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Civic Duty: Go See 'United 93'--GEORGE WILL
Jewish World Review | May 8, 2006 | George Will

Posted on 05/08/2006 1:58:23 PM PDT by Mia T

Civic Duty: Go See 'United 93'

by George Will

Jewish World Review
May 8, 2006 / 10 Iyar 5766

 

.... Going to see "United 93" is a civic duty because Samuel Johnson was right: People more often need to be reminded than informed. After an astonishing 56 months without a second terrorist attack, this nation perhaps has become dangerously immune to astonishment....

The message of the movie is: We are all potential soldiers. And we all may be, at any moment, at the war's front, because in this war the front can be anywhere.


The hinge on which the movie turns are 13 words that a passenger speaks, without histrionics, as he and others prepare to rush the cockpit, shortly before the plane plunges into a Pennsylvania field. The words are: "No one is going to help us. We've got to do it ourselves." Those words not only summarize this nation's situation in today's war but also express a citizen's general responsibilities in a free society.

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COMPLETE ARTICLE


 

UNITED 93:THE CLINTON-9/11 NEXUS
"We have to do it now. We know what happens if we just sit here and do nothing...."





CLINTON: 'Can we kill 'em tomorrow?'
(+ Albright-Fulbright-Nobel TERRORISM revelations)

by Mia T, 4.24.06




READ MORE

 



TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: billclinton; binladen; clinton; georgewill; moviereview; terrorism; terrorists; theterrorismstupid; united93; waronterror; wot

1 posted on 05/08/2006 1:58:27 PM PDT by Mia T
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To: jla; WorkingClassFilth; Gail Wynand; Brian Allen; Lonesome in Massachussets; IVote2; Slyfox; ...

PING


2 posted on 05/08/2006 2:01:36 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T
Amazing and depressing that pilots STILL cannot have guns.

May the lord have mercy on the President in office WHEN a cockpit break-in recurs.

3 posted on 05/08/2006 2:01:40 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Mia T

I very much want to see this film but my wife thinks that it will upset her too much. I might have to get some of the guys at work and go see it.


4 posted on 05/08/2006 2:03:27 PM PDT by Mazda3Fan
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To: Mia T

bttt


5 posted on 05/08/2006 2:09:27 PM PDT by bmwcyle (We got permits, yes we DO! We got permits, how 'bout YOU?;))
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To: Mia T

Mr. Will might meditate on WHY we haven't had any attacks in the last 56 months and credit the President. Mr. Will might also try to get over his dislike of the entire Bush family and quit sniping at every opportunity, but I won't hold my breath.


6 posted on 05/08/2006 2:17:59 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: Mia T
George Will pays $8.50 to see 'United 93' in a movie theatre and concludes:

"... The message of the movie is: We are all potential soldiers. And we all may be, at any moment, at the war's front, because in this war the front can be anywhere."

... and then he returned to his country estate with gated manned security, barricaded himself inside his library with his fancy works of literature, poured himself a 23-year old single malt Scotch on ice, and went right back to demanding that ordinary people turn in all of their firearms.

Shut up, George.

7 posted on 05/08/2006 2:20:39 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi!)
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To: Mazda3Fan

Don't miss it. Go by yourself if you have to.

If your wife can watch History and National Geographic channel shows on 911 she can see this movie. There is no editorial content or significant character development; it's like you're a fly on the wall watching the day unfold at the air-traffic control and other centers. There is no violence that one doesn't see channel surfing during commericals. The time flys by.

The many actors playing their own rolls makes it. Ben Sliney should be nominated for an Oscar (that might make some Freepers care about that statue again). I'll be seeing UA93 again, for sure.


8 posted on 05/08/2006 2:33:25 PM PDT by PfromHoGro (Lets roll!)
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To: Mia T

How is Flight 93 doing at the boxoffice?


9 posted on 05/08/2006 2:34:50 PM PDT by hattend (What's the protocol?)
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To: gaijin; Mia T

<< Amazing and depressing that pilots STILL cannot have guns. >>

Pilots, schmilots: -- On my aeroplane I want every passenger to be excercising his Second Amendment Rights.

Whose whole point is that when everyone has a gun, no-one does.


10 posted on 05/08/2006 2:37:06 PM PDT by Brian Allen (Life's only certainties include the absolute corruption of those who collect and spend our taxes.)
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To: Miss Marple
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Mr. Will might meditate on WHY we haven't had any attacks in the last 56 months and credit the President. Mr. Will might also try to get over his dislike of the entire Bush family and quit sniping at every opportunity, but I won't hold my breath.

Miss Marple

 

Will might also refer to an earlier piece, connect the dots and meditate on why we WERE attacked on 9/11...

Perhaps it's as simple as this seemingly self-evident truth: Rapists, by definition, make lousy guardians of our national security.



There is reason to believe that he is a rapist ("You better get some ice on that," Juanita Broaddrick says he told her concerning her bit lip), and that he bombed a country to distract attention from legal difficulties arising from his glandular life, and that... [f]urthermore, the bargain that he and his wife call a marriage refutes the axiom that opposites attract. Rather, she, as much as he, perhaps even more so, incarnates Clintonism

GEORGE WILL
SLEAZE, THE SEQUEL


11 posted on 05/08/2006 2:47:14 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: The KG9 Kid

"poured himself a 23-year old single malt Scotch on ice"

On ice? Oh the humanity!


12 posted on 05/08/2006 2:49:05 PM PDT by toddlintown
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To: Mia T

Agreed. Best 90 minutes I have paid for to sit in a theater since the Passion of The Christ was released.


