Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!


SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Virtual Sheet Music
Download Sheet Music Instantly
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Sheet Music...
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
Who's Online Now
96 registered members (AndyP, alexcawley, bennevis, Adypiano, 36251, alphonsus, 22 invisible), 1,386 guests, and 10 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#705085 - 03/11/02 09:15 PM 9/11 Special on TV last night  
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,857
Bernard Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Bernard  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,857
North Groton, NH
I thought the documentary by the 2 French brothers was very good and a real tear jerker, to be sure. I thought it was sensitively done and am glad to have been given the opportunity to see inside the towers as they were under attack.

In a letter to the editor of the NYTimes in today's paper, someone complained about Jules Naudet's decision to avoid filming the death and suffering of the people he saw at the WTC. This person said "As soon as he made the courageous decision to film all that he could, rather than flee the scene, the decision to allow the personal horrors of that morning to disappear with the passing of our generation was not his to make."

Did anyone else see the special? I totally disagree with this writer to the NYTimes. I think it was a very humane and ethical decision not to film people on fire, etc.

Anyway, it is a nice film and it is a miracle that none of the fire fighters from company 1 were lost that day.


"Hunger for growth will come to you in the form of a problem." -- unknown
#705086 - 03/11/02 11:46 PM Re: 9/11 Special on TV last night  
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,974
jgoo Offline
3000 Post Club Member
jgoo  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,974
Seattle, Washington, USA
Yes. I watched that tribute, and it did make me cry a little. It was such an emotional program. You really begin to understand exactly what these figher fighters were going through during 9/11 and in the days to follow. It was a very touching program.


For off-topic discussion, please feel free to visit www.coffee-room.com
#705087 - 03/12/02 12:51 AM Re: 9/11 Special on TV last night  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 2,419
Dwain Lee Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Dwain Lee  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 2,419
Columbus, Ohio
I agree with you wholeheartedly, Bernard. There's a huge difference between documenting history, and voyeuristically indulging in other people's agony. I understood the reality of the suffering of the occupants of the buildings just as well with the humane self-restraint and respect for human dignity exhibited by the cameraman.

#705088 - 03/13/02 03:02 PM Re: 9/11 Special on TV last night  
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 559
Rick Offline
500 Post Club Member
Rick  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 559
Chicago
I enjoyed the special, but not as much as I was expecting. I think they should not have exerted as much effort to remove the unprecedented horror. I don't want to see burning bodies, or body parts, but this was a little too sterile, considering the magnitude of the attacks. I think that anything that was being shown on, say, Sept. 12th, should have been fair game here. I think it's what we (our country and the world) need at this point.

The media stopped showing footage of even the planes hitting the buildings on September 14th or 15th. That was probably good for me, and everyone, for a few months. A sense of normalcy in many areas (including the economy) has been allowed to take hold. But now is probably a good time (six months later) to get the reality back out there, on the airwaves. We should once again see those planes hit the towers, and see people jumping from those upper floors (not hitting the ground). And see those menacing flames protruding from those ugly, gaping, unnatural "holes" in the towers. I think the media has an obligation to start showing those horrific "facts" once again. If not now, then very very soon.

That perspective from the lobby of Tower 1 was incredible, and very revealing. You could see a lot by just examining the faces of all those poor guys. And the sound of the neighboring tower falling is something I will never forget. And the awful silence afterwards, and darkness. Unbelievable.

#705089 - 03/13/02 06:16 PM Re: 9/11 Special on TV last night  
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,857
Bernard Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Bernard  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,857
North Groton, NH
Rick, if you mean perhaps something like "long shots", they might have added another dimension of horror, but I certainly wouldn't want to see very much of it and from my perspective it wasn't necessary. In fact, during the special I was afraid we would see actual falling bodies and I was always braced and ready to look away because I know it would have made me sick to my stomach. I'm glad they didn't show this. And certainly, I wouldn't want to see any close-ups. (I have a hard time imagining myself as a camera man and focusing on a burning body, I just couldn't. Something in me would say "this isn't right--get a quick glimpse if necessary, but either help out or film something else." But of course, I'm neither a journalist (nor were the Frenchmen) or cameraman.)

I am relieved not to see the accidents replayed in the media. I saw them a whole lot the first week of the catastrophe, I know what the crashes looked like and don't need or want to see them again--at least not for a long while (a year at least).


"Hunger for growth will come to you in the form of a problem." -- unknown
#705090 - 03/15/02 04:12 PM Re: 9/11 Special on TV last night  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 2,943
Penny Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Penny  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 2,943
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Bernard wrote:

Quote
I am relieved not to see the accidents replayed in the media. I saw them a whole lot the first week of the catastrophe, I know what the crashes looked like


Bernard,
I don't want to seem nit-picky. But this is very important to me. 9-11 was not an "accident" nor were the incidents plane "crashes." The were terrorist attacks perpetrated by evil people who wielded control of commercial jets carrying civilians to target more civilians. There was nothing accidental about it.

penny

#705091 - 09/25/04 08:40 AM Re: 9/11 Special on TV last night  
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 8
coolio Offline
Junior Member
coolio  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 8
Yeah I was touched, anyway you can see the movie in these forums, some guy has it in his sig.
www.s4.invisionfree.wewontforget.com

#705092 - 03/27/08 04:41 PM Re: 9/11 Special on TV last night  
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 22
luapparc Offline
Full Member
luapparc  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 22
Massachusetts


When a door is partially open, it is ajar. So, when a jar is partially open why isn't it adoor?
#705093 - 03/27/08 04:48 PM Re: 9/11 Special on TV last night  
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 22
luapparc Offline
Full Member
luapparc  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 22
Massachusetts


When a door is partially open, it is ajar. So, when a jar is partially open why isn't it adoor?
#705094 - 03/27/08 05:00 PM Re: 9/11 Special on TV last night  
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 22
luapparc Offline
Full Member
luapparc  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 22
Massachusetts


When a door is partially open, it is ajar. So, when a jar is partially open why isn't it adoor?
#705095 - 03/27/08 05:10 PM Re: 9/11 Special on TV last night  
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 22
luapparc Offline
Full Member
luapparc  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 22
Massachusetts


When a door is partially open, it is ajar. So, when a jar is partially open why isn't it adoor?
#705096 - 03/27/08 05:14 PM Re: 9/11 Special on TV last night  
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 22
luapparc Offline
Full Member
luapparc  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 22
Massachusetts


When a door is partially open, it is ajar. So, when a jar is partially open why isn't it adoor?
#705097 - 03/27/08 05:21 PM Re: 9/11 Special on TV last night  
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 22
luapparc Offline
Full Member
luapparc  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 22
Massachusetts


When a door is partially open, it is ajar. So, when a jar is partially open why isn't it adoor?

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
A. Geyer Pianos
A. Geyer Pianos
What's Hot!!
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Removing very old keys
by Don B. Cilly. 05/23/17 06:39 AM
The biggest problem of performing and teaching
by Vladimir Dounin. 05/23/17 04:06 AM
Posting images
by BruceD. 05/22/17 11:29 PM
Looking for Carillon Bell Sound
by SoundThumb. 05/22/17 11:08 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics179,829
Posts2,628,941
Members87,852
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Report Problems With New Forums
Report Problems with New Forums Here!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0