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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Conspiracy hits the Big Screen again

Conspiracy Film Rewrites Sept. 11.

Just when you think the film industry will allow some of history to reach audiences quite respectfully through
United 93 .

(which i've seen and think IS worth paying to see), in studentville USA, Christian Pecaut, 25, a Stanford graduate is busy successfully promoting a 9/11 conspiracy film at the University of California.

A film that says, among other things, that the Pentagon was hit by a cruise missile fired by the military as an excuse to go to war.

The curiously named 'Loose Change' is "catchy, hip," with an "upbeat soundtrack." (Of course. They are students after all).

Oh and guess what. Its being exported outside the US where small theatres are already willing to take it on and show it. It’s playing in Soho for example. Actually, that’s not really a small theatre. That is likely to be an achingly hip underground type theatre, the type Soho is famous for, which will mean fair few students and Guardian readers rock up to see it. I could find out where and start throwing rotten veg (you know you could rely on me to turn up with a placard 'I see Dumb People/Moonbats') - except id have to pay to see it.

"This is our generation's Vietnam, our generation's Kennedy assassination," says the very ‘simple’ and ‘deviant’, Korey Rowe, 23, the film's producer.

"It's been breaking like nobody's business the last two months," says Taub, 36, who is sponsoring a showing Tuesday night in Oakland. "It's all over the place."

“The film appears especially popular among young people immersed in a Web culture brimming with sites that question the credibility of government. They see 9/11 as the defining moment of their lives.”

And so they should. Its just a shame they have chosen to pursue such a warped and unnecessary context to view it in.

Aaron Williams, a senior at Texas A&M University and president of the philosophy club, actually believes the film.

"Government is corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely," he says. Clearly unaware that the same applies to the film.

I think Ill agree with Clifton Bryant at the Virginia Tech University. People believe in conspiracy theories because the truth "is either too simple or too remote," The sociologist has made a study of "deviant logic" and behaviour. "We're always ready to believe something about which we know nothing," he says. Yep.

Anyway. With crap like this, Michael Moore's offerings and many others, the US exports its own all too special brand of rabid anti Americanism extremely well, all on its own. Nothing portrays American culture and belief in itself as well as film.

It’s a pity such a piece of crap like this is allowed to do the rounds, alongside United 93, even if it is ‘underground’. Underground will reach a core student audience here. All we need.

9 Comments:

At Sunday, 30 April, 2006, Blogger MonicaR said...

Oh - those empty-headed student loony-tunes will lap this one UP.

Yet there is a student at Penn whose artwork of palestinian terrorism has been censored. He was told he was not going to be allowed to exhibit it. A big stink was made in the blogosphere (didn't see anything about it in the MSM...) and Troll says he saw that the school has backed off for now. I will have to go get the latest on it.

 
At Sunday, 30 April, 2006, Blogger DFH said...

I'd love to turn up to the Loose Change showing and talk all the way through, saying inane things like "Which one's Bruce Willis?" (like those two guys from League of Gentlemen).

Unfortunately Soho's a bit out of my way.

 
At Sunday, 30 April, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

Now theres a thought.

 
At Sunday, 30 April, 2006, Blogger Chas said...

A student at Texas A&M?? (big sigh)
A producer od Flight 93 thought people believe in these theories b/c they're more comforting. It's much easier to see a film with a neat sound track with nebulous enemies, than watch and listen to Nick Berg getting his head cut off with a butcher knife. As Jack Nicholson said in that movie, "They can't handle the TRUTH."

 
At Sunday, 30 April, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

Hi Chas

I dont get some people. Theyre brainwashed into self loathing to such a degree theyd rather believe such superstitious nonsense. Governments can be held accountable but the electorate isnt.

 
At Sunday, 30 April, 2006, Blogger associatecontributor1 said...

Conspiracy theories are a warm blanket for the stupid.

 
At Sunday, 30 April, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

LOL, nicely put.

 
At Monday, 01 May, 2006, Blogger Wolfie said...

I'd put it in the same league as "The Da Vinci Code", saw it on google and found it quite amusing. Mind you I don't believe everything in the government's version of events either.

 
At Sunday, 07 May, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Los agujeros negros del 11-M. Los enigmas del 11-M

 

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