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2013-02-04 11:00:43 AM  
So 9/11 then.

a terrorist played by Sofia Vergara hijacks an airplane

I need to see this footage.
 
2013-02-04 11:22:42 AM  
Forgot to mention that one website that sold "America Sucks Cock" shirts stopped selling them after 9/11
 
2013-02-04 11:33:17 AM  
List fails without Party Music
 
2013-02-04 11:46:26 AM  

Mugato: So 9/11 then.

a terrorist played by Sofia Vergara hijacks an airplane

I need to see this footage.


15. An article is written about 14 references to 9/11 removed from pop culture but the editor thinks it's too much of a downer. A hasty rewrite is done to include a few other things.
 
2013-02-04 11:50:19 AM  
The Spider-Man trailer of Spidey webbing a helicopter between the towers?
 
2013-02-04 11:53:25 AM  
One of my least favorite incidences of post-9/11 amnesia is that "The City of New York vs Homer Simpson" was yanked out syndication for years and is now usually only shown with heavy edits. Of course you'll have bad memories if you only focus on the pimps and C.H.U.D.s.
 
2013-02-04 11:54:17 AM  
No Sum of All Fears (movie) included?

wallywam1:

15. An article is written about 14 references to 9/11 removed from pop culture but the editor thinks it's too much of a downer. A hasty rewrite is done to include a few other things.

This makes sense, then.
 
2013-02-04 11:58:12 AM  
Fairly soon after 9/11 my husband and I went to some movie.

I don't remember the movie or anything else about that night, but that when they panned the Manhattan skyline and the Twin Towers were there the theater ERUPTED in APPLAUSE.

/very shortsighted to remove the twin towers from movies or that great Spiderman helicopter scene.
 
2013-02-04 12:06:25 PM  
Not that I saw it, but "Fever Pitch" changed it's ending after the  Red Sox won the World Series.
 
2013-02-04 01:21:15 PM  

RedT: Fairly soon after 9/11 my husband and I went to some movie.

I don't remember the movie or anything else about that night, but that when they panned the Manhattan skyline and the Twin Towers were there the theater ERUPTED in APPLAUSE.

/very shortsighted to remove the twin towers from movies or that great Spiderman helicopter scene.


Gangs of New York
 
2013-02-04 01:24:10 PM  
9/11 happened just about a month before the 3rd part of Frank Miller's "The Dark Night Strikes Back" was due to be released.  He put a stop to the release and reworked the art and some dialog.  He used his comic versions of some of the photos of lower Manhattan covered in smoke to show destruction from Brainiac's attack.  He also included comic charactures of Ashcroft and Rumsfeld being almost as stupid as they were in real life.
 
2013-02-04 01:35:49 PM  
The original cover art for an album scheduled for release on September 11, 2001:

upload.wikimedia.org

It was immediately recalled and replaced. Talk about a tragic coincidence.
 
2013-02-04 03:50:04 PM  
Wasn't there a movie called "The Pope Must Die" that was re-named "The Pope Must Diet" after the attempt on JP2's life?
 
2013-02-04 04:07:19 PM  
I had ZERO idea The Watch was about aliens until i watched it.
 
2013-02-04 04:33:25 PM  
I like how all history books now report accurately that it was the Germans who bombed Pearl Harbor.
 
2013-02-04 06:53:37 PM  
List fails without 'Nice Boat'.
 
2013-02-04 07:11:07 PM  
I remember some talk that Lord of the Rings:  The Two Towers should have had its name changed.
 
2013-02-04 07:19:44 PM  

Lord Jubjub: I remember some talk that Lord of the Rings:  The Two Towers should have had its name changed.


I heard that bullshiat too. The WTC wasn't even called the "two towers",
 
2013-02-04 08:12:04 PM  
Does this mean the film version of "Survivor" is back on?
 
2013-02-04 10:16:49 PM  

Mugato: Lord Jubjub: I remember some talk that Lord of the Rings:  The Two Towers should have had its name changed.

I heard that bullshiat too. The WTC wasn't even called the "two towers",


I remember walking out of a lab that morning and a colleague said "the twin towers have been hit" and I was confused and asked, what about Lord of the Rings? Did you just read about Sauron?
 
2013-02-04 10:22:17 PM  

Talawsohu: No Sum of All Fears (movie) included?


Naw, that was a weak cop-out on the part of the producers prior to 9/11. Erase two of the book's  four main "bad guys" 'cuz they're Muslim, and we obviously can't have Muslims be terrorists on film, so let's just over-focus on the Nazis. They could've saved the movie by taking a cue from Rules of Engagement, which had the bad guys as a throng of (assumed) Muslims in Yemen- a few months before the attack on the USS Cole.

Not trying to be that guy who always whines about the book being better, but good lord, Clancy should've taken his name off the movie and had them change the names of the characters. Worst movie adaptation since Starship Troopers.
 
2013-02-04 10:51:42 PM  
"across the pacific" still works as a title because the Japanese would have to cross the pacific to get to the panama canal.

Don't fark with Bogart.
 
2013-02-04 11:10:59 PM  
Spielberg left the Twin Towers standing in his future version of Manhatten in A.I.

That film of course came out a few months before the attacks, but he declined to remove them from the DVD (unlike the farking guns in E.T.)
 
2013-02-04 11:29:33 PM  

Benjamin Stone: but he declined to remove them from the DVD (unlike the farking guns in E.T.)


He needs to be forgiven for that. He said he was sorry and put them back in. In fact I think he went too far the other way. He doesn't even believe in cleaning up FX shots now.
 
2013-02-05 01:07:11 AM  

Benjamin Stone: Spielberg left the Twin Towers standing in his future version of Manhatten in A.I.


He also put them into the closing scene of Munich, years later.
 
2013-02-06 03:16:09 AM  
I expected Big Trouble, a movie which apparently I am the only fan.


Big Trouble was originally scheduled for release on September 21, 2001 and had a strong advertising push. The http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11,_2001_attacks">events of September 11 of that year cast an unshakable pall over the movie's comedic smuggling of a nuclear device onto an airplane. (A gun also makes its way onto the plane, but this was easily overshadowed by the specter of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weapons_of_mass_destruction">WMD.) Consequently, the film was pushed back until April 2002, and the promotion campaign was toned down almost to the point of abandonment.
 
2013-02-06 03:19:26 AM  
Ok, I was trying to do this
>http://en.wikip edia.org/wiki/Big_Trouble_(2002_film)
 
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