Falling Down is a movie which follows William Foster's attempt to "go home."
Bill Foster's effort to survive
The early 1990s were rough on
The first incident in the film occurs at a convenience store. The convenience store is manned by a Korean who over charges and is "not a people-person." This alludes to the perception of the alleged swamping of convenience-stores by Koreans. This stereotype was so wide-spread that Koreans were targeted in the Rodney King riots for alleged wrongs against the black community.
Next up on Williams' tour of destruction is
Another vernacular region is the country club area. This section of town has grumpy old white men playing golf. Houses nearby are huge mansions owned by wealthy doctors. The whites have cut themselves away from
The final region is the pier nearby William's "home." The ocean is scene as the end point and place for salvation.
The movie does a good job of giving each neighborhood its own feel. It also is a good survey introduction to the make-up of
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