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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

New Stone film to tell story of trapped 9/11 police

LINKA couple of days ago Charles Johnson expressed his disgust (or rather linked to someone else's who he agreed with) that Oliver Stone would be making a film based on 9/11. It was felt by Johnson and his 'minions' that Oliver Stone would be the wrong person to undertake such a task. Somebody should point out to them that Leni Riefenstahl is dead, and therefore wouldn't be able to create the kind of film they desire.

How could anyone have a problem with the following story being told?

Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone is to make a film based on the true story of two police officers trapped in the rubble after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York.

Actor Nicholas Cage will play Sergeant John McLoughlin who, alongside fellow officer Detective William Jimeno, was trapped as he rescued scores of people before the Twin Towers collapsed.

“It’s a work of collective passion, a serious meditation on what happened, and carries within a compassion that heals,” Stone said in a statement. “It’s an exploration of heroism in our country – but it’s international at the same time in its humanity.”

The two men were trapped for 13 and 22 hours respectively, before being pulled from the site during the mammoth rescue operation in 2001.

Sgt McLoughlin said: “I feel someone had to tell the story of the people who were in the Trade Centre before and after it collapsed. It needs to be told how this horrific tragedy brought Americans and the world together to help those in need.”

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