Earlier this summer Entertainment Weekly Did a story on the 25 most controversial movies.
On the list United 93 shows up as number 16. It's controversy is not for the film's content in itself but for the reason that many wonder if it it's too soon for a film about 9/11.
Don't you remember the outcry? I believe one of the first films a United 93 preview aired with was Inside Man, and the weekly's ran stories of people complaining and leaving the theater. It was a very touch subject back in April.
Yet now as World Trade Center is being released the talk and discussion is different. Stone's film appears to be heavier and more emotional in nature from United 93, but some how United 93 has broke the ice and people's disgust in Hollywood's timing seems far more subdued.
Previous Strange Culture Articles About United 93 and World Trade Center (often the comments are very interesting in retrospect):
7 Aug 2006: Diverse Cage Thoughts
26 Mar 2006: two of the 1st 9/11 films ever
3 Apr 2006: baby got back & other msnbc tidbits
30 Apr 2006: update: united 93, blak, survivor, jesus camp, ect.
6 May 2006: open letter to paul greengrass (director of united 93)
8 May 2006: united 93: 20% played themselves & 31% played on law & order
17 May 2006: update: da vinci movie, aras, muffins & nepotism
30 Jun 2006: oscar best picture nomination predictions
3 Jul 2006: community: sustainable relationships
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