Oliver Stone, Nicholas Cage Prep Paramount's 9/11 Movie

I feel someone had to tell the story of the people who were in the Trade Center before and after it collapsed. It needs to be told how this horrific tragedy brought Americans and the world together to help those in need.

Yeah. Because these stories haven’t been told consistently in (more powerful, more personal, more accurate) non-fiction format for the past four years? What is a movie really going to do but glam up a terrible destructive event and probably deaden its significance in order to milk us for movie tickets? At least it is Oliver Stone. I’m waiting for Joel Schumacher to announce his 9/11 movie. Ugh.

I often think if I’d ever write a play about 9/11 because it was an event that was experienced in so many media formats by so many people all at the same time. What is there left to say? I can just go back and read my archives. What I always really just wanted to know is what was going on with the Secret Service not interrupting Bush – that still puzzles me – even after you strip away any conspiracy thinking. I really respect the Secret Service and honestly think that they were trying like hell to get the President and his team in safer areas faster but either communication lines weren’t open or protocols weren’t being followed – for whatever reason. I’ll be curious to see how the past four years are characterized ten years from now.






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