History Film / NineEleven

17th Sep '17 6:13:49 PM Assassin-sensei
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Not to be confused with the 2017 drama film starring Charlie Sheen.
16th Sep '17 7:00:38 PM Sonic5421
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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 UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. As the weeks go by, the brothers get great footage of the life of firefighters, but none of any "real" fires.

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 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.

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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 UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity at the firehouse of FDNY Engine 7/Tower Ladder 1/Battalion 1. As the weeks go by, the brothers get great footage of the life of firefighters, but none of any "real" fires.

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 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. 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 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 North Tower collapses.



* ActionSurvivor: Chief Pfeiffer, Jules and several other firefighters not only escape the collapsing South Tower (which is coming down on them as they flee), but also escape the North Tower's collapse.

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* ActionSurvivor: Chief Pfeiffer, Pfeifer, Jules and several other firefighters not only escape the collapsing South Tower (which is coming down on them as they flee), but also escape the North Tower's collapse.



** In the anniversary airings, Chief Pfeiffer stands at a memorial wall and remembers some of the men who died during the day's events.

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** In the anniversary airings, Chief Pfeiffer Pfeifer stands at a memorial wall and remembers some of the men who died during the day's events.



** Chief Pfeiffer, after shielding Jules from debris when the North Tower collapses, immediately heads back in to try and coordinate rescue efforts.

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** Chief Pfeiffer, Pfeifer, after shielding Jules from debris when the North Tower collapses, immediately heads back in to try and coordinate rescue efforts.



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

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



* EverybodyLives: 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 were a lucky few. Remember that over 75 FDNY firehouses lost at least one individual from their crew that day.

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* EverybodyLives: 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 were a lucky few. Remember that over 75 FDNY firehouses lost at least one individual from their crew that day.day, including Father Judge, Department Chief Ganci, and several high-ranking officers like Battalion Chiefs, Captains, and Lieutenants.



* AFatherToHisMen: Chief Pfeiffer, who is shown to be looking out for all of the immediate personnel around him (including Jules).

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* AFatherToHisMen: Chief Pfeiffer, Pfeifer, who is shown to be looking out for all of the immediate personnel around him (including Jules).



** 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.

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** Reverend Mychal Judge Judge, the FDNY Chaplain, 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.



** As Chief Pfeiffer and the other firefighters gather themselves together after the South Tower collapse.

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** As Chief Pfeiffer Pfeifer and the other firefighters gather themselves together after the South Tower collapse.collapse and soon find the lifeless body of Father Judge.



* INeedAFreakingDrink: The first thing retired chief Larry Byrnes says when he arrives at the Battalion 1 firehouse is, "Somebody get me a cup of coffee."

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* INeedAFreakingDrink: The first thing retired chief Chief Larry Byrnes says when he arrives at the Battalion 1 firehouse is, "Somebody get me a cup of coffee."



* TheKenBurnsEffect: On the still photo of Father Judge's body being carried.

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* TheKenBurnsEffect: On the still photo of Father Judge's body being carried.carried out of the debris to be confirmed as the first official, identified, victim of the attacks.



* MonumentalDamage: The World Trade Center Towers.

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* MonumentalDamage: The World Trade Center Twin Towers.



** When the North Tower is hit, the firefighters can be heard offscreen shouting things like "Holy shit!"

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** When the North Tower is hit, the firefighters can be heard offscreen off-screen shouting things like "Holy shit!"



** Chief Pfeiffer's eyes opening wide when he hears the tower beginning to rumble above them while standing in the South Tower's lobby.
* OldMaster: When retired chief Larry Byrnes arrives.

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** Chief Pfeiffer's Pfeifer's eyes opening wide when he hears the tower beginning to rumble above them while standing in the South North Tower's lobby.
* OldMaster: When retired chief Chief Larry Byrnes arrives.



** 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).
** 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.

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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 Pfeifer'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).
** 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 Pfeifer tells them off by explaining that Jules is with him.



** As soon as the South Tower collapses, Chief Pfeiffer orders an immediate evacuation, and the firefighters he and Jules leave behind while looking for a way out end up exiting a different way without telling anyone.

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** As soon as the South Tower collapses, Chief Pfeiffer Pfeifer orders an immediate evacuation, and the firefighters he and Jules leave behind with Father Judge's body while looking for a way out end up exiting a different way without telling anyone.anyone.
--> '''Chief Pfeifer:''' "Command post, Tower 1, all units. Evacuate the building. Command post, to all units."



* SendInTheSearchTeam: Averted. As Chief Pfeiffer and a group of other firefighters are preparing to go back in... the North Tower collapses.

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* SendInTheSearchTeam: Averted. As Chief Pfeiffer Pfeifer and a group of other firefighters are preparing to go back in... the North Tower collapses.



* TagalongReporter: Chief Pfeiffer allows Jules to come into the North Tower lobby with him and film the firefighters and command groups going up the tower. It turns out to be the only known footage recorded inside both towers that day.

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* TagalongReporter: Chief Pfeiffer Pfeifer allows Jules to come into the North Tower lobby with him and film the firefighters and command groups going up the tower. It turns out to be the only known footage recorded inside both towers that day.



