Thursday, October 7, 2010

Crash (1996)

Crash is a movie about people who get sexually aroused by car crashes.

But it's not!

All the characters in the movie do get tremendously aroused by cars smashing into one another, and that's basically all that happens the entire movie, but that's not what it's about at all.

It's actually about modern society's constant yearning for more materialistic belongings, more extreme experiences, more tantalizing tickles of adrenaline glands, more, more more... And as we own more, can do more, and the limits are pushed ever onward.... there's a longing for something more.

Something meaningful.

Something spiritual.

And as these two instinctual urges fight inside ourselves, there eventually exists an existential crash between the two.

And that's what the movie is actually about.

Sadly very few people seemed to realize this quite obvious metaphor, and the film drowned in bad reviews criticizing the rather twisted paths of the self-destructive characters in the film.

But there's more to it.

So much more...

This is David Cronenberg.

NOTE: Some idiot who obviously didn't understood the film at all, took it upon himself to edit out all scenes of graphic sex within the film, and re-released it as a "clean" version. May he burn in his own hell. Make sure to get the full uncut edition.

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