigoted against?

An Asian (Chinese) Women

9

Finish this sentence: “You think you know who you are….”

“… You have no idea”

10

What did the New York Times’ film critic dislike about this film?

It painted an unrealistic image of Lose Angeles

11

To what or whom did Roger Ebert compare the film?

Grand Canyon and Shortcuts

12

Whom does the Iranian shopkeeper dislike?

The Hispanic (Mexican-American) Keysmith

13

What happens to the cop played by Don Cheadle?

His brother is killed, and his mother blames him

14

What is the theme of the film about?

Racism and how people can change

15

Who is an exception to this?

Daniel Ruiz played by Michael Peña