On September 11, the world witnessed one of the most horrific criminal acts in human history.
Production[ edit ] The film was the first Hollywood feature to draw its narrative directly from the September 11 attacks of Passengers were portrayed in the film mostly by professional, but relatively unknown, actors.
The roles of one of the flight attendants, the two pilots, and many other airline personnel were filled by actual airline employees. The dialogue, which was mostly improvised during rehearsals Greengrass held with the cast, was based on face-to-face interviews between actors and relatives of those they portray.
Almost none of the passengers in the film are referred to by their names.
Their identities remain anonymous, emphasizing the group effort over United flight 93 individual heroics and portraying the fact that strangers on an airplane would not know each other's names. Much of the dialogue uses technical authenticity rather than theatrical embellishments, such as talk about whether a plane has " Squawked The cockpit was built by Flightdeck Solutions.
Exterior airport sequences were shot on location at Newark Liberty International Airportwhile interiors were shot back in England at London Stansted Airport.
A few scenes were also shot in Washington, D. Additionally, an opening sequence set in Afghanistan was shot in Moroccobut it was cut from the film before release. This was replaced in the release version with "Dedicated to the memory of all those who lost their lives on September 11, ".
On September 11,the aircraft on that flight was one of the four planes hijacked as part of the September 11 terrorist attackspossibly intended to crash into and destroy the United States Capitol building in Washington, D. The cockpit voice recorder tape from United Flight 93 has never been made public; however, a transcript was made public after the film was completed, shedding more light on what actually happened in the final 30 minutes before the plane crashed.
Some parts may contradict the filmmaker's choices in terms of some dialogue and specific aspects of the event.
Britton is seen handing her mobile to fellow passenger Honor Elizabeth Waino so she can call her mother. However, many of the passengers' family members, having heard the audio recordings, believe that the passengers did breach the cockpit  and struggled with the hijackers for control of the yoke which the movie depicts.
It was also reported that Adams' widow did not cooperate with the filmmakers because it was too emotionally painful. James BerardinelliRoger EbertMichael Medvedand Peter Travers all awarded it four stars on their rating scales, with Ebert calling the film "masterful and heartbreaking" and saying that it "does honor to the memory of the victims.
The film has been cited as a favorite by filmmaker John Waterswho presented it as his annual selection within the Maryland Film Festival. Top 10 lists[ edit ] Only two films The Departed and The Queen appeared on more top 10 lists of the best films of than United 93, and no film received more 1 mentions:Cockpit recordings indicate the passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 teamed up to attack their hijackers, forcing down the plane near Shanksville, in southwestern Pennsylvania.
We lost many great people that day, and many people exhibited great heroism.
This memorial is devoted specifically to the heroes of United Flight 93 who courageously took control of their destiny and stopped the terrorists from using their plane as another weapon. United Airlines Flight 93 was a domestic scheduled passenger flight that was hijacked by four Al-Qaeda terrorists on board, as part of the September 11 caninariojana.com crashed into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, during an attempt by the passengers and crew to regain caninariojana.com 44 people aboard were killed, including the four hijackers, but no one .
I first saw the film “United 93” when it was released in Since this was the first dramatic film about 9/11 – the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, – I was curious to see how Hollywood would treat this sensitive subject.
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