Friday, April 28, 2006

United 93

The first of two movies to open this year depicting events of Sept. 11, 2001 comes to the screen today. It is titled United 93 and deals with the one plane out of the four that did not successfully reach its target on that day, but rather crashed in a Pennsylvania field. I'm sure everyone has at least heard something on tv or read something in a newspaper or magazine about this project. Lots of controversy surrounds it. Some argue that it does not respect the families of those lost. Others believe that the story should be told. I read that before any filming was done the consent of each family was given to the producers and director before anyone of them would begin production. The script was written from the actual conversations of those family members. What do I think? I will be the first in line to see it. Because I think we should ALL see it, no matter how bad it may hurt. Maybe it would make us all appreciate everything around us more and realize how this second is the only second we really have. We all say that, a lot, but do we honestly realize what it means?

MSN Article

Movie Clips from the A & E docu-drama Flight 93

This is a quote from the father of one of the passengers:
“Be reminded of our very real enemy. Be inspired by a true story of heroic actions taken by ordinary people with victorious consequences. Be thankful for each precious day of life with a loved one and make the most of it. Resolve to take the right action in the situations of life, whatever they may be. Resolve to give thanks and support to those men, women, leaders and commanders who to this day (1,687 days since Sept. 11, 2001) continue the counterattacks on our enemy and in so doing keep us safe and our freedoms intact.”

1 comment:

CamilaJW said...

Thank you for that post. The news has made it sound like the victims families were upset about this film. We must remember those who have sacrificed for us, so that we can truly appreciate what we have.