* WhamShot: Jules panning up from Chief Pfeiffer's investigation of the gas leak to see the first plane hitting the North Tower.

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* WhamShot: Jules panning up from Chief Pfeiffer's Pfeifer's investigation of the gas leak to see the first plane hitting the North Tower.
17th Aug '17 5:41:01 PM ClintEastwood
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-->--'''RobertDeNiro''', introducing this film for the first airing.

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-->--'''RobertDeNiro''', -->--'''Creator/RobertDeNiro''', introducing this film for the first airing.



--> '''Firefighter Joe Cassaliggi''' :"What do we do....W-What do we do for ''this''?"

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--> '''Firefighter Joe Cassaliggi''' :"What Cassaliggi''': "What do we do....W-What do we do for ''this''?"
24th Jul '17 10:50:23 PM DrOO7
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* {{Irony}}: One of the brothers gets perfect footage of the North Tower being hit. This is something only ''two'' other people in the ''entire world'' have. But the footage of the South Tower attack, seen by millions of people on live TV, isn't very good. Certainly not like the first tower footage or what was seen on countless other networks.
24th Jul '17 10:44:16 PM DrOO7
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** The very first line of a ''New York Times'' article about the disaster was "It kept getting worse."
18th May '17 12:46:29 AM Az_Tech341
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Creator/{{CBS}} aired the documentary without commercial interruption on March 10, 2002, six months after the attacks. Creator/SteveBuscemi[[note]]Who had been a NYC firefighter before becoming an actor. On 9/11 he dropped everything and went to New York to help out his old firehouse.[[/note]] and Creator/RobertDeNiro[[note]]Famous (among other roles, of course) for playing a firefighter in the movie ''Film/{{Backdraft}}''[[/note]] hosted. The network later re-aired the documentary on the fifth and tenth anniversaries of the attacks.

If you are thinking "This is all RealLife, how can there be tropes?", it's the tropes that make it interesting to watch whether they were intentionally put there or not.

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Creator/{{CBS}} aired the documentary without commercial interruption on March 10, 2002, six months after the attacks. Creator/SteveBuscemi[[note]]Who had been a NYC firefighter before becoming an actor. On 9/11 he dropped everything and went to New York to help out his old firehouse.[[/note]] and Creator/RobertDeNiro[[note]]Famous (among other roles, of course) for playing a firefighter in the movie ''Film/{{Backdraft}}''[[/note]] ''Film/{{Backdraft}}''.[[/note]] hosted. The network later re-aired the documentary on the fifth and tenth anniversaries of the attacks.

If you are thinking "This is all RealLife, how can there be tropes?", it's the tropes that make it interesting to watch whether they were intentionally put there or not.
attacks.
18th May '17 12:43:34 AM Az_Tech341
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->''"There's a saying in the fire service: 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: When 'When you go too long without any fires, be prepared: Something something big is coming."'''"''
28th Feb '17 5:43:29 PM Mdumas43073
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''9/11'' is a 2002 [[{{Documentary}} documentary film]] of the attack on the World Trade Center in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity by brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet (pronounced "No-day") and James Hanlon.

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''9/11'' is a 2002 [[{{Documentary}} documentary film]] of the attack on the World Trade Center in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity by brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet (pronounced "No-day") and James Hanlon.



CBS aired the documentary without commercial interruption on 10 March 2002, six months after the attacks. Creator/SteveBuscemi[[note]]Who had been a NYC firefighter before becoming an actor. On 9/11 he dropped everything and went to New York to help out his old firehouse.[[/note]] and Creator/RobertDeNiro[[note]]Famous (among other roles, of course) for playing a firefighter in the movie ''Film/{{Backdraft}}''[[/note]] hosted. The network later re-aired the documentary on the fifth and tenth anniversaries of the attacks.

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CBS Creator/{{CBS}} aired the documentary without commercial interruption on 10 March 10, 2002, six months after the attacks. Creator/SteveBuscemi[[note]]Who had been a NYC firefighter before becoming an actor. On 9/11 he dropped everything and went to New York to help out his old firehouse.[[/note]] and Creator/RobertDeNiro[[note]]Famous (among other roles, of course) for playing a firefighter in the movie ''Film/{{Backdraft}}''[[/note]] hosted. The network later re-aired the documentary on the fifth and tenth anniversaries of the attacks.
28th Feb '17 5:43:00 PM Mdumas43073
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->''There's a saying in the fire service: When you go too long without any fires, be prepared: Something big is coming.''

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->''There's
->''"There's
a saying in the fire service: When you go too long without any fires, be prepared: Something big is coming.''"''




While the films ''Film/{{United 93}}'' and ''World Trade Center'' are reenactments, ''[[RealLife this is the real deal]]''.

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

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\nWhile the films ''Film/{{United 93}}'' and ''World Trade Center'' are reenactments, ''[[RealLife [[RealLife this is the real deal]]''.

deal]].

''9/11'' is a 2002 [[{{Documentary}} documentary film]] of the attack on the World Trade Center in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity by brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet (pronounced "No-day") and James Hanlon.
3rd Jun '16 11:49:24 AM Movienut376
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** There is the obligatory content advisory at the beginning of the documentary.
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