|| 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".
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?