Thursday, January 05, 2006
Stirring the Controversy bowl
Well, I wouldn't call this controversial personally, but there's plenty of cotton-headed ninnymuggins that will. For those not quite in the know, Hollywood is churning out at least two new films this year about 9/11. It looks like the first to hit will be Flight 93, the plane that was taken down in Pennsylvania.
The filmmakers have taken some dramatic license as nobody on God's Green Earth truly know what happened, but with the flight recorder, transmissions, and phone calls made from the plane a good chunk of what happened can be pieced together.
I guess I could be somewhat offended by the material if a family member were on that flight, but in my personal view I know I would want the story to be told, ESPECIALLY if I had a family member on the flight.
We'll see how it goes. I'm guessing people will flock to these films and I am in full support of 9/11 films being produced, as long as they're done with respect to families involved and told with truth and passion. I have little doubt that filmmakers will be very sensitive to the material and they should, but I don't think that we should shy away from such a huge historical event being translated to the masses.
There are a multitude of stories out there from that day and there's no way that all of them can be told, but I will say this: I'd much rather see a film about 9/11 than another Deuce Bigelow movie.
Anyways, here's the link to the trailer. You'll need quicktime to view it. If you don't have quicktime then what is the deal? Is your computer still running in DOS mode? Get with it!