Friday, May 19, 2006

"World Trade Center"

I'm not generally a fan of Oliver Stone's attempt to recreate history, but I'm looking forward to "World Trade Center."

Trailer here.

Update: John Podhoretz is unimpressed with Oliver Stone's take on 9/11:

A trailer has just been released for "World Trade Center," the story of the last two men saved from the Ground Zero wreckage. The trailer is horrifying and bombastic, overdrawn and overdone - everything "United 93" was not. But that is to be expected from its director, Oliver Stone.

Stone's last circulated commentary on the al Qaeda attack came on Oct. 6, 2001, when he appeared on a panel at Lincoln Center. He began ranting in terms that can only be described as insane about movie-studio bosses and their connection to the attacks. Sitting next to him was the essayist Christopher Hitchens.

Stone: "They control culture, they control ideas. And I think the revolt of September 11th was about 'F--- you! F--- your order.' "

Hitchens: "Excuse me - 'revolt'?"

Stone: "Whatever you want to call it."

Hitchens: "It was state-supported mass murder, using civilians as missiles."

Stone: "The studios bought television stations. Why? Why did the telecommunications bill get passed at midnight, a hidden bill at midnight? The Arabs have a point!"

The Arabs have a point - these are the words of the man who has now directed a movie called "World Trade Center."

Words fail. Again