Originally posted by defythetyrants
yes but considering the subject matter at hand it is almost certainly not going to flop, in fact it will probably accrue millions in gross ticket
sales. wherein lies my concern, was the setting of 9/11, the greatest american tragedy to date, specifically chosen for the sole purpose of filling
theatres? and if that IS the case then SHAME on all involved in the project. and yes the studio responsible for producing the film should, in my
opinion, donate a generous sum to a foundation for the families of the victims or in some way donate money to said families.
Did you know that this was actually a book? The book was released almost 6 years ago. Yes, there are 9/11 ties and yes it does "open wounds" with what
the boy goes through. He also explores other historical tragic events: ie the Dresden firebombing during world war II. Estimates were that 25,000
civilians were killed during that raid. So, should money also me donated to those families that were victims (those not part of the Nazi regime)?
So, as mentioned in previous posts, tragic events have been and will always be part of books, movies, and plays. There isn't anything wrong with
This has been going on for close to 100 years:
The Johnstown Flood was a movie released in 1926 about a real event.
"Leopold and Loeb" were also depicted in a movie about their brutal slaying of Robert "Bobby" Franks in 1924 (the movie was in the 40's I believe.
"Titanic" movie in 1953, 1958 (A Night to Remember) and once again "Titanic" in 1997.
"The Longest Day" is about the Normandy landings (D-Day) during World War II.
"Tora Tora Tora" - the attack of Pearl Harbor.
"Helter Skelter" - Charles Manson
"Schindlers List" - Holocaust.
I could list hundreds of films created from true life tragic events... I think you get the point.
I don't believe that (for the most part) the authors, writers, directors, etc.. try to exploit the tragedy, but try to connect you, personally with
Anyway, if you are personally not interested in contributing to the success of a film where you disagree with the subject... Don't Go!!
Oh... and the movie "United 93" grossed $31.4 million in the United States. I believe that although it was critically acclaimed, it would be
considered a box office "flop".
edit on 10-1-2012 by Six Sigma because: (no reason given)