Re: Spielberg's Next Movie
- On 7/2/05, Robert G. Seeberger <rceeberger@...> wrote:
> In the statement, Mr. Spielberg called the Munich attack - which wasI would be interested in seeing this. Tonight at dinner I was talking
> carried out by Black September, an arm of the P.L.O.'s Fatah
> organization - and the Israeli response "a defining moment in the
> modern history of the Middle East."
> Mr. Spielberg's interest in the question of a civilized nation's
> proper response to terrorism deepened, aides said, after the 9/11
> attacks, as Americans were grappling for the first time with similar
> issues - for instance, in each new lethal strike on a suspected
> terrorist leader by a C.I.A. Predator drone aircraft. In Mr. Kushner's
> script, people who have read it say, the Israeli assassins find
> themselves struggling to understand how their targets were chosen,
> whether they belonged on the hit list and, eventually, what, if
> anything, their killing would accomplish.
> "What comes through here is the human dimension," said Mr. Ross,
> formerly the Middle East envoy for Mr. Clinton, who has advised the
> filmmakers on the screenplay and helped Mr. Spielberg reach out to
> officials in the region. "You're contending with an enormously
> difficult set of challenges when you have to respond to a horrific act
> of terror. Not to respond sends a signal that actions are rewarded and
> the perpetrators can get away with it. But you have to take into
> account that your response may not achieve what you wish to achieve,
> and that it may have consequences for people in the mission."
to two people who both said they could not watch *Schindler's List*.
One said it was too much a documentary of a horror she didn't want to
see. The other said much the same thing in a more personal way - his
grandparents met when his grandfather escaped a Franco concentration
camp. the remaining inmates were transported away the next day and
never seen again.
Strange how much topics that begin with *War of the Worlds* and
*Batman Begins* can veer, we ended by talking about how to stop a
street project by harassing the government with temporary injunctions
and how much you could do it without a lawyer.
http://www.apollocon.org June 24-26
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