Will the Spider-Man trailer get pulled?

Scott Weinberg

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The Twin Towers feature prominently at the end of this trailer, and I just wondered if continuing to show it would be considered "in poor taste".
On a related note, I found it very classy of eBay to forbid any sales of WTC/Pentagon-related items. The ghouls were out in full force last night trying to sell WTC postcards, posters, etc. before the site put a stop to it.
My best to all.
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Kimmo Jaskari

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My personal reaction at least is - do we really want to forget that the WTC ever was there? Yes, with thus-far unreleased movies it will be strange to see them still standing as they did before the world changed, but... there are many movies out there where the WTC is part of the landscape.
Personally I hope these movies don't get pulled because of this tragedy.
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Jeff Kleist

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I asked my friend working on the movie last night the very same question. He said that they had quite a few shots that dealt with the towers (guessing in the Green Goblin chase, he won't say) already completed, but that Sony had given them all the day off, so he assumed they wouldn't make a desicion until later in the week
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Damian

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They should remain, at least as a memorial for all those that died.
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They should remain.
I agree that the trailer and poster should be pulled for the time being. But by the time the film is released, the site of Spider-Man swinging past the Towers will be a fittng tribute to the Towers and the people that have been affected by yesterday's events.
The film is not just about the man, it's about the city he calls home.
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Morgan Jolley

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I think they should keep them in there and dedicate the film to the people who lost their lives in one of our country's cherished monuments.
 

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I think they should just make their movies and stop thinking they're the center of the frickin' universe and tearing their hair out over whether we'll all have a collective aneurysm just because the WTC shows up in their stupid comic-book movie.
Anyone in Hollywood fussing over this is a pretentious jerk. As if pulling a trailer will make us feel better about the world......unbelievable.
 

Morgan Jolley

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It would be in bad taste to keep running the trailer if the WTC is in it (which it is). Its not really a moral thing. It would be in bad taste to show Independance Day on TV or release Big Trouble, not moral.
 

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A friend in advertising told me tonight that the poster is indeed being recalled.
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Jesse Skeen

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Theatres were asked to stop showing the trailer. The trailers for "Collateral Damage" and "Big Trouble" were also pulled (wasn't sure why they wanted Big Trouble off, it's a comedy that takes place in Miami- the only thing I noticed was a joke about getting a missile).
In 10 years I've never before seen trailers get pulled for anything that happened. After the Colorado high school shootings I expected some movies to get delayed, but nothing really did (I heard "Fight Club" was to have been released around then and was pushed til fall, but they kept that fairly low-profile.) Kind of interesting since in 2 weeks I'll be leaving the theatre business for the first time in 10 years (going into retail, might go back to theatres later if I miss it too much
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Here's an article detailing the changes the studios are doing to there schedules.
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After the Colorado high school shootings I expected some movies to get delayed, but nothing really did
Don't forget O, which was being edited when the Columbine shootings occurred and was held back in direct response. It was finally released just two weeks ago.
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Why would it be bad taste to show films, posters and movie trailers that include shots of the world trade center?
Are we now thinking that by removing their images from these forms of media, we are some how removing the disaster that happened there? They have been a fixture of New York for many many years, and now we want to erase them from our memories because of what happened?
I think that's a load of crap.
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Iain Lambert

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Damian, I don't think that they want to erase it from memories at all, its just that now is really not the time to use that image to promote your movie. Not only would it be distateful for those who it would upset, but even if you don't have a big problem seeing this trailer I doubt Spidey using the towers for a web exactly gives you the warm and fuzzies. The original trailer relied on the WTC having a certain emotional association to the city. That emotion has just been significantly changed.
 

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I saw the trailer and I agree that it should have been pulled. It is hard enough to watch the towers come down over and over again on the news. People going to the movies this week probably want to get away from reality for a couple of hours. Besides, the pullback shot revealing the towers originally provoked a response of irony, but thinking about the trailer now, it would produce feelings of shock and exploitation.
 

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If you had a loved one still unaccounted for, or worse, confirmed a victim, say you wanted to get your mind off of things by attending a movie. Then you get a large shot of the twin towers in what is supposed to be a suspense-filled, high-energy scene. Would you really think it wouldn't bring back some bad thoughts, when you went there to try and break the monotony of your current plight? Come on! We're not talking about banning their usage. We're talking about not showing them while loved ones are still deep within the remains of said edifices while you wait impotently for word. I don't think there's any question it's a good move. Later it will be ok. Now, no thanks.
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