What's the alternative?

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Posted by ScottMan at cable-21-46-237-24.anchorageak.net on September 16, 2001 at 01:48:53:

In Reply to: What's happening with SPIDERMAN posted by Vincent on September 15, 2001 at 14:40:00:

I suppose they COULD keep the WTC in the movie, and have it be an alternate universe where they weren't destroyed. Or it could be set in the past. Either way, it would have to ignore current events, and to ignore the tragedy would be, well, bad.

Perhaps they could set the flick ten years into the future, when the WTC has been rebuilt. But then we'd be dealing with a "futuristic" Spiderman movie.

Or maybe keep the WTC in there, destroyed, and rewrite the script to reflect that. And I don't need to tell you that it would change the whole subject of the movie. And throwing superheroes into the WTC destruction would be in bad taste. We have to deal with this as human beings, and flights of fantasy could insult the reality. (Unless it was written REALLY well; I'm talking masterfully well, and I don't think many writers could handle that and have their story survive the studio exec meat grinder.)

Personally, I don't see any way around it. Get rid of the WTC entirely from the movie, and they've pissed a lot of people off. Put it in, rewrite the script, and risk cheapening the tragedy.

But hey, you make movies, not me. What would you do?

: From spidermanhype.com:

: New Poster/New Teaser Trailer Coming
: Thursday, September 13, 2001 1:52 CDT

: Although it is hard to go on, believe us - we're still tuned into CNN 24 hours a day, we have received so many questions from fans everywhere that we hope this will answer some of them.

: Sony Pictures has told us they are redoing the Spider-Man teaser poster, which was pulled because the World Trade Center was reflected in Spider-Man's eye. We do not have a date that the new one will be available yet.

: Sony is also creating a new teaser trailer which will be out this December. The teaser trailer which was pulled from theaters, the official site and our site yesterday featured Spider-Man capturing bank robbers in a helicopter and using his web to span them in between the Twin Towers.

: Sony will also use computer technology to remove images of the World Trade Center from the final movie in respect to the tragic events.

: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

: There you have it, Sony is digitally erasing the WTC from the NYC city skyline. They might as well send a medal to the terrorists.

: Vincent

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