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Friday, May 12, 2006

Go See This Movie

Julie and I went to see United 93 this evening. It's a must-see.

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Rev. Todd Peperkorn said...


JP Manzi said...

Enjoy your blog! However, I must disagree with you. Not thats its not a good movie but I do not want to relive it again, emotionally. Being in the military and working thru 9/11 2nd hand I do not want to open myself up emotionally again. My 2 cents pastor.

Pastor Scott Stiegemeyer said...

Thanks so much for the comment. I have the highest admiration for all who work in the miliatary, law enforcement, fire departments and the medical professions. God bless!

Pastor Scott Stiegemeyer said...

Pastor Peperkorn,
Fair Question. First, it's a powerful and moving story. But I don't think I've ever seen a movie about such a topic that was so detached and w/o commentary. It's like you're just standing there witnessing what's going on. None of the people seem like actors at all. It is nothing like any Hollywood film I've ever seen. Almost documentary-like. Without all the cinematic tricks to manipulate your emotions, you are left to react purely to the events. I think it's masterfully done, frankly.

Anonymous said...

Pr. Stiegemeyer,

I also recommend this film. I loved that it had no agenda, although it has been criticized by some for precisely that.

Considering I knew the outcome going into the film, it was also one of the most gripping things I've ever seen.

And I loved how REAL all the actors were. I now want every film to show real people, with real skin and real bodies and real emotions.

I have never seen anything so gut-wrenching, but it was also beautiful in a weird way. It made me think about the heroism of men, the love and nurture of women, the human will, the importance of prayer, etc. etc.


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