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World Trade Center (film) – Documented Essay

April 3, 2016 | Author: | Posted in art, movies

World Trade Center : The Film

The event that shook the world on 9 /11 was all about terrorism However , Oliver Stone ‘s World Trade Center has nothing whatsoever to do with this evil . Instead , the movie is about life and the importance of it . While life is a perfectly suitable thing to focus on , Oliver Stone ‘s film about the 9 /11 disaster is a sure disappointment for movie goers seeing that it does not deliver what the public expected it to The film is entertaining , but when it comes to an event [banner_entry_middle]

of such historic magnitude as September 11 , who asked for entertainment ‘ asks Bryan Jay Koeff writing for The Washington Times (A16 . I believe that documentaries have performed a finer task of helping the world understand how tragic , horrific , and destructive a blow 9 /11 was to the American people . Steven Spielberg ‘s The Last Days was such an awesome documentary about the Holocaust . All movies about the tragedy of 9 /11 should be using that as a model

United 93 was certainly more appropriately made than was World Trade Center . Koeff has also written that Oliver Stone had the opportunity this time to create a gift for history books ! Even so , the director ended up giving the audience more of the same old dramatic Hollywood dazzle ‘ World Trade Center , the film , is actually a story about love , bravery , and family – the fundamental elements of human living . The story focuses on two main characters who are Port Authority cops and among the last of the twenty survivors pulled out from the rubble of the World Trade Center on 9 /11 . However , the real story of 9 /11 concerns those thousands of people who were killed in the disaster and many more thousands who got out alive . By concentrating on two main characters who survived the disaster , the tragedy is perhaps understated . Peter Travers writes for Rolling Stone that Oliver Stone made a cautious , earnestly factual and emotionally unassailable film ‘ The director ‘s attempt is most certainly cautious ‘ and


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earnestly factual ‘ Making fiction out of the 9 /11 tragedy definitely would not have d anybody . In spite of this , it would have been best for Stone to gather real accounts of many more survivors and to film these . That might have made this movie extremely action packed like The Day After Tomorrow . All the same , that is exactly what the American public seemed to have expected from a movie about the World Trade Center disaster on 9 /11

As far as the emotions that the film incites are concerned , nobody would deny that the 9 /11 tragedy continues to stir up emotions world over in any case . Reminders of the tragedy are almost always followed up by emotions of shock and grief . Both United 93 and World Trade Center bring tears to the eyes . Hence , the fact that Oliver Stone ‘s film stirs up strong emotions in most if not all of… [banner_entry_footer]


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