Saw Falling Down last night and couldn't believe what I saw. Call me a leftie
wimp or something, but the way that issues of class, gender, race and sexual
orientation were touched upon was either heavy handed, downright regressive, or
blatantly disturbing. Some notes
1 Interesting how the white cop (as opposed to the hispanic ex-
partner, or team of black woman and hispanic man) is the one
who posseses the knowledge to follow the story. . .
2 Too many of the subjective images of the Michael Douglas
character's burgeoning insanity and hatred are people of color
for there to be much doubt of r****m.
3 It is interesting that the man touted in the previews to be
average American guy who's fed up is actually on a murderous,
xenophobic, terroristic journey across town to reunite with a
wife who has filed a restraining order against him.
4 Homophobia is a crime in the film which goes unpunished, yet
when Michael Douglas is threatened by the homosexuality of
prison he is driven to murder. . .
5 Women are told to shut up (literally and metaphorically) in
more scenes than I could (care to ) remember.