Sunday, February 19, 2006

crash

"It's the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We're always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something." - opening line from crash.

just saw this film again tonight and i am in the same state i was after i saw it months ago: stomach in knots, feeling very exposed. it is a gutt-wrenching, weave of stories that powerfully addresses our unwillingness to engage the "other"- all of us. it is heavy and beautiful stuff. (viewer discretion advised)

2 comments:

Stacy said...

This is one of my favorite movies and that is one of my favorite lines.

pedro said...

Compelling quote. I'll have to see the movie. Brings back my days of wandering the streets of Chicago: the smells, sights, and yes, the feeling of bumpipng into others. I especially remember what it was like to be on a packed L train during rush hour.