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  • Fighter Pilot Was Tasked With Taking Out United 93 By Crashing Into It

    09/12/2014 5:52:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies ^ | September 12, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    On September 11, 2001, Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penney had one harrowing mission: bring down United 93. She took off from Andrews Air Force Base, but without weapons. No missiles, machine guns, etc.; she would have to ram into the commercial airliner to save American lives. “I would essentially be a kamikaze pilot,” she said. The 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has come and gone; we will always remember those who have died. But this story of a fighter pilot who was willing to sacrifice herself to save others is surely worth the read. For years, she never gave...
  • ALAS, BABYLON, Post your "post-attack" conditions of YOUR CITY here. Thread 01

    09/11/2001 12:33:38 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 131 replies · 1,553+ views
    Post your conditions or noticable behavior of your city officials here. Little Rock-
  • John McCain: I owe the hero's of United 93 my life

    09/11/2008 11:47:59 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 5 replies · 277+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 09/11/2008 | Katy Loraley
    Presidential contender, and current front-runner, Senator John McCain addressed a crowd gathered in Shanksville, PA today to commemorate the 7th year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The passengers of United 93 took fate into their hands on that fateful date and fought back against their aggressors, diverting the plane from reaching its destination of the United States Capitol. John McCain spoke giving thanks to the fallen hero's: "Its believed that the terrorists on United Flight 93 might have intended to crash the airplane into the United States Capitol..." "Hundreds if not thousands of people who worked in that...
  • Crescent of Betrayal-Why is a giant Mecca-oriented crescent at the Flight 93 crash site?

    09/08/2008 5:31:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 67 replies · 342+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 9-8-08 | Jamie Glazov
    Crescent of Betrayal By Jamie | Monday, September 08, 2008 Frontpage Interviews guest today is Alec Rawls, the author of Crescent of Betrayal, a soon-to-be published book about the giant Mecca-oriented crescent that the Park Service is planning to plant at the Flight 93 crash site in Pennsylvania . Given the urgent public need to know, WND books has allowed Mr. Rawls to make a preliminary draft of his book available for free download until the print edition comes out in 2009. Mr. Rawls is working with Tom Burnett Sr., father of Flight 93 hero Tom Burnett...
  • *Vanity - The movie, United 93 (9/11) -- on HBO NOW- 7:32cst

    04/14/2007 5:33:44 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 360+ views
    HBO ^ | 4-14-07
    This is an extraordinarily well made movie about United 93 ..and the incredible heroes, who prevented even worse loss and destruction on that horrible day. HBO
  • NY critics name "United 93" as best picture

    12/11/2006 1:39:56 PM PST · by Patrick1 · 15 replies · 913+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | December 11, 2006 | By Christine Kearney
    NY critics name "United 93" as best picture By Christine Kearney 1 hour, 35 minutes ago NEW YORK (Reuters) - "United 93," a tense drama focusing on one of the hijacked planes used in the September 11 attacks, won the best picture prize on Monday in the New York Film Critics Circle Awards
  • French court jails Moroccan in Sept 11-linked trial

    10/26/2006 7:52:51 AM PDT · by Valin · 3 replies · 201+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/26/06
    PARIS, Oct 26 (Reuters) - A French court on Thursday gave a nine year prison sentence to a Moroccan man accused of associating with hijackers involved in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, an official at the Paris prosecutors office said. Karim Mehdi was accused of "associating with wrongdoers in connection with a terrorist undertaking" -- a generic charge that in France covers a wide variety of criminal activity. The prosecution suspected that at the time of his arrest he was planning an attack on a tourist complex in France's Indian Ocean territory, La Reunion. Police believed Mehdi knew Ramzi bin...
  • United 93, The Movie

    10/19/2006 7:57:39 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 12 replies · 471+ views
    Me ^ | 2006 | neoliberalnot
    Go to and get a free copy of this great movie that received little attention.
  • Hollywood Does 9/11

