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  1. #21
    Originally posted by master jedi
    If this is true then I think it's pretty stupid, to me, that they did this. I wanted part of the actual movie in the teaser.
    Not really,if we had parts from the movie in the trailer, it would have ruined the movie since you'd know parts of it but with WTC Spiderman trailer you'd be surprised when you go to see the movie
    You fool, my reach is far greater than the Jedi.Only a Sith can wield the force over such a great distance.'' - Darth Sidious

  2. #22
    I bagged two of the three posters that were supposed to be returned/destroyed at the request of the studios.

    Collateral Damage: The entire poster is the color of fire. Orangish red. Arnolds face is on the left side of the poster. On the right side, superimposed over the flames is newspaper text including the headline "Veteran Firefighter's wife and child die in terrorist attack." then in smaller print it has an actual news story relating to the character's personal tragedy. Below that is another headline saying "Assassin still at large." Below that, made to look like another headline in the same paper is the tagline, "What would you do if you lost everything?" the standard titles run across the bottom of the poster.

    This I can see pulling. Beside the obvious references to terrorism, the fact that the main character is a firefighter is a little eerie. Plus the story is about a man seeking personal revenge against the perpetrators because the govt doesn't seem interested in helping him track down the man responsible. Here in America right now, the govt. IS doing all it can. And the revenge factor is being discouraged nationwide, by both the media, and the politicians. "Justice" is the word of the day. So I applaud Warner Bros for decidng to wait a long time, if ever, before releasing this film. There are just to many reminders or negative messages, overt or otherwise being sent out if it was released.

    The Last Castle: The poster is the somber gray of an overcast day. The titular military prison is at the bottom of the poster in the background, complete with barbed wire fence. In the foreground, dead center of the poster, is a flagpole with an Amaerican flag hanging on it upside down (but not at half mast as was speculated.) The tag line "No castle can have two kings." runs across the top of the poster and the standard titles are at the bottom.

    Other than the poster, this film isn't really about terrorism or any other events associated with Tuesday's Tragedy. A flag flying upside down might seem a little cold considering the Tragedy, but it IS the American flag. While I can see the point of view of the studio being jittery about that kind of imagery all across America, I happen to like it. It feels symbolic to me somehow. Our whole world has been turned upside down by these events, so an upside down flag suggests sorrow and uncertainty. But IT IS STILL FLYING. It is still flying and we are still in this fight. I like this poster and am going to hang it on my wall

    The third poster, the one I didn't snag, was Spiderman: An extreme close up of Spiderman's mask around his reflective eye piece, in the reflection the New York skyline, including the WTC can be seen. A simple "Coming May 2002" runs across the bottom.

    This brings the whole "Are we going to pretend they didn't exist at all?" debate to bear and I have no strong inclinations one way or the other. I would rather they leave them alone, because the more images they have of the towers the better. These towers were an American Icon and just because they are gone doesn't mean we should forget they were ever there. But maybe it's a little soon. I don't know. Does this mean they will have to digitally remove the towers from the upcoming film as well? That's going to be a hard job for the CGI guy working on the film, emotionally, anyway.

    Other Movie FYI's Both A.I. and Final Fantasy have the towers still standing in their futuristic environs, so now, technically, they have continuity errors...

  3. #23
    Originally posted by GNT

    Not really,if we had parts from the movie in the trailer, it would have ruined the movie since you'd know parts of it but with WTC Spiderman trailer you'd be surprised when you go to see the movie
    It wouldn't have ruined the movie for me if they had some parts of the movie in the teaser. I like knowing a little bit about a movie before I see it.

    If they did use parts from the movie they could put them togeather in a way so that it is like a 'teaser'.

  4. #24
    Both Ben Stiller's Zoolander and John Cusack's Serendipity are going back to the editing room to remove shots and scenes with the WTC in them. This is becoming an epidemic...

  5. #25
    I feel rather strongly that these changes...are just unnecessary. I understand completely how the images may bring up bad memories, but the WTC tragedy is apart of us all in one way or another. Theres no escaping it.
    But I also realize that the changes are merely a reaction from what happened and maybe they should do it...I don't know. Personally I just don't like it.
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  6. #26

    hey fulit,

    right on! i keep wondering ,"where is my cut of "rage against the machine's" profits since they believe socialism is so great!"

  7. #27
    Yep, I know what you mean. Rage Against the "Machine" is one of the main ones guilty of this type of hypocracy. If they want to live in a socialist state, I can't understand why they don't move to China. If they're wanting the U.S. to suddenly turn socialist, that's like wishing the sun would stop setting. It isn't going to happen.
    So they should play their little shows, release their little albums, take their money, and shut up like all the rest of the capitalists.
    Postatem obscuri lateris nescitis

  8. #28
    I heard on the radio that a major radio conglomerate published a list of 150 songs that it advises shouldn't be played on the radio. On the list were songs like American Pie by Don McLean; Leavin' on a Jet Plane by Peter, Paul and Mary; pretty much AC/DC's entire catalogue of music; Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash; Imagine by John Lennon; any song with Tuesday in the title or Fire for that matter; etc.

    I think we've officially hit 'stupid' mode.
    "To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence… When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - C.S. Lewis

  9. #29
    Originally posted by bigbarada
    I think we've officially hit 'stupid' mode.
    I thought we were already there!
    You fool, my reach is far greater than the Jedi.Only a Sith can wield the force over such a great distance.'' - Darth Sidious

  10. #30
    There is an advocacy group who is also urging video rental places and cable stations to take movies like Die Hard, Armageddon, Deep Impact, Etc out of circulation permanently....nnnngggggg....must...fight...back.. .tidal wave...of ........stupidity..........


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