…it is nowhere near as strong as the stink of synergy. Certainly this isn’t the first Hollywood production done in by the competing corporate and personal interests that funded it (consider the unspoken implications—both commercial and propagandistic—of the film’s last-minute title change from Flight 93 to United 93), but it is the only one I’ve come across where the families of those onboard gave it their full-on approval. Not all the families, of course. All evidence suggests that the terrorists’ relatives were left entirely out of the creative process, an action which goes a way toward revealing the film’s hagiographic bias…
Apparently Mr. Uhlich must consider Schindler’s List a lamentably biased film because Spielberg doesn’t have the approval of some Nazis.
I can’t imagine what he thinks of The Passion of the Christ. Unfair because Gibson didn’t give Satan a fair hearing?
I’m not saying that “The terrorists were evil and must be discounted.” No. No human being is evil incarnate. Evil is something we do, not something we are. We are made in the image of God, all of us, terrorists included. We have been corrupted by sin, and so we are capable of doing evil. But when someone does evil, we mustn’t pretend it’s something else.
But to say that United 93 is lacking in integrity because the killers would have disapproved… well, we learn a lot about Mr. Uhlich right there.
Why do I suspect he didn’t complain about Fahrenheit 9/11 not having White House approval?