    10/15/2006 7:25:51 AM PDT · by Valin · 5 replies · 559+ views
    Commentary magazine ^ | Oct. 06 | Michael J. Lewis
    From patriotic poetry to equestrian monuments, most of the instruments that once elevated war and national tragedy into the realm of collective experience have lost their power to stir us. There is no contemporary counterpart to the Civil Wars Battle Hymn of the Republic or Norman Rockwells mass-produced prints of the Four Freedoms from World War II. A song like Over There, to which America marched briskly in 1917, is as remote to contemporary sensibilities as the Bayeux Tapestry. The only artistic medium that now seems capable of informing the national mind about the shape and meaning of events is...
  • Remembering 9/11 (Stephen Miller Discusses How Duke U's 9/11 Memorial Resistance Was Broken Alert)

    09/26/2006 2:28:39 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 605+ views ^ | 09/26/06 | Stephen Miller
    A September 11th memorial poses peculiar problems for the modern American university. In the typical college of today, the intellectual vogues are anti-Americanism and sympathy for Americas enemies. By contrast, patriotism and support for our national defense are embraced about as strongly on college campuses as are capitalism and Dick Cheney. Anything that portrays America as under attack by Islamic terrorists, as even the most purely apolitical 9/11 memorial inevitably will, challenges the university dogma. And so it is often left to students properly to mourn and remember that tragic day when its anniversary arrives. But what if students wanted...

    09/13/2006 4:57:53 AM PDT · by 7thson · 1 replies · 484+ views
    We Must Never Forget
  • Minnesota woman learns dad was 9/11 hero (United 93)

    09/10/2006 3:16:16 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 59 replies · 4,369+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 10 Sep 06 | NO BYLINE
    While searching for her birth parents two years ago, Mariah Mills found more than she bargained for: A hero of Sept. 11, 2001. Mills' biological father, who had given Mills up for adoption when he and his then-girlfriend were in college, was Tom Burnett, a leader of a group that fought back on United Flight 93 before it crashed in Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001. Mills, 21, learned about her birth father in 2004 after she turned 19, the legal age in Minnesota for requesting a birth certificate with names of birth parents and subsequent DNA tests confirmed...
  • Commemorate The Heroes Of United 93 In Double Real Time (Vanity)

    09/10/2006 12:17:14 PM PDT · by torchthemummy · 10 replies · 444+ views
    Torchthemummy | 11/10/06 | Torchthemummy
    As we all know tomorrow is the fifth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. While there are many choices of what to view, including real time 9/11 rebroadcasts on certain networks, I would humbly suggest another choice. Other than the very beginning United 93 is filmed in a real time manner matching minute-for-minute what is believed to have occured on that fateful flight (buttressed by phone calls and cockpit recordings). Here's the plan: Since most video stores are not open at 8 in the morning rent United 93 tonight. Pop the movie into your dvd player around 8:15am and be...
  • The ***Official*** Weekend Singles Thread - Remembering 911(September 8-10)

    09/08/2006 12:45:56 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 362 replies · 3,689+ views
    DollyCali and All of the Singles & their FRiends | September 8, 2006 | DollyCali
    Remembering 911 On Monday is the fifth Anniversary that our country was savagely attacked the united hearts of our nation cried out in pain.. Here are a few pix that I chose out of the more than 500 I have on file. Feel free to post your pix, your memories, where you were and what you were doing that day and perhaps how this has impacted your life. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  • United 93 - DVD. ( Review. Video release today )

    09/04/2006 7:08:45 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 24 replies · 995+ views ^ | Sept 4, 2006 | Margaret Williams
    While there isnt a person in this country that doesnt know what happened on September 11, 2001, most of the somber spotlight tends to fall on the collapse and tragedy in the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The other two incidents, the crashing of a plane into the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania crash, often seem to be overlooked. Today many films are being made about the events of that day and what happened in New York, but Paul Greengrass decided to push the focus to Flight 93, which was intended to hit Washington D.C. but crashed in Shanksville,...
  • Gore Leads at Box Office (#s Twisting MIA 4 United 93)

    06/06/2006 11:28:39 AM PDT · by Explorer24 · 48 replies · 1,624+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 6/6/06
    Al Gores global warming documentary is finding an audience in its second weekend in theaters, "An Inconvenient Truth led all films in box office gross per screen. The movie was shown in 77 theaters and took in $1.34 million enough to put it at No. 9 in box office gross for the weekend for an average of $17,615 per screen.
  • "Flight 93" - Comments by Commercial Pilot Who Flew on 9/11

