I will explore these issues as I compare and contrast the two films. The movie Crash combines the many struggles met by today's racial stereotypes into a collection of several related social problems faced by the film's cast. The movie is set in present-day Los Angeles, a city with an ethnic mix of every race. Their stories link during two days in Los Angeles involving an assortment of characters, two car thieves who are constantly speculating on society and race, a bigoted cop and his younger partner, a Hispanic locksmith and his young daughter, the white district attorney and his wife, a police detective with a drugged out mother and a mischief younger brother, a Hollywood director and his wife, and a Persian immigrant father. To Kill a Mockingbird deals with many basic lessons in human nature.
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.
Characters are simply classified into different races. One powerful and influential storyline features two African-American committed in carjacking, and the offense irritated Sandra Bullock who racially discriminated to the Mexican-American locksmith Michael Peña. As such, the film brings out the message that discrimination begins when prejudices and pre-conceived notions have formed. At the beginning, Ludacris and Larenz Tate are two African-Americans and being stereotyped by an Anglo-American woman. The woman was scared upon seeing them.
His thesis, the ability to alter public space through racial stereotypes, affected him as well as many other persons of his stature and skin color. It not only influenced lives of people like Staples, but infringed onto the “victims” of Staples and others like him. Staples explain his thesis throughout the essay through narratives of incidents in his life. He explains one encounter with a young white woman, “on a deserted street, in an impoverished section of Chicago.”She glances back at him and disappears off into the dark. In paragraph two, Staples understands her thoughts of him being a mugger, a rapist, or even a murderer; but “her flight” made him feel “like an accomplice tyranny” (Staples, 2012).
Poor Interpersonal Communication in Crash COM 200 Instructor Bianca Marino Poor Interpersonal Communication in Crash Crash is a movie that everyone should see at least once. The movie has a very diverse group of characters that show the different thought processes people face regarding stereotypes. A large amount of communication in this movie is expressed through nonverbal communication. Crash portrays many interpersonal communication conflicts, based primarily off of racism, which people face in the real world every day. The deepest interpersonal conflict I noted in the movie was the scene where the hitchhiker got a ride from a police officer.
The movie "Crash" was a great example of how people of different cultures can be prejudice and stereotypical toward one another. It showed how ideas and feelings are adopted and can be carried down from generation to generation. People tend to place their own culture on a pedestal while placing others that they don't understand beneath them. You see and hear things about a race and assume that all or most act out those same behaviors. People also base those feelings on how a person is dressed.
Where fear and weapons meet and they often do in urban America-there is a ways the possibility of death.” I have also created fear in people unintentionally and that has put me in potentially dangerous situations. Being in an area where the demographics show African Americans to be a minority there are going to be times where just being black will alter public space. This happens because some people lack knowledge. For instance, the only idea of black people that they have is what they may see on the news or hear in music, so in their mind black people are only around to rob, kill or harm them in some way. When in fact the people that do that are also of other races and are in situations
Both people are usually cautious about what they tell each other and how they say it, and they make a conscious effort to present positive information about themselves and to avoid conflict”. The movie Crash was a great choice to look at for conflicts in interpersonal relationships there were many instances to choose from where the communication was not that good at all. It was a challenge to narrow it down to one scene because the movie was all about racism and prejudices between us all. One of the biggest break downs in interpersonal communication in the movie crash happened between an African American couple who had just been pulled over by two white police. During the search of the body of the woman it was apparent that the white policeman was being way over the line touching the female in places that were very unnecessary When the couple returned to their house a complete failure in communication happened.
How violence in entertainment affects our society by Andrew Bogucki This was a paper that I wrote for school pertaining to the topic of violence in entertainment. Excessive violence in movies has become a popular trend with Hollywood directors lately. Vivian C. Sobchack, author of "The Postmorbid Condition," wrote "Instead of caressing violence, the cinema has become increasingly careless about it: either merely nonchalant or deeply lacking in care. "(Sobchack 378) The violence displayed in these movies, such as the Kill Bill series, attracts a large audience worldwide because the viewers are guaranteed to see adrenaline pumping action and gore. Thane Peterson, author of "Too Much Kill in the Kill Bills," states "Kill Bill: Vol.
In Brent Staples essay entitled Black Men and Public Space, he discusses issues of him being racially profiled on several occasions, and because of this he had been falsely considered a threat on these occasions (Staples). With all the negativity in the media and in movies surrounding racial prejudice and profiling over the years it is only natural to assume that if someone was found to be in the same situations discussed in this essay they would probably react similarly to everyone described by Staples. For some people in Staple’s situation it is possible that they may even get angry and turn violent which would only make the stereotypes true, but for him he chose the alternative, which was to be a little more understanding of the situations by doing things that made these individuals around him feel safe and comfortable, i.e. whistling Beethoven or just giving them a little extra room when on his night walks. This essay also raises a good question, should it be ok for law enforcement or the government to use racial profiling to make arrest or to just simply stop someone because of their race?