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News roundup Feb. 12th, 2002 10:25 am
Sarandon and Robbins plan film about September 11 attacks. That took longer than I'd expected.

Legal challenge to morning-after pill (Oh, and pretty much any other form of contraception. Say no to choice! </bitter sarcasm>)

FBI issues new terror warning about possible imminent attack. Some innocent bugger's going to get shot or beaten through mistaken identity today then.

And scariest of all: The head of the admin dept just called me "babe".

From: mrph
Date: February 12th, 2002 - 02:28 am (Link)
Way too many things about this idea make me twitchy. Aside from the mere fact that Hollywood's making money out of it, can we expect to see special effects lovingly recreate the plane impacts? Or some of the facts airbrushed over in the name of dramatic necessity? Will we get scenes of cheering Palestinians, for that matter?

There's probably scope - and a need - for films to address this. If it's set after the fact, a character piece looking at the impact, that's not so bad (IMO) as a blockbuster disaster movie. But it's still too soon, I think.

Any bets as to when we see the first "Black Hawk Down"-style film about the Afghan war and/or the Mazar-i-sharif prison uprising?

From: zotz
Date: February 12th, 2002 - 02:46 am (Link)

All other things being equal, I'd expect Sarandon and Robbins to want to make a fairly intelligent film. I take it you've seen Bob Roberts?

From: mrph
Date: February 12th, 2002 - 02:57 am (Link)
Point. I have indeed seen Bob Roberts, and liked it a lot. My twitchiness is rooted in the idea, rather than the people involved with its development. We'll see, I guess.
From: ciphergoth
Date: February 12th, 2002 - 04:12 am (Link)
Jerry Bruckheimer has also said he's interested in making a film about 9/11.
From: wechsler
Date: February 12th, 2002 - 04:15 am (Link)
Ok, so I had to look him up, but this doesn't inspire confidence
From: wechsler
Date: February 12th, 2002 - 04:34 am (Link)
It suddenly dawns on the cynic in me that the celebrity premier of any such film is going to be one hell of a target.
From: valkyriekaren
Date: February 12th, 2002 - 09:58 am (Link)
'And scariest of all: The head of the admin dept just called me "babe".'


From: wechsler
Date: February 12th, 2002 - 10:50 am (Link)
Well she *is* old enough to be my mother, but somehow I'm not sure that everyone'll see the problem there.