    06/05/2006 8:27:12 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 88 replies · 3,248+ views
    Via E mail | 06/05/06 | vanity
    This e-mail is riveting as it relates the perspectives of a seasoned, commercial pilot. / jpm Susie and I just got back from seeing "UAL Flight 93", it was absolutely gripping, and as a former airline pilot who was flying a trip that morning on a Boeing 767 from Cincinnati to Orlando it was almost too horrific to was very disturbing! For you pilot types, the attention to detail, the cockpit, the preflight, the crew, pilots and flight attendants boarding the aircraft and making small talk was OH, so real and routine...just another day in the office! Likewise the...
  • Character Acting (Flight 93)

    06/03/2006 10:47:02 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies · 591+ views
    The American Enterprise ^ | June 2006 | Josh Larsen
    Media spin doctors have done their best to turn patriotism into a dirty word, yet even movie critics--some of the most agile redefiners of culture around--have been humbled by the true patriotism on display in United 93. Praise has been nearly unanimous for this painstaking recreation of United Flight 93, the one hijacked plane on 9/11 that didn't reach its target. And if the movie has been appreciated more for what it isn't--exploitative, inaccurate, sensational--those reviews still carry an unspoken acceptance of what it is: a testament to a group of ordinary Americans who became, in effect, the first foot...
  • 'Emotional night' as Bush sees United 93 with victims' families

    06/01/2006 1:54:41 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 25 replies · 967+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday June 1, 2006
    President Bush hosted a special screening of United 93 at the White House on Tuesday night. The film was attended by families of some of the 40 passengers and crew who were killed when their plane crashed on September 11, 2001. First lady Laura Bush was also at the screening. Directed by the British film-maker Paul Greengrass, United 93 is a real-time drama based on the events surrounding the fourth plane to be hijacked, which was believed to have been brought down after members of the crew decided to storm the cabin. The film has been a surprise box office...
  • Dinner and United 93 w/ President Bush and First Lady - unexpected guests...with pictures

    05/31/2006 7:17:53 PM PDT · by chris_in_nj · 483 replies · 22,489+ views
    <p>Well, yesterday was just fantastic and I hope I can do the evening justice with my limited writing ability(I was a Math major!).</p> <p>First, I must truly thank the MANY of you who responded to my post announcing my excitment about dining and viewing movie United 93 with POTUS and FL Laura Bush. Your many kinds words were very moving and I appreciate each and every one of your prayers, well wishes and thanks/praise for my father and the 39 others who stood up in the first minutes of the war on terror. I will try to respond to each of you but I the list is long and I my time is, job, yadda, yadda, yadda. But please do not think for one moment your time and consideration is not appreciated.</p>

    05/31/2006 7:39:09 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 31 replies · 739+ views
    I finally had time to go check out United 93 last Friday and checked the local theaters to see which one I would go to. To my amazement, it was not showing at a single theater in the 5 counties around Albany (the capital) New York. Is it normal that a movie would be pulled from every single theater so soon after release?
  • Bush hosts 9/11 film screening

    05/31/2006 4:29:44 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 561+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 1 June 2006
    US President George W. Bush has hosted an "emotional" White House screening of the film United 93, with relatives of some of the passengers who died aboard the September 11, 2001 flight attending. "It was a very emotional night, because you had family members and a handful of the families had not seen the movie before," White House spokesman Tony Snow told reporters today of last night's screening. "At the conclusion ... it has a very powerful ending, and it's dead silent as the credits roll" except for "the sounds of quiet sobbing in the room", he said. "It was...
  • I'm having lunch w/ President and First Lady on Tuesday!

    05/29/2006 8:07:29 PM PDT · by chris_in_nj · 246 replies · 10,765+ views
    Well my good friends George and Laura have yet to see the movie United 93. To see it they have invited 2 people from each of the families of those that died on 9/11 aboard Flight 93. After a late lunch/early dinner with the President and First Lady but only one of us will be able to view the movie w/ them. Since my mother has not seen it yet - but is ready to now - she will go in with them to view it...and I will get an up close and personal tour of the White House. This,...
  • Muslims Critcize "United 93" Bias

