Liz Erk (lizerk) wrote,
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United 93

After watching this, the Flight 93 movie just seems absurd now.

A Dark Day Revisited
Five years later, Hollywood is betting that America is ready for films about what happened on 9/11. Are we?



Trailer's Here

By Sean Smith and Jac Chebatoris
Newsweek

April 10, 2006 issue - If movie trailers are supposed to cause a reaction, the preview for "United 93" more than succeeds. Featuring no voice-over and no famous actors, it begins with images of a beautiful morning and passengers boarding an airplane. It takes you a minute to realize what the movie's even about. That's when a plane hits the World Trade Center. The effect is visceral. When the trailer played before "Inside Man" last week at the famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, audience members began calling out, "Too soon!"

In New York City, where 9/11 remains an open wound, the response was even more dramatic. The AMC Loews theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side took the rare step of pulling the trailer from its screens after several complaints. "One lady was crying," says one of the theater's managers, Kevin Adjodha. "She was saying we shouldn't have [played the trailer]. That this was wrong ... I don't think people are ready for this."


No, we're not ready. We've had more than enough fiction.

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