影视学essay代写,Crash 《撞车》

发表于:2022-08-17 17:39:51 范文

Similarly, lighting is used to show differences between the rich and the poor in the film, with the rich living in well-lit spaces while the poor lived in poorly-lit spaces. With regard to dialogue, the film features obscene/scatological dialogue, particularly when people from two different races differ. The use of obscene/scatological dialogue plays a critical role in highlighting racial tensions in the society portrayed in the film. Similarly, foreign accent is heard in the film, which helps point out that some of the characters are apparently immigrant. This helps mirror the actual American society. In addition, there a significant use of slang, particularly among the young black people, which helps bring out the fact that a significant number of them had low level of education and as such, affirm their justification in their involvement in crime. With regard to actors, whereas Haggis used a few well-known actors such as Sandra Bullock and Don Cheadle, most of the other actors are not famous. Note that his storyline was well defined and anyone could accurately portray it. Importantly, Haggis could have been motivated to use less known actors as a way to keep his budget low because of the financial constraints.


 C. CONTENT: C.内容:

One of the major scenes in the film involves a black man, Peter, who was hitchhiking at night. A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Officer, Hansen offers him a lift. Hansen has a small statuette on the dashboard of his car and when the Peter says he has a similar statuette and as such, they were similar in nature, Hansen thinks he is being mocked. Therefore, Peter puts his hand in his pocket to take out his statuette. However, Hansen thinks Peter is removing a gun and therefore, fatally shoots him killing him on the spot. He then realizes that Peter actually wanted to show him his statuette. The scene is significant since its brings out the aspect that due to racial tension, there is no trust at all between whites and blacks in the American society.


Another scene involves LAPD officer, Ryan, who flags down a black man and his wife. Ryan orders the couple to come out of the car and conducts a body search. However, he inappropriately handles the man wife. Whereas the man is angered and Ryan’s young colleague is disgusted by his behavior, no one respond. This scene is critical in this movie since it portrays the fact that due to racial tension between the whites and blacks, white police officers can easily overstep their mandate when dealing with black people without any fear of repercussions. The third scene involves Waters when he comes home to see his mother and bring her some shopping. Note that his mother is addicted to drug and is completely unable to work and fend for herself. This scene is important in this film in the sense that it point to the fact that poverty among the racial minority not only affect young men but also affects women who engage in different vices such as drug abuse as a way to deal with their frustrations in life. With this in mind, it is imperative to note that the three scenes highlighted above points to the social problems that the United States faces as far as race is concerned. Furthermore, from these scenes, it is clear that the black people are the most affected by racial challenges as compared to Latino and Asians.


D. BIAS: D.偏见:

Haggis has made similar movies before. Whereas he doesn’t focus on race in all his movies, most of his work highlights different social problems such as drug trafficking and gender issues. For example, in the film Million Dollar Baby, he looks at gender issues while in the film In the Valley of Elah, he focuses on drug trafficking in society and its effects. With regard to the movie Crash, Haggis focuses social class and race or rather ethnicity as his major themes and gender as one of his minor themes. In this case, he highlights the different economic and social classes in the United States and how they seek to be secluded from people who are considered of the low social class. He focuses on gender by examining the issue of sexual harassment where a policeman sexually harasses a woman just because she was black. He also features politics whereby politicians use aspects such as racial problems to advance their political careers. He however avoids the issues of religion in his film. It is also vital to mention that with regard to race, the characters portrayed intense conflicts along racial lines. However, the characters did not focus on bringing out the issue of religious and as such, this can be left to interpretation.




From my point of view, I think movie accurately highlights some of the major social challenges that the United States and other countries face as far as racial and social status in society is concerned. In this regard, through the depiction of people towards others from a different race is a clear indication of the issues the people face in the modern society. One of the defining moments in the film is when a woman that Officer Ryan harassed is trapped in an overturned car that was almost burning, and the only person who could save her was this officer. From my point of view, I think including an ending where some characters have a change of heart towards a particular issue is important in the modern film industry. In this case, through that scene, it is clear that Officer Ryan learned that he had been doing the wrong thing by engaging in racial discrimination and as such, seeks to change his heart.



From a historical context and factual background, this film highlights racial tension as a major challenge that the United States face even to this day. Therefore, through highlighting an issue that remains a challenge in the modern society, the target audience finds it easier to relate with the themes highlighted in this film. Importantly, the film was inspired by a carjacking incident in which the producer, Haggis, and his wife were carjacked in his Porsche car in 1991. One can also say that the film features a social issue that has a long history in the American society, dating back to the slavery trade era. Lastly, the film features the value of acknowledging one’s wrongs, which is still part of today’s culture. Note that when some of the characters in the film realizes their wrongs, they seek to change their ways and make things right.