Awards Contending Twin Towers 9/11 Production Opening Near Christmas; Batman Slips into Steel City

Edited by Tony Rutherford from Multiple Reports
Sandra Bullock on NYC set of "Extremely Loud Extremely Close"
Sandra Bullock on NYC set of "Extremely Loud Extremely Close"
HUNTINGTON, WV (HNN) - Films surrounding the terrorists have an intensely mixed response both from viewers, reviewers and financial success. Oliver Stone's "WTC" and "United 93" launched in 2006. Neither achieved blockbuster status, although both films were historic treasures. In addition, "conspiracy" so-called documentaries have surfaced, such as "Loose Change," as well as documentaries of the twin towers themselves.
The first Spiderman released six months after the attacks contained a scene in which the Marvel hero has spun a web between the structures to catch bad guys. In respect for the survivors, the scene was removed from the production and the trailer. (Click here for a link to the scene. Scroll down to Spiderman, http://wtcinmovies.tripod.com/chrono.html#2000 )

"Extremely Loud" produced by Warner Bros. will have a Christmas limited release for Oscar qualification and open across the country in mid-January.

A snapshot of "Dark Knight Rising" shooting in Pittsburgh
A snapshot of "Dark Knight Rising" shooting in Pittsburgh
Finally, a web site specializing in photography of "on the set" scenes has nailed this shot from "Dark Knight Rises" shooting in Pittsburgh, Pa.  The steel city has almost become Hollywood East similar to North Carolina's reign prior to the recession. Word of mouth: Some of those southern sound stages are re-lighting.

Pittsburgh has alerted first responders too. As the filmmakers  toss out f/x, 911 dispatchers have been instructed to tolerate a surge in calls. The movie-made gunshots and blasts could be mistaken by some residents for reality.  But, it's the Dark Knight , and a once in a lifetime 'on the set' for Pittsburgh.

 

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