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March 6, 2006

Bashing "Crash"

I've never seen a Best Picture winner get so much scorn heaped upon it as Crash is getting now.. Jeff Chang's essay, and other similar reactions from friends, made me shy away from renting it, but this new barrage of hate makes Jeff's piece read like a love letter. Now I really need to see it for myself.. but until then, here are some of the jabs being thrown.. do y'all agree?

Jessica Crispin:

"...the Best Picture award went to a stupid, shallow work of moral cowardice. "


"..it's exactly the kind of portentous, piss-elegant middlebrow trash that many critics (and, unhappily, many viewers) see as Important Cinema..."

Babies Are Fireproof blog:

"...it wasn't just "Chicago" crap, or "Million Dollar Baby" crap, it was offensively (and righteously) stupid crap, the kind that will be remembered not as the vaguely progressive criticism of our era that it proclaims itself to be, but as aesthetic distillation of the times's most shallow impulses."


..."'Crash' is like a Creative Writing 101 demonstration of what not to do as a writer... The Academy is 78 years old and acting every bit of it, and last night they took another doddering step towards irrelevancy.

Posted by jsmooth995 at March 6, 2006 7:22 PM

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