Posted at 8:52 AM on April 13, 2006
by Euan Kerr
National Public Radio's Kim Masters did a thought-provoking story thought-provoking story on Morning Edition today. It's worth a listen.
It's surprising, in a way, that Hollywood has managed to hold off this long. Yet I can fully sympathise with people who feel it is still too soon for the Hollywood treatment.
Part of whether the timing is right depends how close you are or were to the tragedies. I think the Flight 93 film will be much harder to watch, despite the carefully edited trailer. We know that every character we see is going to die. The one starring Nick Cage has the help of his character having some literal distance..he does not die. But I know enough survivors and one widow who have shut all of this out. To dwell on any of 9/11 means never moving past it. It is a peculiar thing that less than 5 years after such a monumental tragedy, people will buy tickets and a tub of popcorn to watch people much like themselves perish...in events we all lived through. Is that immoral? In bad taste? Are there so events so painful they should remain sacred, and not shared as part of the entertainment culture?