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Caught 'Crash' on the big screen at the weekend with the Fluff, Goat & Kate. It's had loads of thumbs-up reviews and I still enjoyed it a lot even though the whole multi-characters linked to one event/theme formula was far grittier and original in Amores Perros as well as Robert Altman's 'Short Cuts' and of course 'Pulp Fiction', even 'Go' too. 'Crash' has more twists than a champion slalom ski-er & King Cobra on heat; truss!

Crash's connection theme is racism in L.A. - Ludacris, Matt Dillon & lesser known Michael Pena (not so lesser known if you're a 'Shield' fan), act superbly with racial tensions boiling hot at times reminding me of 'Do The Right Thing', maybe because I just finished reading Spike Lee's 'That's My Story And I'm Sticking To It' (Superb book which I'll blog about soon, time permitting).

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The 2004 Crash flick was apparently asked to change its name due to possible confusion with David Cronenberg's 1996 film 'Crash' though the name stuck possibly because there have been about 7 other films called 'Crash' before Cronenberg's 'Crash' - aiittt??!!! In my review of the film, the 2005 'Crash' does reflect Cronenberg's 'Crash' with regard to the latter's subject of twisted car accidents - you'll find it hard not to watch and won't dwell on it too much but it'll make a mark for real.

Not sure about the Stereophonics 'Maybe Tomorrow' as closing credits, it reminded me of a show jingle for Jezza's problem phone-in radio show on Virgin before he got picked up by C-c-c-c-apital. I love Jezza's show but that Stereophonics jingle and tune has been over-rinsed!!

Mark Isham's score for Crash (2005) seriously boosts the film's emotions and moods considerably, so props and double props for Mark himself, bigging up his 'Crash' score on Amazon.

Posted on August 15, 2005 at 04:48 PM

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