July 09, 2005
Say it ain't so, Joe!
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Three-time Oscar winner Oliver Stone will direct superstar Nicholas Cage in the first major Hollywood movie about the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, producers announced.First of all, FOUR YEARS before Hollywood deigns to make a movie dealing with 9/11 and we get Ollie Stoned who spun JFK as wild conspiracy flic that implicated just about anyone over the age of 21 as being "in on it", including LBJ.
The as-yet untitled film, which will be made for Paramount Pictures, will tell the true stories of the last two men to be rescued alive from the ruins of the collapsed World Trade Center in New York.
"It's an exploration of heroism in our country -- but is international at the same time in its humanity," said Stone ...
"It's a work of collective passion, a serious meditation on what happened, and carries within a compassion that heals," Stone said in a statement issued by producers.
Oscar-winning star Cage will take the lead role of New York Port Authority policeman Sergeant John McLoughlin, who was trapped along with one of his fellow officers in the mangled wreckage of one of the twin towers that crumbled after being hit by hijacked passenger jets.
I believe the scariest phrase (and the biggest give away) is
international in it's humanity
uh oh ... cue the "if only America had addressed the root causes of terrorism..." theme.
Too much of Hollywood finds "America" beneath it. Not worthy of honoring or defending. They're so international in their tastes and sensibilities. So multi-cultural that shrugged shoulders and mouthed phrases like "who are we to judge?" come easily to the goat cheese ravioli and chocolate fountain set. IMO, that is why one hasn't seen movies dealing with 9/11 as the movies Hollywood turned out in the early forties. Casablanca was before American audiences less than ONE YEAR after Pearl Harbor. Others:
- Thirty Seconds over Tokyo 1944
- Wake Island 1942
- Watch on the Rhine 1943
- Mrs. Miniver 1942 -- this was made prior to Pearl Harbor but explores the British experience of Nazi bombings of England.
So when I see Ollie use phrases like "international humanity" and "collective passion" I'm tempted to slap a big TOXIC TO REALITY sticker on it.
Posted by Darleen at July 9, 2005 09:51 AM
I rolled my eyes too when I read that in the trades. UGH.
Posted by: Mieke at July 12, 2005 04:49 PM