Fight Clubs similiarities?

Grant B

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while watching the horror of the destruction of WTC it kept feeling like I saw it before
it finally hit me; the end of fight club
reading some europeon reports reports fiancial paniac, gold soaring, markets plummeting
the main differnce in the movie was the timing - so little or no life would be taken whereas in reality it was done at a time to kill the most
I came to HF to get my mind off it but I can't stop thinking about it
As my hero once said, "Give peace a chance!"
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AaronNWilson

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I was thinking this very same thing. I just guess it is a frightening coincidence.
Did you also know that a writer wrote a story very similar to the sinking of the titanic. The name of the boat was even close "Titan" vs "Titanic". Now that is what I call eery.
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Seth Paxton

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I thought that as well.
Plus I immediately thought of Escape from NY, with a terrorist driving Air Force One into a NYC building. For 20 years it seemed like a fantasy...
Just think of Kong climbing the WTC or Snake landing his glider on them.
Not to lesson the people's lives, but we are discussing that aspect in After Hours. Right now I'm just like you guys, coping with it by thinking of NYC and WTC and their roles in film that will only exist on that film in the future.
 

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I looked up last night at my "Spiderman, Summer 2002" poster to see a web slung between the two world towers, a preview of the movie and thought "what havoc has been wrought"
 

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What I am hoping out of all this is that, and I know that this is a small thing in the light of the world, that we fans of these types of movies will not be affect by the mis-doings of others. I think that you know what I mean without having to go into a long example.
 

Richard Kim

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When I was watching the news coverage, what alot of people were saying was that "it was like something out of a movie."
Myself, I was remimded of Armageddon when the asteroids were hitting New York.
 

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In one of those Tom Clancy books (they've started blurring together there's so many) a terrorist crashes a plane into the capitol. Eek
 

Grant B

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Yesterday, I just had my overload of coverage ( a couple of facts that they run into the ground) and thought I would put a movie on. Just about everything I had seemed inapproprate plus the last thing I wanted to see was death/ violence; even if it was cartoonish.
I ended up just going to bed.
I wonder if this will temper the violence coming out of hollywood (maybe just a little while)?
The only problem is when you take way the violence aspect, you get 'chick flixs' (I don't know what else to call them). There is very little inbetween the two.
Look at the networks; Independance day - Out
Nine months - Chick flix Numero Uno- replacement
This is trivial compared to the real life incidents but movies are an escape from real life; they always have been
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BrianKM

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a terrorist crashes a plane into the capitol
If I remember correctly, it's not actually a terrorist in the traditional sense, but rather, a nationalist who has just witnessed the defeat of his country at the hands of the United States. Granted, it's a matter of semantics.
I was thinking about the similarities to this part of Debt of Honor as well on Tuesday, so I was extremely interested to see that CNN, I believe, was actually interviewing Tom Clancy about the events unfolding. To my surprise, based on his political views and recent works, he was preaching a message of tolerance and understanding - trying to convey the fact that these sick individuals pervert Islam for their own ends and are in no way representative of any country or religion.
 

Chris Wittry

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If you've ever read the later books in Clancy's series you'll find:
Spoiler:
He puts the characters in situations where the US is attacked by countries in both strategic and broad terms. He generally has the characters react by attacking back in a strategic way. They don't go out and attack the country, but rather strike back by kidnapping/assassinating the person/people most responsible for the act and backing this move up with a military presence to keep the peace.

Sorry, didn't want to spoil the books for anyone.
 

LarryDavenport

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Grant you're overreacting IMHO.
Movies devoid of grandiose violence do no have to be chick flicks. May I recommend recent movies like Almost Famous, Memento, and Crouching Tiger.
And there's always porn!

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