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  • (vanity) Rent DC 9/11 - Time Of Crisis. Marty gives it 3 thumbs up!

    09/16/2004 12:27:01 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 9 replies · 259+ views
    Click Just had the pleasure of renting and watching Showtime's 2003 made-for-cable movie of 9/11. Timothy Bottoms turns in a compelling performance of President Bush's activities, meetings and reactions during the week following 9/11. Uncanny casting makes for highly realistic portrayals of key players (Condi, Rummy, etc.). Definitely worth the $4-something I shelled out. SEE IT!
  • Just got my copy of DC 9/11 on DVD...

    09/09/2004 5:03:33 PM PDT · by Toonces T. Cat · 3 replies · 367+ views
    Showtime Entertainment ^ | 9/9/04 | Toonces T. Cat
    Just got my copy of DC 9/11 on DVD. The transfer is outstanding. It is really nice to see it in the correct aspect ratio and with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. I do not know how accurate the script is, but it paints a, not perfect, but very flattering image of the Prez. I have only watched it up through the scene in the elementary school classroom and it is almost as disturbing as watching it happen all over again. Buy it, tie up your liberal friends and neighbors in your living room, and make them watch it! Here's a...
  • Tonight 9pm EDT/PDT, Showtime re-airs DC 9-11: A Time of Crises

    09/11/2003 8:57:01 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 3 replies · 152+ views
    MRC ^ | 9-11-03 | BrentBaker
    In case you missed it: # Tonight at 9pm EDT/PDT, Showtime will re-air its DC 9-11: A Time of Crises "docudrama" about the Bush White House in the days after September 11th, 2001. For more about the movie, see two previous CyberAlert items on it and on negative journalistic reaction to its "too pro-Bush" portrayal: a href="
  • Aftershocks

    09/10/2003 9:46:36 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 2 replies · 137+ views
    NRO ^ | 9/10/2003 | David Frum
    Chetwynd’s Bush In preparation for the 9/11 commemorations tomorrow, I watched last night Lionel Chetwynd’s excellent “Showtime” docudrama, “DC 9/11.” I don’t know how others will respond, but for me it very authentically revived memories of one of the most terrible days in my life – and not only because a character based on me makes a cameo appearance in the film. Chetwynd gets details impressively right, down to the exact lamps in the Oval Office. He has found actors who look spookily like the characters they play, including President Bush himself. An d the crux of his story is...
  • Bush takes center stage in 9/11 drama

    09/08/2003 9:28:01 PM PDT · by Invasionofthebodysnatchers · 12 replies · 175+ views
    CNN/AP ^ | 9/7/03 | AP
    <p>Timothy Bottoms portrays George W. Bush and John Henly is a New York City fireman in a scene from Showtime's 'DC 9/11.'</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Filmmaker Lionel Chetwynd is a supporter of President Bush, a self-described political conservative and a defender of the war on Iraq.</p>
  • Dc 9/11: Time of Crisis

    09/08/2003 7:06:34 PM PDT · by djwright · 13 replies · 236+ views
    showtime | 9/8/2003 | self
    On now pacific - may be repeated Showtime is showing a docudrama of 9/11 events focusing on the Bush White House. And surprize they aren't trying to show Bush as a bufoon. They are showing him as a decisive leader. Very refreshing. Title of the show is DC 9/11: Time of Crisis - check it out.
  • From Swagger to Stagger (DOWD ALERT)

    09/07/2003 7:02:51 AM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 19 replies · 136+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9-7-03 | Mo Dowd
    On one channel tonight, we can watch the iconic side of the Bush presidency. In the risibly revisionist Showtime movie "DC 9/11: Time of Crisis," George W. Bush is Vin Diesel-tough as he battles terrorists. "If some tinhorn terrorist wants me, tell him to come get me," the fictional president fictionally snaps on Air Force One after the 9/ll attacks. "I'll just be waiting for the bastard." On network channels at the same time — W. is pre-empting himself! — we can watch the ironic side of the Bush presidency. Even though Bush the Younger has done everything in his...

    09/08/2003 9:30:36 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 50 replies · 369+ views
    MRC ^ | 10am EDT, Monday September 8, 2003 | BrentBaker
    As CyberAlert predicted, newspaper critics have denounced a Showtime movie for being too favorable to President Bush. The September 5 CyberAlert forecast: "On Sunday night, September 7, Showtime will premiere DC 9-11: Time of Crisis, what I understand will be a 'docudrama' with a sympathetic take on President Bush and his top aides in the days after September 11, 2001. So, expect some derisive reviews in newspapers on Saturday and Sunday."BREAK Reviews in USA Today, the Washington Post, New York Times and the Boston Globe all ridiculed the script and acting in it, but the favorable portrait of President Bush...
  • TV Specials-September 11 Anniversary

    09/08/2003 7:07:17 AM PDT · by GYPSY286 · 12 replies · 186+ views
    September 8, 2003 | Me
    I watched DC-9/11 last evening and found it to be interesting and well done. I understand that it will be shown again throughout the week. I believe it was shown on Starz. If you are aware of any anniversary specials being presented this week on any networks, please use this thread to let us all know.
  • Bush takes center stage in ‘DC 9/11’

    09/07/2003 9:38:49 AM PDT · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 1 replies · 171+ views
    MSNBC ^ | AP
    Filmmaker Lionel Chetwynd is a supporter of President Bush, a self-described political conservative and a defender of the war on Iraq. NONE OF THAT, he contends, disqualified him from making a film about the Bush administration’s actions in the days immediately following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. And Chetwynd makes no apologies for writing and producing an admiring account of a confident, decisive leader in Showtime’s “DC 9/11: Time of Crisis,” debuting 8 p.m. EDT Sunday. “Yes, it is a flattering portrait of the president because he did become the instrument around which we rallied,” he said. “You could say...
  • DC 9-11: Showtime movie live thread

    09/07/2003 5:41:55 PM PDT · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 25 replies · 2,443+ views
    Anyone watching?

