History Film / NineEleven

3rd Jun '16 11:49:24 AM Movienut376
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** There is the obligatory content advisory at the beginning of the documentary.
7th Feb '16 11:22:43 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* IntrepidReporter: A very positive RealLife example of how it's done by brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet. We also see other reporters reporting. Other intrepid reporters are seen and heard.
27th Dec '15 3:43:25 AM crazyrabbits
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* RightManInTheWrongPlace: No one would have blamed Jules if he had told the firefighters that he'd withdraw and return to their base while they handled this obviously major disaster. However, he not only followed them, but records: Chief Pfeiffer's initial emergency call (the first such call from a responder that day), the situation at the North Tower in the minutes following the first impact, and the only known footage of what was happening inside the South and North Towers. The footage is also one of only two confirmed instances of video footage that actually showed American Airlines Flight 11 flying into the North Tower (pretty much everyone saw United Airlines Flight 175's impact with the South Tower just 17 minutes later since the TV stations were already covering the North Tower impact when it hit).

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* RightManInTheWrongPlace: RightManInTheWrongPlace:
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No one would have blamed Jules if he had told the firefighters that he'd withdraw and return to their base while they handled this obviously major disaster. However, he not only followed them, but records: Chief Pfeiffer's initial emergency call (the first such call from a responder that day), the situation at the North Tower in the minutes following the first impact, and the only known footage of what was happening inside the South and North Towers. The footage is also one of only two confirmed instances of video footage that actually showed American Airlines Flight 11 flying into the North Tower (pretty much everyone saw United Airlines Flight 175's impact with the South Tower just 17 minutes later since the TV stations were already covering the North Tower impact when it hit).hit).
** This is also exemplified in Jules' unedited footage, which was released through the Freedom of Information Act. He's asked at least twice by fire officials who he is and why he's filming in the lobby, but Chief Pfeiffer tells them off by explaining that Jules is with him.
26th Nov '15 3:47:44 AM Morgenthaler
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->''There's a saying in the fire service: [[ItsQuietTooQuiet When you go too long without any fires, be prepared]]: Something big is coming.''

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->''There's a saying in the fire service: [[ItsQuietTooQuiet When you go too long without any fires, be prepared]]: prepared: Something big is coming.''
26th Nov '15 3:45:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot Minor Call Conveniently Leads to Footage of Terrorist Attack]]: The filmmakers were bound to end up at the World Trade Center after it was hit, but if it weren't for a smell of gas false alarm on an intersection in view of the World Trade Center, this footage of American Airlines Flight 11 hitting the North Tower wouldn't have ever happened.
10th Sep '15 8:46:03 AM dmcreif
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On the morning of September 11, 2001, Jules goes out with some of the firefighters to investigate a gas smell. He hears a loud rumble in the air and turns his camera upward... to capture one of only three known videos of the plane that hit the north tower of the World Trade Center. Jules accompanies the firefighters to the World Trade Center and films them (the only footage captured inside the towers that morning) as they do their best to handle the situation. While Jules follows these firefighters, he hears the second plane crash into the south tower. A bit later, the firefighters hear some rumbling, so they and Jules scramble to safety at the foot of an escalator as the south tower begins to collapse above them. Disoriented in the dust as it settles, Jules and the firefighters find their way outside. As the firefighters try to set up a second command center, the north tower collapses.

Gedeon had remained at the firehouse that morning to capture Tony's reactions. He walks down to the World Trade Center and captures both the second plane hitting the south tower and the collapse of said tower.

Both filmmakers survived the day. All of the firefighters from that station survived, too.

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On the morning of September 11, 2001, Jules goes out with some of the firefighters to investigate a gas smell. He hears a loud rumble in the air and turns his camera upward... to capture one of only three known videos of American Airlines Flight 11 hitting the plane that hit the north tower North Tower of the World Trade Center. Jules accompanies the firefighters to the World Trade Center and films them (the only footage captured inside the towers that morning) as they do their best to handle the situation. While Jules follows these firefighters, he hears the second plane crash into the south tower. A bit later, the firefighters hear some rumbling, so they and Jules scramble to safety at the foot of an escalator as the south tower begins to collapse above them. Disoriented in the dust as it settles, Jules and the firefighters find their way outside. As the firefighters try to set up a second command center, the north tower collapses.

Gedeon had remained at the firehouse that morning to capture Tony's reactions. He walks down to the World Trade Center and captures captured both the second plane United Airlines Flight 175 hitting the south tower South Tower and the collapse of said tower.

Both filmmakers survived the day. All of the firefighters from that station the firehouse they were following survived, too.



** Although the firefighters of Engine 7 / Ladder 1 all survive the day's events, the first half-hour of the film is spent showcasing their time in the firehouse.

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** Although the firefighters entire crews of both Engine Company 7 / and Ladder Company 1 all survive the day's events, the first half-hour of the film is spent showcasing their time in the firehouse.



* DueToTheDead: One of the final scenes shows the New York Fire Department's series of memorials and funeral services for the various firefighters, including Chief Pfeiffer's brother.

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* DueToTheDead: One of the final scenes shows the New York Fire Department's FDNY's series of memorials and funeral services for the various firefighters, including Chief Pfeiffer's brother.brother, Lieutenant Kevin Pfeifer from Engine 33.



* EverybodyLives: Everyone from Engine 7 / Ladder 1 survived. However, they are a lucky few.

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* EverybodyLives: Everyone Obviously averted in real life since over 343 FDNY personnel were killed that day, but everyone from the two companies that the Naudet brothers were following - Engine 7 / and Ladder 1 - survived. However, they are were a lucky few.few. Remember that over 75 FDNY firehouses lost at least one individual from their crew that day.