    05/21/2006 10:43:09 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 72 replies · 6,660+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 18 May 2006 | John Semmens
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based Islamic lobby, says the movie "United 93," which recounts the hijacked flight that crashed in Pennsylvania on 9-11, defames Muslims. Bushra Khan, office manager for CAIR's Arizona chapter, said she's concerned "United 93" is prompting the kind of anti-Muslim anger seen immediately after the attacks on New York City and Washington. "This film is undermining the complacency that we have come to expect from infidels," Khan said. "I got an e-mail last night from Osama. He says he is considering legal action to stop further showings of the film." Khan showed a...
  • Flight 93 Movie Reaches Altitude Of Pain (LEFTY REVIEW BARF ALERT)

    05/12/2006 6:19:25 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 36 replies · 1,226+ views
    Southwest News Herald - Chicago ^ | May 9, 2006 | Ray Hanania
    The first thing that really hits you as you watch the movie Flight 93 with gut-wrenching apprehension is the confusion. More frightening than anything is the realization that the government is so uncoordinated, unconnected, and confused that any terrorist, including one sitting in a cave, can bring this country to its knees. There were more than 4,200 planes flying across the skies of America on Sept. 11, 2001, and all the terrorists had to do was grab four. The most shocking truth is that the Federal Aviation Administration, the vaunted and powerful NORAD, the White House and the Pentagon, all...
  • Muslims fear 'United 93' backlash

    05/12/2006 7:28:59 AM PDT · by Houmatt · 134 replies · 2,485+ views ^ | 5-12-06 | Unknown
    A Washington-based Islamic lobby group is spreading word of an incident it says raises concerns of a backlash against Muslims prompted by the first-run film "United 93," which recounts the hijacked flight that crashed in Pennsylvania on 9-11. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said a middle-aged couple in Scottsdale, Ariz., who had just seen the movie approached three young Muslim women wearing head scarves Apr. 29, reported the California Aggie, the campus newspaper at the University of California, Davis. The young women, at the Desert Ridge Marketplace, said the couple asked them if they were Muslim. The couple, indicating they...
  • The lessons of 'United 93' (United 93 -- the movie)

    05/12/2006 3:18:22 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 35 replies · 875+ views ^ | Friday, May 12, 2006 | Dr. Samuel L. Blumenfeld
    I have just seen "United 93," and it is obvious that many Americans have not only forgotten what happened on 9-11, but don't want to be reminded of it. The film is a powerful and disturbing experience. But what rivets the audience is the realization that this is a true story, not a work of fiction, not make-believe. It happened, and there is no reason to believe it can't happen again. Continues...============================================================= United 93 -- the movie Is it too early -- too soon -- for a review criticizing this movie? Some are calling the 2006 docudrama, United 93, 'too...
  • "'United 93' incites rage, vengeance"

    05/11/2006 6:46:30 PM PDT · by GulfWar1Vet · 60 replies · 2,459+ views
    The Poly Post, Jihad Watch ^ | 5-09-06 | Fiza Najeeb
    Has any one seen this on Spencer does a great job refuting this writer...

    05/11/2006 5:27:24 AM PDT · by FerdieMurphy · 17 replies · 722+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 5/11/2006 | Lady Liberty
    When promotional trailers for the first of the big studio 9/11 movies began to roll in New York City theatres, audiences protested. "Too soon!" they shouted at the screen. Theatre managers responded by pulling previews for United 93. The film premiered on schedule on April 26; reviews have been largely positive as far as the movie goes, though have almost universally warned of its visceral emotional impact. One review that struck me in particular came from Robert Wilonsky at the Dallas Observer who wrote: "United 93 wants you to do more than remember it wants you to remember how...
  • May 19-21, See UNITED 93 instead of THE DA VINCI CODE

    05/09/2006 10:38:54 AM PDT · by fzx12345 · 8 replies · 333+ views
    9 May 2006 | self
    On May 19, the film "The Da Vinci Code" will open nationwide. I do not wish to repeat the number of blasphemous and heretical statements suggested by this abomination, for this is not the reason why I post. I am writing because knowing these falsehoods, we have to say that we do NOT want to make this type of film to become dominant in America as our entertainment. I am aware of boycotts planned against "The Da Vinci Code". And while we think that such tactics are effective, we know the opposite is true. By creating controversy, we are just...
  • United 93---A Review