13 posted on 05/08/2006 2:50:05 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache ("Scientology is dangerous stuff,it's like forming a religion based around Johnny Quest and Haji.")
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To: Mia T

Mia T. bump.


14 posted on 05/08/2006 2:50:59 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: hattend

UNITED 93

Domestic Total as of May. 7, 2006: $20,192,305
Distributor: Universal Release Date: April 28, 2006
Running Time: 1 hrs. 30 min. Production Budget: $15 million
MPAA Rating: R Est. Marketing Costs: N/A


15 posted on 05/08/2006 2:52:42 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache ("Scientology is dangerous stuff,it's like forming a religion based around Johnny Quest and Haji.")
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To: Brian Allen

I dunno, Brian. Your scenario assumes rational actors... or minimally, actors who want to live. MAD is a relic of another time, another war.


16 posted on 05/08/2006 2:53:37 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Miss Marple
George Will is no different from Bill Kristol. They both believe that their opinions demand not only to be listened to, but to be abided.

Anyone who ignores them, pays them no attention and does not curry their favor (like our President)is their enemy.

17 posted on 05/08/2006 3:20:46 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: bmwcyle

thanks :)


18 posted on 05/08/2006 3:54:54 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T

bump


19 posted on 05/08/2006 4:39:39 PM PDT by jla
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To: My Favorite Headache; All
United 93 is very un-Hollywood.
Spielberg could take some lessons from Greengrass.


CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE WORST KIND

January 9, 2006
Reviewer: miat22 (Mia T)

... to borrow a phrase, perversely, from a Spielberg flick about benign intelligence.

Munich, with its false premises, phony pieties and outright lies -- Spielberg fantasy wrapped in sober documentary -- is a verisimilitudinous contrivance that is pernicious, especially now, especially here, especially if we understand Spielberg's real motivation.

Truth matters not at all to Spielberg, and courage matters even less. To advance his fallacious argument, he has Golda Meir speak words she never said, never would have said and, obviously, cannot now disavow. Posthumous misappropriation is a preferred tactic of the abject coward.

Munich is less about Meir avenging the Munich massacre than it is about Bush waging the War on Terror. The historical Munich allusion of appeasement, self-loathing and psychologizing that is practiced so fastidiously by the American Left
today is key to understanding Spielberg.

The core of his anti-war argument: By fighting back, we become our enemy. Ironically, with Munich, the same can now be said of Spielberg.

Is Spielberg humanizing the terrorist really any different from Riefenstahl humanizing Hitler? If anything, Spielberg is more contemptible. Whereas Riefenstahl symbolizes the naïve actress and director who is induced to deal with devils, Spielberg is self-actuated and aware.

Hollywood is DreamWorks, fantastical and unthinking and solipsistic by definition.

To mitigate its danger, people capable of critical thinking must take on Hollywood... and must do so in Hollywood venues.

The printed word, sad to say, no longer carries the day.



My New York Times Review of Munich
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COPYRIGHT MIA T 2006

20 posted on 05/08/2006 5:12:32 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: My Favorite Headache; hattend

bump


21 posted on 05/08/2006 6:40:22 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T

BUMP


22 posted on 05/08/2006 6:53:16 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: Deetes

thank you :)


23 posted on 05/08/2006 6:54:32 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T

Very Welcome :)))


24 posted on 05/08/2006 6:55:33 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: Deetes

:)


25 posted on 05/08/2006 7:05:07 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T; All

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Another true 9/11 American lifesaver Hero:


The Man Who Predicted 9/11: RICK RESCORLA, ..R.I.P.

http://www.RickRescorla.com
(See: 'The Statue' Pictures)

http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24361
(How 'The Statue' got there at Ft. Benning GA. It's in the Eyes...)

...Before his 9/11 Lifesaving demise at Tower II on that Day of Infamy,

...RICK RESCORLA co-wrote a Movie screenplay, with Screenwriter JIM MORRIS, about America's No.1 World War II Infantry hero AUDIE MURPHY.

...Two heroic stories ripe for the retelling on the Silver Screen, perhaps, a la "United 93"..?

.


26 posted on 05/08/2006 8:30:50 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Mia T

bump


27 posted on 05/08/2006 8:41:06 PM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: Mia T; Alamo-Girl; All

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JOHN PTAK:

-The longtime Creative Artists Agency Agent to the Stars that put together the financing for the stunning "United 93" & upcoming "World Trade Center" Motion Pictures.

-Rancho Alamitos High School, Garden Grove CA, Class of 1960 classmate of "ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer who later became a fellow RICK RESCORLA Veteran of the "WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965.


http://www.orgs.cc/RAHS60/ (High School website)

http://www.WeWereSoldiers.com (Paramount Pictures website)

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set1.htm (Pictures)

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm (Pictures)

http://www.RickRescorla.com (RICK RESCORLA website)

.


28 posted on 05/08/2006 8:47:50 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Mia T

My daughter is taking me mother's day ;)


29 posted on 05/08/2006 8:50:03 PM PDT by JustPiper (So say your fond farewells! Mecha means fuse, and it is lit !)
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To: JustPiper

excellent


30 posted on 05/09/2006 8:31:45 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: All
Why do some people need the knife at their own throat to understand Islamo-facism?--Names Ash Housewares

Why, indeed.

'UNITED 93' vs. 'MUNICH'
Paul Greengrass--thank the stars--is no Steven Spielberg

31 posted on 05/09/2006 8:32:21 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mazda3Fan
I might have to get some of the guys at work and go see it.

"No one is going to help us. We've got to do it ourselves." Go see it alone if you have to...

32 posted on 05/09/2006 9:19:22 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (Always bring a liberal to a gunfight)
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