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Old 12-30-2021, 06:02 PM
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9/11 Films/Tributes #1: In Remembrance - World Trade Center | Pentagon | United Airlines Flight 93

Appreciation Thread for All Films documenting the Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks upon American landmarks/innocent lives on September 11th, 2001

Positive discussion of the real heroes, the actors who played them and their families is welcome.

See bottom of post for a list of all relevant films and documentaries open for discussion here.

(Please be respectful to the memory of that day, the legacy of the buildings and the relatives of those who were tragically killed in the attacks.
Any disrespectful remarks towards the victims or their families will not be tolerated.)





Potential Film Discussion ~

9/11 (2002, Naudet Brothers)
Flight 93 (2006)
United 93 (2006)
World Trade Center (2006)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Remember Me (2010)
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
The Report (2019)
Worth (2020)
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This was a special feature on the United 93 DVD, showing a compilation of reactions to the film being made from many of the victims' families. A bittersweet insight into their lives post-9/11, five years later as it was by that point, and their memories of the day itself - plus quick reviews of their advance screening held by Paul Greengrass (before the rest of the world saw it).

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Question from Deadline to Tom Hanks: As well as Band of Brothers’ 20th anniversary approaching, there is, as we discussed before, the 20th anniversary of 9/11 is here now too. What does that latter occasion mean to you and what is the connection to you, if any, of the multi-award-winning miniseries that debuted on September 9, 2001 and the attacks that occurred two days later?

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We thought it quite possible that the broadcast of the series would be put on hold indefinitely, as it seemed WWIII had just broken out. Perhaps, the series would then be too simplistic, too jingoistic.

We halted for two weeks, then continued, providing a sobering tonic, I think.

America was again facing a long, unknowable struggle against an enemy that has been, unquestioningly, working for the dark side of humanity. The Nazis and the Japanese empire fought for dark reasons – of race, theology, of a domination of a status quo based on divisions by caste.

Where are we now, 20 years later? As Harry Truman said: “It is easier to remove tyrants and destroy concentration camps than it is to kill the ideas which gave them birth and strength."
Tom Hanks on 9/11, 'Band of Brothers' and "The Common Good"

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I would highly recommend this book ^ Your Father's Voice: Letters for Emmy about Life With Jeremy -- and Without Him after 9/11

Published in 2004, this book has a layout similar to diary entries. It's a beautiful and informative read of a love story spanning many years, cut tragically short by the September 11th terrorist attacks. Lyz Glick, the widow of Flight 93 victim Jeremy Glick, wrote this in a direct voice aimed towards her young daughter Emmy - through a series of past recollections of her life with Emmy's father Jeremy (beginning in high school when they first met) as well as expressing the difficulty of the 9/11 aftermath. It is the ultimate bid to keep his memory alive for the sake of their daughter who was just 3 months old when Jeremy was murdered. She gives great insight to Jeremy's strong character and how this determined his fight to overcome the evil men on that fateful morning. Lyz was very strong to share intimate/upsetting details of their last phone conversation, which took place on the plane. The way she tells their story together is captivating and flows very well, cleverly going from flashbacks to present day with each chapter. Also included are some family photos.

A 5 star reading experience. Could not put it down. Was very tearful in Lyz and Jeremy's goodbye chapter, as she recollects how they said "I love you" countless times in an effort to comfort each other and give each other strength in what turned out to be his final speaking moments with her.
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