    05/09/2006 7:56:25 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 14 replies · 962+ views
    NATCA.ORG ^ | Apr 26, 2006 | John Carr
    The premiere of Universal Studios new movie United 93 was held at the historic Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on Tuesday night. The sky was overcast and threatening, the sidewalks were crowded with media and observers, the streets were clogged with taxis and buses and catering trucks, and the equal-parts anticipation and dread were so thick you could cut them with a knife. The obligatory red carpet awaited those famous enough for a perp walk alongside the paparazzi, and the Tribeca Film Festival coughed up its glitterati for the event. Robert DeNiro, Julia Stiles, Tom Selleck, Ethan Hawke, Tony...
  • The Courage of "United 93"

    05/09/2006 5:07:16 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 23 replies · 1,101+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 9 May 2006 | Aaron Hanscom
    Moments before storming the cockpit and crashing into a Pennsylvania field, several of the brave passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 93 said the Our Father prayer. In the film portrayal of the event, United 93 director Paul Greengrass intersperses this scene with shots of the hijacker pilot praying in Arabic. As the Muslim terrorist gets closer to the intended Washington target, one cant help but fear (despite already knowing the outcome) that the terrified passengers gathered in the back of the plane will be no match for the death-seeking terrorists. That changes when Todd Beamer shouts his immortal words Lets...
  • 'UNITED 93' vs. 'MUNICH' (Paul Greengrass--thank the stars--is no Steven Spielberg)

    05/09/2006 1:38:59 AM PDT · by Mia T · 61 replies · 2,625+ views
    5.09.06 | Mia T
    'UNITED 93' vs. 'MUNICH'Paul Greengrass--thank the stars--is no Steven Spielberg by Mia T, 5.09.06 hereas both 'United 93' and 'Munich' derive their initial tension not from uncertainty but from what we already know, one movie remains scrupulously true to the facts--art in the service of history--while the other quickly devolves into a verisimilitudinous contrivance in the service of a director's political agenda. Paradoxically--poetic justice in its purest form, some would say--the honest movie is the one that ultimately delivers the powerful political message. Spoken by its heros--our heros--as they prepare to rush the cockpit, shortly before the plane...
  • A Way Out of the Fog (United 93)

    05/08/2006 7:46:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies · 995+ views
    The American Enterprise Online ^ | May 8, 2006 | Alan Dowd
    By bringing the story of Flight 93 to the screen in the aptly named United 93, Paul Greengrass has done far more than simply tell a tale of heroism and horror. He has reminded us of the nature of our enemy and ourselvesand of this generations fight for freedom. Filmed in a documentary style, United 93 begins marching toward its crescendo by offering snapshots of modern American life. We hear fragments of conversations about vacations in Europe, business in New York, family in California. Laptop computers and cell phones serve to underscore how self-contained, detached, even myopic these unsuspecting heroes...
  • Civic Duty: Go See 'United 93'--GEORGE WILL

    05/08/2006 1:58:23 PM PDT · by Mia T · 31 replies · 1,784+ views
    Jewish World Review | May 8, 2006 | George Will
    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 flight that changed the world -- and the movie about it (George Will reviews "United 93")

    05/08/2006 8:41:12 AM PDT · by blitzgig · 37 replies · 1,831+ views ^ | 5/7/06 | George Will
    WASHINGTON -- In most movies made to convey dread, the tension flows from uncertainty about what will happen. In ``United 93,'' terror comes from knowing exactly what will happen. People who associate cinematic menace with maniacs wielding chain saws will find that there can be an almost unbearable menace in the quotidian -- in the small talk of passengers waiting in the boarding area with those who will murder them, in the routine shutting of the plane's door prior to push-back from the gate at Newark Airport on Sept. 11. But two uncertainties surrounded ``United 93'': Would it find an...
  • 'United 93' is a harrowing experience of a movie (This critic actually saw the movie)

    05/07/2006 10:59:24 AM PDT · by UB355 · 87 replies · 1,715+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 5/7/2006 | Jim Stingl
    'United 93' is a harrowing experience of a movie Posted: May 6, 2006 Jim Stingl E-MAIL You don't go to "United 93." You go on it. You board the airliner with the other passengers, including four hijacker terrorists. You listen to the banal instructions about how to operate seat belts and flotation seat cushions. You can almost smell the breakfast trays being passed out shortly after takeoff. You know all too well what the passengers slowly discover on this morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Their only chance is to fight for control of the plane. "Nobody is going to help...
  • United 93: A hard flight for Americans to take

