Information Crash. Directed by Paul Higgis. Bob Yari Productions: 2005. Film. Won three Oscars for best Editing, best writing or screenplay and Best Film.
Name the Main Charaters Detective Waters Anthony (Ludacris) and Peter Waters Rick and Jean Cabot Cameron and Christine Thayer Officer John Ryan Officer Tom Hansen Farhad, Shereen and Dorri Daniel (Locksmith)
What are some of the main THEMES? Racism (obviously) Fear –Which usually manifests itself as anger. Going too far
Detective Waters Quickly write down the name of the character(s) and answer the following questions: Tell me a little bit about Det. Waters’ situation. What did Flanagan and Waters discuss in the courthouse? Would call him a racist? Why? What did Det. Waters learn throughout the movie?
Anthony and Peter Waters How do Anthony and Peter think white people see them? Are they right? What happens to them throughout the movie? What happens to Anthony at the end and why does he change his mind?
Rick and Jean Cabot What happens to Rick and Jean? What does Jean discover AFTER she falls down the stairs?
Cameron and Christine Thayer What happens to Cameron and Christine? How does Cameron’s anger at his own situation at work cause him to explode? What happens to Christine and what does she realize?
Officer John Ryan What’s his story? Why is he so angry? What does he discover about himself after his encounter with Christine?
Officer Tom Hansen What happens to Tom? Why does he decide to admit he has an “embarrassing problem?” What happens at the end?
Farhad, Shereen and Dorri In what situation do we meet the family? Why is Farhad so fed up and angry? What does he decide to do? What does he think happened and what does he realize?
Daniel How is Daniel caught in the middle of all of this? What do you think of his character? What is his role in the movie?
GRAPHIC ORGANIZER Now that you have all of them written out, see if you can put them together as a graphic organizer! (sometimes called and “MIND-WEB!”) http://cmap.ihmc.us/
Reflection Considering the two reviews I handed out – what do you think of the movie and what kind of review would you give it? Have you ever been involved or witnessed some racist behaviour? Tell me about it. Now that you have seen the movie and done your Music/Racism project: what are your thoughts on Racism in our society?