Editorial : 9/11 Dramatization

Posted by: KingMonkey
Am I the only person in the world who doesn't refer to the attacks of September 11, 2001 as "9/11"?

I can't help but think that calling the event by a snappy title like "9/11" cheapens it. Lives were lost and that incident sparked a controversial war that has claimed countless more lives. But I'll admit, it is a neat way to package the procduct to sell it to the American people.

I read an article today that pissed me off. Apparently Universal said they are interested in doing a dramatization of the September 11 attack on Flight 93. The movie will be called... Flight 93. Bra-freaking-vo. Which genius came up with that title? It's not the unoriginal tiel tha tbothers me, it's the unoriginal Hollywood making the movie that bothers me.

Honestly, a dramatization? The attacks weren't dramatic enough on their own? I don't know about you, but I wept when I saw the dust cloud choking the streets of New York. You don't need to dramatize that kind of emotional impact. I'm not even a citizen of that nation, but it was horrific enough that I criec for the human beings killed. Hollywood, if their track record is any indicator, will only fuck this up.

The attack was dramatic enough, we know that. If you want to portray it, show us the real life events. They're called documentaries, H-wood, look into them. I can only imagine that they will make this into a summer blockbuster fiasco. Suddenly, the heavy handed music comes in. We move into a choppy slow-motion view of the heroic struggle in the cockpit over Pennsylvania. Then, as the images slow down, we gradually fade to white. Then of course we return to the waving flags on a somber day in some cemetary where the whole fucking ceremony plays out as only Hollywood can script. The idea of a dramatization sickens me. Let's just leave it at that for now, shall we?

A professor of media at Fordham University, I believe, says he thinks it's a healthy sign. In a way I both agree and disagree with him. I felt that America's, no Hollywood's decision to remove the twin towers from every movie after the event was a bad idea. It removed any exposure in an attempt to coddle citizens. I've been in a car crash, and I know that for a while, you don't want to set foot in a car, but if you don't you never will again. Rather than being forced to remember what happened and to deal with it, Hollywood thought it was better to treat the masses as children who are incapable of dealing with pain. The idea to make films about the incident is then a good idea. It shows that the movie industry, an dnot the people, is finally ready to move on. The only problem is where they move.
 
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