    05/07/2006 10:53:29 AM PDT · by Ramius · 134 replies · 2,239+ views
    Tacoma News Tribune Editorial ^ | 5/7/06 | Tacoma News Tribune
    Somebody has bought tickets to United 93. The movie about heroism about the doomed Sept. 11 flight grossed $11.6 million in sales and finished second place (to RV) when it debuted last weekend. Directed and written by Paul Greengrass, the docudrama has gotten spectacular critical reviews. But those same reviews tell you why United 93 poses no box office threat to Mission: Impossible III. Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times, for example, called it masterful and heartbreaking but also deeply disturbing. Gary Thompson of the Philadelphia Daily News described it as taut, clinical, almost merciless. Audience reaction has been...
  • Muslim Americans upset over new 9/11-related film

    05/07/2006 10:40:28 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 268 replies · 5,068+ views
    insidebayarea ^ | 05/07/06 | Jonathan Jones
    Muslim Americans upset over new 9/11-related film By Jonathan Jones, STAFF WRITER FREMONT At the United Muslim American symposium in Newark, Muslim-American leaders discussed the rhetoric regarding Iran, the war in Iraq, and the image of the United States in Islamic countries. But some also expressed concern that "United 93," a new film about the last moments of the last hijacked plane to crash on Sept. 11, 2001, could stir up anti-Islamic sentiments. Safaa Ibrahim, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, took her staff of four women wearing a hijab, the traditional Muslim head scarves, to...
  • 'United 93' and why we took the war to Iraq

    05/07/2006 7:26:55 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 58 replies · 1,660+ views
    Star Newspapers - Chicago ^ | Sunday, May 7, 2006 | Michael Bowers, Star columnist
    Last weekend in Chicago Ridge I saw "United 93." It's outstanding. The violence is not gratuitous. "Let's roll" is more an offhand comment than a battle cheer. Considering the subject, the movie is extremely restrained. This makes it more powerful, not less. The events of the day speak for themselves. They don't need added theatrics. My strongest emotion was dread, knowing what was going to happen to these passengers before they ever had a clue. Once they found out, the dread dissipated and all that was left was to watch a desperate death match. I almost wanted it to hurry...
  • No flight of fancy (United 93 review)

    05/04/2006 8:38:49 AM PDT · by blitzgig · 8 replies · 629+ views ^ | 5/2/06 | Debra Saunders
    The movie "United 93" depicts what David Beamer, father of United Flight 93 passenger Todd Beamer, calls the first "counterattack" in the war on terror after Sept. 11, 2001. Beamer rejects the notion that the movie is coming out "too soon" after Sept. 11. He wrote in The Wall Street Journal last week that if anything is "too soon," it is "too soon for us to become complacent." You won't hear family members of the 33 passengers and seven crewmembers complain that writer-director Paul Greengrass exploited their loved ones. The film depicts the victims from a respectful distance, with no...
  • ("United 93")Banned in the Arab World, Everyone Should See This Film

    05/04/2006 4:41:04 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 33 replies · 1,665+ views
    N Y Sun ^ | May 1, 2006 | YOUSSEF IBRAHIM
    On Friday, the day "United 93" opened in New York, I watched the movie at an Upper West Side theater. As the credits rolled, no one in the audience of about 300 moved. The ushers did not attempt to start sweeping the aisles. We stared silently at the screen, together. Someone quietly cleared his throat. Afterward, I walked home in a daze, oblivious to the sunny weather and anxious to call friends to talk about the experience. Most of them assured me that they could not sit through it, or expressed their disapproval. "I cannot see it, it is too...
  • 'United 93' Passenger Had Premonitions

    05/03/2006 1:45:51 PM PDT · by Prince Caspian · 142 replies · 3,022+ views ^ | May 2, 2006 | Staff
    One of the heroes of Flight 93, now immortalized in "United 93," the stunning new film about the tragedy, long believed he would die young and had told his wife that his death would be in some way connected to the White House. Some analysts believe the terrorists had hijacked United 93 to strike the White House. In a startling interview with Michael H. Brown, publisher of Spirit Daily, Deena Burnett, widow of the Flight 93 passenger Thomas Burnett, recalled that both she and her husband had premonitions about Tom's early death.
  • Why United 93 Matters [double barfer]