** The day's events. A plane crashes into a building. The elevators are out, so the firefighters have to walk up 80 floors. A plane goes into the other building. The firefighters set up another command center. The radios don't work. One building collapses. All of the firefighters are told to evacuate. The other building collapses.

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** The day's events. A plane crashes into a building. events: American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower. The elevators are were knocked out, so the firefighters have had to walk up 80 floors. A plane goes into Then United Airlines Flight 175 hit the other building.South Tower. The firefighters set up another command center. The radios don't didn't work. One building collapses. All of the firefighters are told to evacuate. The other building collapses. Then both towers fell.



** Reverend Mychal Judge pacing back and forth in shock in the North Tower's lobby.

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** Reverend Mychal Judge pacing back and forth in shock in the North Tower's lobby. He was subsequently killed when he was struck in the head by flying debris from the South Tower's fall.



* JitterCam: Here and there. Of note is that this is the real deal and the camera is actually ''less'' jittery than in movies such as ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}''.
* JumpScare: The second plane hits the World Trade Center as Gedeon happens to be filming it. He and everyone else around was too distracted by the fire to notice it coming.

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* JitterCam: Here and there. Of note is that this is the real deal and the camera is was actually ''less'' jittery than in movies such as ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}''.
* JumpScare: The second plane hits United Airlines Flight 175 hit the World Trade Center South Tower as Gedeon happens happened to be filming it. He and everyone else around was too distracted by the fire to notice it coming.



* [[MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot Minor Call Reveals Major Plot]]: The filmmakers were bound to end up at the World Trade Center after it was hit, but if it weren't for a smell of gas false alarm on an intersection in view of the World Trade Center, they wouldn't have captured the first plane hitting.

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* [[MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot Minor Call Reveals Major Plot]]: Conveniently Leads to Footage of Terrorist Attack]]: The filmmakers were bound to end up at the World Trade Center after it was hit, but if it weren't for a smell of gas false alarm on an intersection in view of the World Trade Center, they this footage of American Airlines Flight 11 hitting the North Tower wouldn't have captured the first plane hitting.ever happened.



* MoodWhiplash: See HalfwayPlotSwitch above. The firefighters are working on a false alarm of a gas leak after a relatively boring few months. Suddenly, there's a roar overhead...and then the North Tower is rammed by a plane, snuffing out hundreds of lives and kicking off a horrific calamity.

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* MoodWhiplash: See HalfwayPlotSwitch above. The firefighters are were working on a false alarm of a gas leak after a relatively boring few months. Suddenly, there's there was a roar overhead...and then the North Tower is rammed by a plane, snuffing out hundreds the first of lives and kicking off a horrific calamity.2,600 people who eventually would die.



* RightManInTheWrongPlace: No one would have blamed Jules if he had told the firefighters that he'd walk back to the station while they handled this obviously major disaster. However, he not only follows them, but records:Chief Pfeiffer's initial emergency call (the first such call from a responder that day), the situation at the North Tower in the minutes following the first impact, and the only known footage of what was happening inside the South and North Towers. The footage is also one of only two confirmed instances of video footage that actually showed American Airlines Flight 11 flying into the North Tower (most people saw United Airlines Flight 175's impact with the South Tower just 17 minutes later since the TV stations were already covering the North Tower impact when it hit).

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* RightManInTheWrongPlace: No one would have blamed Jules if he had told the firefighters that he'd walk back withdraw and return to the station their base while they handled this obviously major disaster. However, he not only follows followed them, but records:Chief records: Chief Pfeiffer's initial emergency call (the first such call from a responder that day), the situation at the North Tower in the minutes following the first impact, and the only known footage of what was happening inside the South and North Towers. The footage is also one of only two confirmed instances of video footage that actually showed American Airlines Flight 11 flying into the North Tower (most people (pretty much everyone saw United Airlines Flight 175's impact with the South Tower just 17 minutes later since the TV stations were already covering the North Tower impact when it hit).
7th Sep '15 12:43:49 PM nombretomado
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''9/11'' is a [[{{Documentary}} documentary film]] of the attack on the World Trade Center in NewYorkCity by brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet (pronounced "No-day") and James Hanlon.

It is comprised of footage they filmed as they followed a probationary firefighter, Tony Benetatos, in his journey to become a full fledged firefighter in NewYorkCity. As the weeks go by, the brothers get great footage of the life of firefighters, but none of any "real" fires.

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''9/11'' is a [[{{Documentary}} documentary film]] of the attack on the World Trade Center in NewYorkCity UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity by brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet (pronounced "No-day") and James Hanlon.

It is comprised of footage they filmed as they followed a probationary firefighter, Tony Benetatos, in his journey to become a full fledged firefighter in NewYorkCity.UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. As the weeks go by, the brothers get great footage of the life of firefighters, but none of any "real" fires.
26th Aug '15 6:58:04 PM MetaBuu
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* MoodWhiplash: See HalfwayPlotSwitch above. The firefighters are working on a false alarm of a gas leak after a relatively boring few months. Suddenly, there's a roar overhead...and then the North Tower is rammed by a plane, snuffing out hundreds of lives and kicking off a horrific calamity.
26th Aug '15 6:51:09 PM MetaBuu
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* DaylightHorror: The horror and death occurs on a bright, sunny Tuesday morning.



** Kevin Cosgrove's final reaction over the phone to the tower collapsing from above him before the line cuts dead along with him.
19th Jul '15 8:36:36 PM DrOO7
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** Among everyone back at the firehouse.
** Jules and Gedeon collapsing in each other's arms and bawling like children, having been separated the entire time and each fearing that the other was dead.

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** Among everyone back at the firehouse.
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firehouse--in particular, Jules and Gedeon Gedeon, who pair this with ManHug, collapsing in each other's others arms and bawling like children, having been separated the entire time and each fearing that the other was dead.
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