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Terrorism on the Big Screen

We may be entering into the era of fiction movies based on Sept. 11. Earlier this year, the Z review reported that Columbia Pictures has acquired the rights to adapt "102 Minutes," Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn's unflinching look at the first 102 minutes of the World Trade Center attacks, told from the perspectives of those who were trapped inside.

It's bound to be a controversial subgenre, and perhaps its precursor is the forthcoming "The War Within." I recently saw the trailer in a movie theater, and the effects were staggering. I can only imagine how powerful the entire film will be. The IMDb sums it up thus: "A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience."

Four years after Sept. 11, is terrorism still the elephant in the room for the mainstream of America? If so, movies like "The War Within" and "102 Minutes" are bound to make waves.--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on October 2, 2005 5:10 PM
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