Sound Destruction: FLIGHT 93

Thursday, January 12, 2006


will you go see this movie?

from a new york times article:

After almost universally shying away from the topic for the past four years, Hollywood is turning in full force to the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Painful memories, all-too-familiar news clips and personal stories are now being transformed into big-screen dramas, as studios look for commercial value in the still-fresh trauma, while prompting the mass audience to revisit its thoughts and feelings.

This spring will bring the release of the first feature film to focus specifically on the attacks: "Flight 93," from the director Paul Greengrass, based on the hijacking that led to the crash of a United Airlines plane into a field in Somerset County, Pa.

The movie, to be released by Universal Pictures, is being filmed in Pinewood Studios (the site of many James Bond films). The filmmakers said "Flight 93" had the cooperation of all the families of the passengers who died on the flight. Many agreed to participate because they felt that previous attempts to document the crash focused on just the few passengers who had been able to make calls to their family members.

no doubt this will be a hot topic in the next few months.


Blogger tlm said...

I don't think I could sit through that. I can't even watch those 9/11 documentaries.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Omnipotent Poobah said...

It's another example of goulishness masked as entertainment. Sadly, Voncent Price is dead and can't do any voice overs.

It will probably break box office records and a sequel will come out, "Flight 932 Rising".

12:35 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

I don't think I could watch it either. It was just a matter of time though wasn't it?

2:20 PM  
Blogger araider said...

and yet more crap from Hollywood irritainment. using personal tragedy to make a buck. it's not educating the public of what happened that day, it's just blatant exploitation.
How can they use pesonal stories from that flight if everybody died.
The credits will read "Based loosely on true events"
Shove it up your ass Hollyweird.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Maine said...

It's probably going to be really boring anyway. Like Titanic and Pearl Harbor, you know how it ends. They'll probably have to add some romantic undertones to make it watchable. And THAT will make for a bad movie.

9:58 AM  
Blogger AP3 said...

Somehow it seems like it should be a "made for TV" movie. I'm not sure why.

But no, I won't go see it.

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Adam said...

Wow, a lot of people hate this movie that hasn't even been made yet. If the families of the victims liked it, I don't understand how someone not even connected to the tragedy can be outraged. I guess no one should produce art based on anything recent or relevant because it might make you uncomfortable?

3:54 PM  

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