The red carpet now had taken on a different hue, a purple tinge.
The source of the colour was not far away. Down the street, spreading its baleful light everywhere, hung a gigantic, vertical, electric-blue neon sign spelling out
S C I E N T O L O G Y.*
*The writer/director of Crash is Paul Haggis who is, in fact, a Scientologist. He is also, in fact, responsible for Million Dollar Baby and "Walker, Texas Ranger."