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Crash Fandoms

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Since winning the Academy Award for Best Picture over Brokeback Mountain, Crash has developed an anti-fandom. The Awl declared it "The Most Loathsome Best Picture of All Time," saying, "This movie needs to keep suffering, because it will not stop hurting us" (source).

Well, then.

Paul Haggis himself told The Guardian in 2015 his thoughts about his own movie: "Was it the best film of the year? I don't think so" (source). In the same interview, he continued, "Crash, for some reason, affected people, it touched people. […] Now, however, for some reason that's the film that touched people the most that year. So I guess that's what they voted for, something that really touched them. And I'm very proud of the fact that Crash does touch you."

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