Crash Setting & Symbolism

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Ballard's Car

Ballard crashes his car in an accident on his way home from work. After the accident, Ballard buys a new car exactly like the old one. Later Vaughan will still this new car and use it in his attempt to die with Elizabeth Taylor, killing only himself.

Rental Cars

Ballard rents multiple rental cars from the movie studio where he works in order to experience the excitement of driving and imagining accidents in the many different cars.

Wrecked Car

The studio where Ballard works brings a wrecked car onto the set to use in a scene in a move Elizabeth Taylor is making to simulate a crash her character has experienced. This car excites Vaughan and promotes his fantasy of dying in a car crash with Elizabeth Taylor.

Lincoln Continental

Vaughan drives a Lincoln Continental similar to the one Kennedy was riding in the day of...

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