The Toronto Star‘s Martin Knelman reminds Crash director- writer Paul Haggis that his film has been belittled as a safe, conservative choice for those too timid to endorse Brokeback Mountain. “I have to say I find that view hysterical and absurd,” Haggis replies. “I thought Brokeback was a really good movie but, if you decided to vote for it, the best reason would be you thought it was a great movie about two human beings, not because it’s a social statement. And if you wanted to see the gay community embraced by Hollywood, well, the fact is that happened a long time ago. I mean, look at the popularity of Will & Grace on television.”