Originally Posted by 67_250SE
The fact that the director of the 9/11 film is a graduate of USC's Film School and has worked with Oliver Stone gives you a clue to the director's own liberal leanings.
I think the "problem child" of the production was the WRITER from what I read in Variety. ---And before anyone starts saying Variety is a Left wing rag, NO, they are only interested in MONEY PERIOD.---
Apparently he has been moved off of productions before for injecting his own motives into movies and putting words into the mouths of pols when it suited his interests. His previous trouble involved a mini-series where he interjected words into several conversations of Cardinals during a JP2 story. He is a very Rightwing Opus Dei kinda guy from what I read. Harvey Keitel [star of this mini-series] and strong Bush supporter is shittin kittens over the handling of the dialog when he found out that fabricated dialog had been put in to tweak political points.
Harvey Keitel, the lead actor in the film, said in a TV interview that changes must be made in the film. He said when he was hired for the role he was told the movie was a "history" but then found that certain facts were "wrong." This led to "arguments," he recalled. "You can compile certain things as long as the truth remains the truth," he told Showbiz Tonight. "You can’t put these things together, compress them and then distort the reality....
"You cannot cross the line from a conflation of events to a distortion of the event. Where we have distorted something, we made a mistake and it should be corrected." Editor and Publisher 9/7/06