Thursday, March 09, 2006

Crash Wins Oscar For Best Picture!

Out of the 5 movies that were nominated for best picture Crash is the only one I have watched. In fact I just watched it last weekend and it wins the Oscar for best movie the next day.

As I said, this movie was one of the best movies I have seen in a long time and if you have not watched it you should. Of course not everyone feels that the movie was that great.

Days before the Academy Awards a family oriented group spoke out against Crash because the foul language used in the movie. The F-word was heard in Crash more than any other nominated picture, and more than most other 2005 releases.

No... really!!! Your kidding me? A genuine movie about the dark and bright sides of an inner city like L.A. has the F word in it!!! What are the characters suppose to say, "Good golly. Did you see that?" Doesn't quite capture the culture does it?

It also seems that some on the left did not like the movie either. Some have even called it the worst movie of the year. Why would that be? Maybe because the movie didn't show racism the way they liked it. You see to the left the only kind of legitimate racism comes from white people, and that is just not the case in this movie.

Which is why I said after watching the movie that the theme was not racism, it was bigotry. Some people don't seem to know the difference between the two so I will explain it.

Racism is the belief of and acting out on that belief to become superior over another race through the practice of discrimination that upholds the political or economic domination of one race over another.

Bigotry is the behavior, attitudes, or prejudiced beliefs people hold blindly and intolerantly to another group of people from pre conceived notions.

So, without giving away anything in the movie let me just say, each character in this film has enough prejudice or hate in his/her repertoire of life to demonstrate we had better not be too quick to judge people without exploring what we might find in us to be similar to the characters' flaws.

Let me also say that if I had children in there teens I would show them this movie. There's a message in this movie for every American, and the Oscar is richly deserved.

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