Hollywood Goes to War

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The Editorial "Hollywood Goes to War" was in The Wall Street Journal on April 28, 2006. The author of the editorial is unknown on The Wall Street Journal website.

The editorial starts out with a brief description of a movie, "United 93", about the 9/11 plane that crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers fought back against their hijackers. The editorial then argues that the movie's opening timing is ok and people need to realize the threat of terrorism. The editorial also gives examples of movies about World War II and explains the similar points between those movies and "United 93".

There is one conclusion drawn in the editorial. "By now, we should know better. As Mr. Beamer already knows too well, "our very way of life" depends on it" (The Wall Street Journal, 2006).The conclusion indicator word in the sentence is "should". The word "should" in the sentence indicates that we need to know the opinion of Mr.

Beamer whose son Todd died aboard United 93. His idea is "The passengers and crew of United 93 had the blessed opportunity to understand the nature of the attack and to launch a counterattack against the enemy. This was our first successful counterattack in our homeland in this new global war." (The Wall Street Journal, 2006)

The reason the editorial gives to support conclusion is:

Reason # 1: "It is not likely to be seen anywhere as an exploitative attempt by Hollywood to turn a tragedy into entertainment, as some had feared." (The Wall Street Journal, 2006) The editorial also tries to support this reason with an interview of victim's relatives "Mr. Beamer's broader point is that even if some are reluctant to endure the pain of "United 93," there...