    05/03/2006 10:41:13 AM PDT · by 68skylark · 50 replies · 1,116+ views ^ | May 3, 2006 | Charbonneau Gourde
    With all the fervor over the recent release of United 93, our thoughts are forced, for good or ill, back to that painful day in 2001, when, as we are constantly reminded, "the world changed." Regardless of political viewpoint, most of us agree that the events of 9/11 are too important, too historic, too tragic, to ever forget. Many say it is too soon to be reminded of that day on the big screen, and some say it will never be the right time. Still others, however, say it is exactly the time to see these events replayed, because Americans...

    05/03/2006 10:32:39 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies · 1,506+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | May 3, 2006 | Drudge Report
    Drudge just has a link to Daily Box Office stats:
  • Lesson of 93 - Terrorists, Victims Are Not Moral Equivalents

    05/02/2006 7:09:14 PM PDT · by JBGUSA · 1 replies · 213+ views
    JBGUSA's writings | May 1, 2006 | JBGUSA
    Much of MSM and the left has a fetish about making the victims of terror and/or criminal lawlessness morally equivalent. It is considered suave and sophisticated to be "considerate" of the "feelings" of Radical Islamists, Palestinians, pedophiles, murderers, take your pick. What brings to mind the utter foolishness of this moral equivalence is the excellent movie, United 93, I saw tonight. I'm sure the plot line needs no introduction here. If it does, write me.
  • United 93: No Flight of Fancy

    05/02/2006 12:15:38 PM PDT · by Coastal · 47 replies · 1,287+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 05-02-06 | Debra Saunders
    The movie "United 93" depicts what David Beamer, father of United Flight 93 passenger Todd Beamer, calls the first "counterattack" in the war on terror after Sept. 11, 2001. Beamer rejects the notion that the movie is coming out "too soon" after Sept. 11. He wrote in The Wall Street Journal last week that if anything is "too soon," it is "too soon for us to become complacent." You won't hear family members of the 33 passengers and seven crewmembers complain that writer-director Paul Greengrass exploited their loved ones. The film depicts the victims from a respectful distance, with no...
  • Heres Why - Responding to United 93 critics.

    05/02/2006 8:47:58 AM PDT · by neverdem · 88 replies · 2,013+ views
    NRO ^ | May 02, 2006 | Peter Suderman
    The events of September 11, 2001, were unique in American history, public tragedies so overwhelming that they altered not just the politics of the nation, but its entire cultural consciousness. Nearly five years later, the political consequences of that day are apparent, if far from resolved. The cultural effects, however, are just beginning to take shape. From a host of mediocre novels to TV shows like 24 and The Sopranos, the lingering effects of that day have brushed up against our popular culture. But until recently, the day itself remained sacrosanct, as artists and critics have struggled with how one...
  • 'United 93' Defames Islam, Bill Clinton Equally

    05/01/2006 5:07:26 AM PDT · by NotADove · 55 replies · 3,140+ views
    Human Events ^ | 4/28/2006 | Ned Rice
    United 93 is a taut, well-crafted what if?-type political thriller about what might happen if a group of murderous fanatics hijacked commercial airliners and used them as long-range missiles to destroy civilian targets within the United States. United 93 is well-acted and well-directed, with terrific special effects and a harrowing climactic sequence which, while disturbingly grisly, is sure to get the patriotic blood boilingespecially among un-educated Red Staters in fly-over country who tend to be suspicious of all foreigners. (Spoiler Alert: In this tale three of the four hijacked planes find their targets; United 93 takes place mainly on the...
  • Of a Fire in a Field (Moving Tribute to Heroes of FL93 and World Trade Centers)

    05/01/2006 1:44:59 PM PDT · by mojito · 21 replies · 830+ views
    American Digest ^ | 04/30/06 | Gerard Vanderleun
    A COUPLE OF FRIENDS asked me to go with them to see "United 93," but I declined both offers saying I wasn't sure that I needed any reminders other than what I saw in New York on that day. In the end, though, I went to it as I went to the funerals, alone. When people who were in New York on that day talk about it, it always seems to be focused on the day itself. Nobody talks much about the days and the weeks and the months that came after that day in New York City. In a...