Sunday, September 10, 2006

Are you going to watch the 9/11 miniseries?

Because I'm not. Not yet, anyway.

It hasn't been long enough to make a quality, artful portrayal of September 11th. Saving Private Ryan and other war/conflict movies are so heart wrenching because they show weakness in the heroes: a soldier crying for his mother on the beach at Normandy. We're too close to the event to show any weakness in the heroes for 9/11. It would be crass, disrespectful. The miniseries might make you cry, but that's because it's evoking the feelings you had during the actual event. It's not a testament to the effectiveness of the series that we're crying.

I might watch it later, when it comes out on DVD perhaps. Just not yet.

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