"Where we have distorted something, we have made a mistake, and that should be corrected. It can be corrected." Harvey KeitelWell, I feel better 'bout one thing, anyhow. Just the other day, I commented on Peacechick Mary's post vis-a-vie the Disney Docuganda Debacle, bemoanin' the fact that Keitel is in the ABC Docudrama on 9/11. Turns out he's feelin' a little duped by his producer.
From MediaMatters via Betmo's take on the concensus response to the flick.
(emphasis by MediaMatters)
[Link] KEITEL: Yeah, I had questions about certain events and material I was given in The Path to 9/11 that I did raise questions about. Yes, I had some conflicts there.
A.J. HAMMER (host): How was that met?
KEITEL: With discussion. With argument. When I received the script, it said "ABC history project." I took it to be exactly what they presented to me -- history, and that the facts were correct. It turned out not all the facts were correct, and ABC set about trying to heal that problem. In some instances, it was too late because we had begun.
HAMMER: Do you feel that anything should be changed in this film?
KEITEL: Yes, I do. This is a tough issue.
It's not like I find whatever an actor has to say on the subject of any great importance. Not normally.
But it's refreshing to read that a celebrity for whom I've somewhat mysteriously developed a relatively high degree of respect really understands why such a film is more important than your run-o'-the-mill Mini-series. Keitel really seems to get that whole "honest, true and accurate" concept when purporting to dramatize recent historic events.
It's still amazing to me how eager are so many folks to alter the "people's" percerption of History, irrespective of the known facts.
Mary suggested my email to my local ABC affiliate might be worth repostin' for a wider read. Why not? I got a little vanity in me, especially where something I've writ may be helpful.
If the criticisms of the coming 9-11 TV movie are true I would hope your management would make a note of the inaccuracies which appear. I've only read stories. I haven't seen it for myself yet of course. I hope that if it airs, it will not disgrace the memories of those who died on that day. What is the truth about what we know about September 11, 2001?You've still time to bug ABC about gettin' it right, if it decides to run it at all.
There are several guides by which this "docudrama" has to be directed in order to be accurate. Anything else is false, and merely dishonest propaganda for our current Executors. Even the Senate has finally officially called this Admin on Its deceit to our citizenry.
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