    09/07/2003 5:45:54 PM PDT · by Chancellor Palpatine · 48 replies · 461+ views
    Wow! Am watching this now - powerful stuff.They make Bush and the cabinet look GREAT!
  • TV Docudrama Blames Clinton for 9/11

    09/06/2003 6:35:40 PM PDT · by kattracks · 139 replies · 1,570+ views ^ | 9/06/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    An upcoming TV docudrama chronicling President Bush's actions in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks blames President Clinton's "weakness" for leaving America vulnerable to the disaster. Titled "DC/9/11: A Time of Crisis" and set for broadcast Sunday night on Showtime, the film "rarely misses a chance to suggest that the Clinton administration's weakness was to blame for the disaster," reported the New York Times on Friday. In one poignant exchange, Bush is shown telling Prime Minister Tony Blair, "I want to inflict pain . . bring enough damage so they understand there is a new team here, a...
  • Dull Paean: Showtime's "DC 9/11" is a Shameless Bush Booster

    09/06/2003 9:28:38 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 24 replies · 284+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sept. 6, 2003 | Tom Shales
    Simultaneously dull and disgraceful, "DC 9/11: Time of Crisis," a new Showtime movie, uses the tragic attack on America in 2001 as the basis for a reelection campaign movie on behalf of George W. Bush. The film is an insult to those who perished in the attacks and, really, an insult to America generally, but it's so insanely boring that people aren't likely to become very outraged over it. Written by conservative Republican Lionel Chetwynd, who admits to a bias in Bush's favor, the film -- premiering on Showtime tomorrow night at 8 -- is primitive propaganda that portrays Bush...
  • 'DC 9/11' is too pro-Bush, and too late [Boston Globe lib whines & cries]

    09/06/2003 1:29:33 PM PDT · by nwrep · 52 replies · 235+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 6, 2003 | Mark Jurkowitz
    <p>If "DC 9/11: Time of Crisis" could ever be cut down to a bite-size portion, it would make the best presidential reelection ad ever conceived, one that would force every Democratic challenger to abandon the chase for the White House.</p>
  • Showtime Movie on Bush on 9/11 (September 7,DC 9-11:Time of Crisis)

    09/05/2003 9:40:08 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 16 replies · 383+ views
    MRC ^ | 11:20am EDT, Friday September 5, 2003 | BrentBaker
    On Sunday night, September 7, Showtime will premiere DC 9- 11: Time of Crisis, what I understand will be a "docudrama" with a sympathetic take on President Bush and his top aides in the days after September 11, 2001. So, expect some derisive reviews in newspapers on Saturday and Sunday. It stars, as George W. Bush, Timothy Bottoms, the same guy who played Bush in the mocking Comedy Central sit-com, That's My Bush. The Showtime Web site page for the movie promises: "Timothy Bottoms stars as President George W. Bush in this docudrama that traces the nine days after the...
  • The Bush Doctrine Goes to the Movies

    09/05/2003 12:49:13 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 29 replies · 270+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 09/05/03 | Jonathan V. Last
    Lionel Chetwynd's "DC 9/11" tells the story behind the policy change brought on by September 11. IT'S AN OPEN QUESTION as to whether or not a great movie will ever be made about September 11. Historical events don't always lend themselves to good filmmaking. The Holocaust has translated well; Pearl Harbor has never been done justice. It is a small mercy that no Michael Bay or Jerry Bruckheimer has yet tried to make an epic September 11 movie. The only two movies about the day have been small, modest affairs--the Naudet brothers' documentary "9/11" and the film version of Anne...
  • Bush-backed feature film of 9/11 casts him as scourge of 'tinhorn terrorists' (VRWC alert)

    06/21/2003 12:33:37 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 33 replies · 221+ views
    The Independent (U.K.) ^ | 06/22/03 | Andrew Gumbel
    According to one version of history, President George Bush was so slow to react to the momentous attacks of 11 September 2001 that he continued reading to a group of primary school children in Florida even after being informed of the first plane crashing into the World Trade Centre. Then, after making an anodyne remark about finding "the folks who committed this act", he was whisked off in Air Force One, first to Shreveport, Louisiana and thence to an underground bunker in Nebraska, where he was hastily coached in the art of responding to the crisis in an appropriately presidential...
  • 'D.C. 9/11' Spins Tale of President on Tragic Day (New Movie)

    06/19/2003 6:20:21 PM PDT · by Jewels1091 · 30 replies · 214+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/19/03 | By Paul Farhi
    LOS ANGELES, June 18 -- In the hours after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, a bold, forceful President Bush orders Air Force One to return to Washington over the objections of his Secret Service detail, telling them: "If some tinhorn terrorist wants me, tell him to come and get me! I'll be at home, waiting for the bastard!" Well, the president didn't actually speak those words. But it's close enough for the Hollywood version of events. In a forthcoming docudrama for the Showtime cable network, an actor playing the president spits out those lines to his fretful underlings in...