Sunday, September 18, 2005
Lots of movies this week! Or actually just two, and they happen to be just about the only time off I've had, or at least that's how it feels... But today I saw another movie you just have to see. Crash.
Although several of the people in the audience seemed to totally miss the point of the movie, for example by laughing at tragedy, I think few people left that theatre untouched. It is a very "Short Cuts" kind of story, where several people are bound to each other's stories by coincidence, but the message is quite different. This movie tells us about prejudice, stereotypes, coincidence and circumstance and moments that define a person. All the characters are portrayed from two sides, and you're shown how a good man can commit horrible deeds and how the wicked have hearts of gold. We're all the same. Only circumstance defines us. I have a lot to think about after having seen this film, and I think I'll see it again for more insights of what and who we are.