Bin Laden: the last film hero

Miramax film studio launches the shooting of a film where bin Laden will figure. Already in 1999, the studio bought the rights to make a screen version of Andy McNab’s novel “Crisis Four," which is about a terrorist’s attempt to explode the White House. Namely, it is about the task of a young supporter of bin Laden who must "take root" in the president’s administration. The author himself was served in the special forces in the Persian gulf area. Some episodes of his book are autobiographical. The events of September 11 are really tragic, though it must be admitted that the operation 911 and the figure of bin Laden are becoming a kind of brand, out of which the film studio is ready to make a profit. It even does not worry about the fact that most of terrorist acts have been committed according to Hollywood recipes: the explosion looked so pictorial. Now Americans are ready to make Hollywood badguy of bin Laden, a kind of Freddy Krueger, to frighten children while taking payments for entrance tickets. The film culture is so soundly implanted in their minds than any terrorist act is incapable of beating it. And while starting their cinema war, Americans send everywhere pictures of a bearded man in a turban and make blockbusters with the hope that the computer visualization of their troops’ location will be proof of their country’s power, and reports about missing persons give them a right on retribution. These things are used for mythologizing their war even before starting it.

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