9/11 Film Analysis

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The only way for the Hollywood film industry and television stations to reevaluate the movie scenes is to give them respect by reediting, so they can have a peaceful daily life of watching television. There are numerous of films that have been edited and kept before 9/11 happened such as movies that were set in New York, Men in Black (1997 and 2002) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). First example, the Men in Black scene (see Fig. 4) where Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) was talking to a man and the newborn squid alien was attacking Agent J (Will Smith) in the background, also the World Trade Center was shown in the background. The 2002 deluxe edition DVD release digitally removed the WTC. The Twin
Fig. 4 :1997 release v.s 2002 DVD release
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The film was one of the most significant films that took place in post 9/11 era New York and one of his successful films. This movie follows a drug addict, Monty Brogan (Edward Norton), who is going to be sentenced seven years in prison. Before he loses his freedom, he is going to spend his last hours with friends, family, and the city. Lee and writer/screenwriter David Benioff (movie based on his book) set the motion picture in post 9/11 New York, joining in the story the sentiments of the city during that chaotic time, according to Lori Harrison-Kahan, “Building on reviews that took note of the film 's deeper meanings, emergent scholarship on 25th Hour has begun to examine the impact of 9/11 on Lee 's filmmaking”(42). The movie’s theme is the city’s grief, one of his constant themes in his previous films. It is a sense that lives are shattered, life will never be the same, filling New Yorkers with stress, trauma, and being hopeless. This movie is interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political …show more content…
While most directors filming in New York in the wake of the devastation in lower Manhattan went to great lengths to avoid any references to the tragedy. Lee was credited as being the first director to acknowledge the attacks, from the opening credits, which show the twin pillars of light commemorating the dead…”
The center piece of Lee 's utilization of visual imagery, among other tasteful and narrative methods, this investigates how the film styles itself as star-controlled, studio-sponsored stimulation while at the same time encoding references to the occasions of 9/11 and its

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