September 03, 2006

World Trade Center.

We saw the movie today. I believe Oliver Stone may have tripped and accidentally made a pro-American film.

It was well-done. At least, parts of it I were: I have a phobia about entombment, so while Attila the Hub watched the movie, I watched his shoulder. He was wearing the green Hawaiian shirt with the white flowers. Good choice, well-crafted. Durable weave.

Posted by Attila Girl at September 3, 2006 10:21 PM | TrackBack

When I first heard that O.Stone was doing a 9/11 film, I figured it was going to be yet another movie I was going NOT to be seeing.

Color me surprised at the positive reviews.

Posted by: Darleen at September 4, 2006 11:10 AM

I'd been wondering how the movie was. The only movie I've seen in the theatre in the last 16 years was Flight 93. Maybe I'll mess with my record and make it two moives in one year.

Posted by: Tammy at September 4, 2006 03:35 PM

Was the shirt made in China?

Posted by: Sean Hackbarth at September 4, 2006 04:31 PM

Korea, if you must know.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 4, 2006 11:19 PM

Hollywood is up to its old Leftist tricks, they're just being more clever this time. Stone was on a tight leash from what I heard. He was paying for his 'sins'--turning out box office bombs, But not to worry, he's back to his old anti-American ways speaking out in Europe about Hollywood glorifying war. And patriotism. He must be talking about Hollywood, Fla.

The "trick," the "revisionist history"? They turned the whole episode into a heartwarming tale of survival and personal victory--everything it wasn't. 9/11 was like turning a corner when you're walking down the strret and being hit in the face with a baseball bat. And being kicked repeatedly in the balls when you're on the cement bleeding. No victories there. Did any of you feel anything positive about that day? Of course not. You were thinking of ways to regroup and strike back. And pay back. A thousandfold. And then some....

Posted by: Darrell at September 5, 2006 09:44 AM

Except that the character of the Marine explicitly mentions his intention to re-up to "avenge" what happened that day.

I'm not making a statement in favor of Stone; I'm only saying that this work is inconsistent with his other work, and that it is a worthwhile movie in and of itself.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 5, 2006 09:50 AM

Interesting, they still make clothes in Korea. I hope is wasn't North Korea because then the material for the shirt came out of someone's food ration.

Posted by: Sean Hackbarth at September 5, 2006 10:29 PM

I think in the North they're pretty much hunter-gatherers, without anything to hunt or gather.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 5, 2006 10:43 PM

Were they playing Connie Francis("Who's Sorry Now")after the marine speaks his line?

I'm torn on this one. I'd like to see great box office on "WTC" because it sends a message to Hollywood to play it straight with this story. Bad box office would give them the excuse to deliver the usual Stone fare(workers seen in the WTC drilling holes in the concrete walls for demolition explosives;Cheney and Rummy with their hands on an old-time, t-handled detonator).

Posted by: Darrell at September 6, 2006 08:55 AM

Go see the movie. Then send Oliver Stone a "get well" card. Everyone walks away happy.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 6, 2006 09:10 AM

OK! I am told!

Posted by: Darrell at September 6, 2006 01:18 PM

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