Skip to comments.9-11 Tape Shows Firefighters' Courage
Posted on 02/18/2002 11:05:18 AM PST by BunnySlippersEdited on 09/03/2002 4:49:59 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
NEW YORK -- The firefighters' movements are calm as they arrive at the burning north tower of the World Trade Center. Their eyes grow wide as the magnitude of their mission becomes clear. Then come the thumps -- one after another -- and a voice saying that people are jumping.
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This film will be shown in March and supposedly is worth seeing. By chance, the first plane hitting was captured by the film maker.
The two young "Frenchmen" were profiled this month in Vanity Fair. Their parents are French but they have lived their whole lives in Manhattan not far from the WTC.
Their first film was about boxing and they then petitioned the New York Fire Department to do a film on firefighters. The waited weeks in one of the ladder companies. They went out one morning for a gas leak and were caught in the middle of 9-11.
I'd say this is a film to catch!
The terrorist criminals should not be forgotten nor forgiven.
March 9th? Is that the day of the film? Vanity Fair gives a good representation of the film and it looks like it's going to be utterly awesome.
Never forget ...
It's a two-hour film.
Why do I suspect that CBS will heavily edit this, using it as a showcase for Dan Rather and a few other CBS reporters with only little snippets of the film in between?
We might see 20-30 minutes of it, I'd guess.
DeNiro to host CBS's '9/11' doc: Robert De Niro has been signed by CBS to host "9/11," the exclusive behind-the-scenes video account of the terrorist-led plane crashes into New York's World Trade Center towers. The eyewitness story, shot by French filmmakers Gedeon and Jules Naudet, will be broadcast by CBS as a special two-hour presentation on Sunday, March 10 (9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET).
Mr. De Niro, who has won two Academy Awards for acting ("Raging Bull," "The Godfather: Part II"), is also a director and producer whose Tribeca Film Center is located just a few blocks from Ground Zero at the WTC site.
The presentation of "9/11" will help support the fund-raising efforts of the Uniformed Firefighters Association Scholarship Fund for the benefit of firefighters' families, including contributions from the Naudet brothers and CBS. The broadcast of "9/11" will include information about how viewers can also support the fund.
CBS News' Susan Zirinsky is executive producer of the CBS broadcast, along with Gedeon and Jules Naudet, Ladder 1 firefighter James Hanlon and CBS News' Hal Gessner and Tom Forman, who are executive editor and senior producer, respectively. Betsy West, senior vice president of CBS News, is executive in charge.
Mr. Carter and Vanity Fair's David Friend, editor of creative development, will also serve as executive producers of the broadcast. Vanity Fair ran an exclusive interview with the Naudet brothers in the magazine's current issue. The project was brought to CBS by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, the William Morris Agency's President and Co-CEO Jim Wiatt and Ben Silverman, WMA's head of international development.
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