The Siege: Terrorism in NYC

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  1. Holadem

    Holadem Lead Actor

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    The 1998 movie The Siege with Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis delt with this very theme (but not the WTC). It was panned I believe because people thought it was unrealistic. I didn't think so. When all this settles down and the pain subsides, check it out.
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  2. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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    And keep your fingers crossed that the reaction will not be the same as in the movie
     
  3. Nate Anderson

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    I've been thinking about that movie all day, and yesterday as well. I actually watched it not too long ago. I pray is doesn't go that far. In fact, the terrorists in that movie seem down right restrained.
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  4. Michael Reuben

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    The only unrealistic part of The Siege was the federal lockdown. The more characteristic response is the one we're seeing in the city today: a determination not to let these attacks fundamentally change the way we live.
    M.
     
  5. Guy Martin

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    I actually mostly remembered The Siege getting panned because some people thought it portrayed Islam in a bad light. For example before the bombings in the film there is a quick shot of the washing of hands in an Islamic ritual of purification. Many people (myself included, even though I am a Christian, not a Muslim) found the implications of that cross-cut fairly offensive. Otherwise as a thriller, the movie is okay, but I've seen better.
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  6. Guy Martin

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    This thread got me looking up The Siege at the imdb which led me to this truly hideous user comment:
     
  7. Matt Stone

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    It makes me ashamed too. I couldn't help but hear the racial slurs and "round up the arab" comments aroudn campus today. In my communications class I looked across the room, and saw arabs, pakistanis, indians, asians, and others...and wondered what they must be feeling. America cannot handle this situation with a knee-jerk "kill all non-American" attitude...that's just not how things should work.
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  8. Morgan Jolley

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    I am in High School and a lot of people are ignorant morons, so I hear this stuff without something being destroyed.
    I really wish that they would replace gym class with a class on Psychology or Politics, that way people would probably not be so dumb in general.
     

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