Humint Events Online: Watched Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center" Last Night

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Watched Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center" Last Night

I liked it more than I expected.

Actually, the movie very scrupulously avoided any controversy and any conspiracy talk. There wasn't much in the way of politics at all. The most pleasant surprise was there was almost NOTHING about planes. The movie followed two Port Authority cops, and they never saw any plane before they got trapped by the "collapse" of the South tower. They apparently were in the basement complex near WTC5. The only hint of a plane was the shadow of a Boeing on a building early on, but it was very subtle. There was mention of planes when they showed news coverage, but that was to be expected.

The most surprising thing was the treatment of the 2nd hit. It was never clear when it happened. The showed the towers at a time when ostensibly both should have been hit (when they first arrived at the WTC*) but only the north tower was burning. Then once they were inside, it was just pure confusion. There was no footage of a fireball.

All in all, the movie mostly seemed to be about "moving on" from 9/11-- a prospect that often seems very appealing, I must admit.

*on the ride to the WTC, one guy mentions his wife was listening to the radio and heard the south tower was hit by a plane.

2 Comments:

Anonymous h is for ha. said...

maybe they couldn't really show the actual footage because people would wonder how a 767 could slip thru the side of the tower like casper the ghost. and when it goes to dvd people would rewind it and see that phenomenon over and over and begin to really wonder. and if they created a totally new scene of a 767 impacting a tower there would be an outcry of "that's not how it was!" from some groups. (9/11 truth movement excepted of course.)
i can only think now that o.stone is just another gatekeeper who has taken it upon himself to keep public attention off of the planes. or lack thereof.

2:10 AM  
Blogger Spooked said...

"i can only think now that o.stone is just another gatekeeper who has taken it upon himself to keep public attention off of the planes. or lack thereof."

Yeah, I think you're right.

I guess it would have been better if they had created some new (improved!) plane footage and seen how many people said anything. As it is, it seems like they are hiding something.

7:22 AM  

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