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 Post subject: World Trade Center DVD (Nicholas Cage)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:50 pm 
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Not just about 30 minutes ago, I started to watch the World Trade Center DVD with Nicholas Cage and quite honestly, I had to shut it off. All of the locations, accents of course, attitudes displayed and such are too familiar to me and I wonder if it's because I'm from the East Coast that I can't bring myself to really watch it.

Has anyone else here seen the film? What did you think of it? Does it at any point become uplifting?

How were you able to sit through the whole film?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:50 pm 
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Jersey Girl wrote:
Not just about 30 minutes ago, I started to watch the World Trade Center DVD with Nicholas Cage and quite honestly, I had to shut it off. All of the locations, accents of course, attitudes displayed and such are too familiar to me and I wonder if it's because I'm from the East Coast that I can't bring myself to really watch it.

Has anyone else here seen the film? What did you think of it? Does it at any point become uplifting?

How were you able to sit through the whole film?

Jersey Girl


Yes, I went to the theater to see it.

My wife and I had to sit there for about 5-10 minutes before we could get up to leave. It brought back so much of the raw emotions of that time, we were just flabbergasted.

It is a very powerful movie.

It does become uplifting when you get to the end and see the rest of the story of these men. It makes you really want to hug all your family, and be thankful for what you have.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:59 pm 
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Ah thanks, ozemc,

I'm glad to hear someone else had the same reaction. Don't know where you're from but I'm from around there. I could picture myself as one of those people standing in front of Port Authority when that shadow of the plane flew over. It was just too hard to watch it and I don't plan on trying again. That day was honestly traumatic to me and my family. Hit WAY too close to home...literally.


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I thought it was too soon for the World Trade Center movie when I heard about this project. I think its lose-lose really. It either plays as a depressing movie when thousands of civilians and brave New York City firefighters and policemen die, or it plays as a reminder of the first major attack on mainland America by an outside force since the War of 1812 (Someone will dig up some attack to prove me wrong...I'm sure I'm wrong there).

Either way it goes completely against this mystique of American power and immunity, not to mention the loss of our fellow citizens. It's too soon. Maybe in a generation...10 or 15 years at the minimum, but not after 5 years. 9/11 was the first "Where were you at moment" in 30+ years (JFK and Moon landing, maybe Berlin wall) but its not joyous like the Moon landing or the Berlin Wall, there still haven't been many JFK movies that I know of (with the exception of the Oliver Stone conspiracy theory piece).

And its not like Pearl Harbor where its a rallying cry because Pearl Harbor was a military attack by a foreign military power (even though it was an blind attack). 9/11 was a civilian attack by other civilians (terrorist civilians, but not a fair act by any means). And unlike World War 2 where we won 4 years later, no one knows how this War on Terror campaign/Iraq War is going to shake out. It's just too soon to make a movie in my opinion----maybe a documentary but not a motion picture trying to make real money. Just too soon.

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edit: I don't really remember much of anything, but I'll remember 9/11. It was my first real "in your face" act of war and it really opened my eyes to the fact that not everyone thinks the way we do. It really put some cracks in my view of America as a perfect area too, it showed that we're not as protected and isolated as we think.

another edit: Haven't seen the movie. Don't want to see it. As I said before, its just too soon for me, and I suspect for many people.

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Bond,

With regards to the sense of security. When on vacation back East that following summer, I went into the city. It was an eerie feeling, let me tell you. There was no doubt that everything changed after the attacks. The first evidence was the presence of metal detectors everywhere...at the ferries, Statue of Liberty ferry, into the museum's, etc. All backpacks, shopping bags were taken at the museums and kept their until we exited. The streets were heavily covered with police, obviously armed. Helicopters patroling over the city and the harbor. And of course, the absence of the towers in the skyline. Taking your shoes off in the airports, we do it now as routine.

The worst for me during that visit was a visit to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum which I will tell anyone who is reading this is not hardly worth the 30$ price of admission. We went through various rooms with replica's of celebrities, politicians, and such. Then winding up the stairs on a sort of landing walked right into a room with a picture of firefighters raising the flag at Ground Zero. To say that we were reduced to tears is an understatement. The city and country were so wounded by those attacks.

This summer we were within spitting distance of Ground Zero down in the financial district and chose not to visit the site.

Some things hurt too much.

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Jersey Girl wrote:
Some things hurt too much.

Jersey Girl


It's odd the things that spark people to sadness. Like a person may visit a family members grave and not be too upset, but see something like that person's favorite jacket or something else that epitimized the person can spark great emotion.

A recent thing about 9/11. Watched Home Alone 2 over the holidays and was sparked with just a twinge of sadness when the boy goes to New York to the World Trade Centers, after watching all the documentaries and stuff with nary any emotion. Something about the innocence of youth and the happiness of the moment combined with the reality that those buildings aren't there anymore.

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