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9/11 Rock Musical?

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If you’re the type of person that’s always thinking to themselves, “I wish they made more rock musicals out of national tragedies,” then this is just the thing for you!

Actually, Clear Blue Sky will not so much be about the tragedy of 9/11 and more about the lives of 11 New Yorkers after the attacks, and how they cope and live their lives.

It’s supposed to be fun, playful, and not take itself too seriously.

Clear Blue Sky opens Friday at Quad Cinema in New York.

What do U think about a rock musical based around 9/11?

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30 comments to “9/11 Rock Musical?”

  1. 1

    I'm REAL fucking sick of people making money off a national tragedy. When the stupid country songs started coming out, I thought FUCK YOU! You take something that affected ALL of us and turn it into profit for you? People lost their lives and you are making money off it. Fuck you. and fuck these people too.

  2. 2

    Muslim Americans can't build their own community centers but this tacky shit is a go?! Did I fucking miss something?!!

  3. 3

    That's just completely tasteless…

  4. 4

    TACTLESS! And I love musical theater … but this seems like a Springtime for Hitler … which I guess turned out to be a success, but none the less …. I don't think this is a good idea.

  5. 5

    I can't wait to see it. Plus Christopher J Hanke who says "I kissed a boy" is the cutest!

  6. 6

    I felt no heart and no soul in this already. Talk about bait and switch!

  7. 7

    Re: M.t. Dickinson

    Muslim Americans??? Are you serious?? Do you live in or near NYC? If you do and were here when it happened, you would not be moaning about some freaking muslim center. Let them build some where else. Just go down to the site and see for yourself. It's a huge burial site and it is heart breaking to be anywhere near there.

  8. 8

    Best 9/11 rock song "Somebody Let The Devil Out" by Popa Chubby. Stageplay can be done but it will be kind of strange.

  9. 9

    ..Skins did it first.

  10. tj77 says – reply to this


    What's so wrong with making a film related to 9/11? I don't see these people complaining about Schindler's List. Or any of the the countless Holocaust and Anne Frank films. Or war films. IT'S HISTORY PEOPLE! There are bound to be films, books, music, musicals, everything, written about it. It seems this film is about healing. So what's so friggin wrong with that? Seems everyone needs to quit their bitching.

  11. 11

    I hope they got "spidi" to play the world trade center.

  12. 12

    It's funny… This movie is actually not about 9/11 at all. It is just a response to tragedy, from many perspectives, not just the angry ones, or positive ones.

    Regardless, these are legitimate stories based on the actor's song writers own experiences (mostly NOT doing with 9/11) using their artistic expression of music. What could be more freakin real than that.

    Get a clue people! Thanks Perez for sharing it. BTW you are in a movie I am working on ;-)

  13. 13

    Re: moxiecrimefighter – Moxie, you moron. This film is ABOUT people who lived in NYC and experienced 9/11 just like you. And if you think the ultimate goal in making this film was to make a bunch of money, you're not thinking. Don't be an idiot.

  14. 14

    Moxie, you moron. This film is ABOUT people who lived in NYC and experienced 9/11 just like you. And if you think the ultimate goal in making this film was to make a bunch of money, you're not thinking.

  15. 15

    It's interesting to me that people are having such a weird knee jerk reaction to this project without even having seen it. The focus of this film isn't the actual event. Instead, it looks at the lives of ordinary New Yorkers, and how the event changed them. It was made by New Yorkers who all experienced 9/11 and was built out of their personal struggles with processing the events of that day in the years that follwed. Yes, there have been a lot of lame exploitative projects about 9/11, but this is honestly not one of them. And if you think anyone makes an indie film like this expecting to rake in the big bucks, you are out of your mind. Just because it's a musical does not mean the project shouldn't be taken seriously. Singing a song is just another way of telling a story, and music sometimes communicates emotions in a way that dialogue can't. To describe this movie as "based around 9/11" is really inaccurate and is leading people to have passionate, yet misguided reactions to a movie they have not actually seen. And for that matter, clearly Perez hasn't seen it either. Why not actually watch it before making sweeping judgments?

  16. 16

    I don't GIVE A SHIT if it makes $1 or $5m dollars, it is preying on the people who were affected by 9/11. I don't GIVE A SHIT if it's some sad story about the reflections of the people that went through it in NYC - we have REAL people with REAL stories to listen to. Not some stupid film with fictional characters. Sorry to all of you who accept this kind of bullshit, but I don't.

  17. 17

    Re: newyorker83 – Won't watch it. Know why? Because I would RATHER watch/listen to/read REAL PEOPLE talking about their REAL experiences with this tragedy. Not some stupid fucking movie about it. Not some stupid country or rock song about it. Sorry but I don't care about people profiting from this. Fuck you too.

  18. 18

    "It’s supposed to be fun, playful, and not take itself too seriously."

    Would one of you tell me what is so fun and playful about people flying fucking planes into the world trade center? About all of those people that lost their lives? The pain their families had to endure? WHAT THE FUCK IS SO FUN ABOUT THAT???

  19. 19

    Music has been used to express the full range of human emotion. IMO it's a misnomer to call this indie film a "9/11 rock musical". It's a film about New Yorkers trying to get on with their lives after the attack. Saying that any sort of musical treatment of the 9/11 attack trivializes 9/11 is like saying that "La Traviata" trivializes dying from consumption. The song styles vary depending on the character; not all would be considered "rock." I think people get too caught up in media-created catch-phrases without actually examining the object of the catch-phrase. This film has already won several awards and has had numerous very positive reviews. So…see it first then judge…or stop being so determined to thrust one's foot into one's mouth by judging something you have not bothered to see.

  20. 20

    Re: magic101 – I happen to be a native New Yorker, Brooklyn born to be exact, I've probably known more Muslims in one day than you have your entire life so fuck you and your phony outrage! Talk to me when done looking up the first amendment Asshole!

  21. 21

    You cannot be serious… How insulting to those who went through this….who lost a loved one….

  22. 22

    Re: tj77 – It wouldn't be so bad if it was tasteful. Schindlers List was done in a well thought out way, this is why it was accepted.

  23. 23

    Hmm not sure about this. I wonder what the relatives of those who died think. I'm not sure if I was trying to live my life after being directly affected by something as horrific as what happened on 9/11 I would appreciate this - purely based on what I see of the trailer. On the other hand, maybe it would be helpful (in some way) to know that everybody was struggling to accept what happened. Can't begin to imagine what that would be like so can't say either way…

  24. 24

    HAHAHA. Again, the movie is not about 9/11. But, no one can stop the media, or others who havent seen it to put that stamp on it.

  25. 25

    Re: moxiecrimefighter – You sound so immature. really. You can give your opinion and use abusive language but that is not going to affect the reality. How can you be judgemental without watching the movie. Or you have nothing constructive left to do that you come and just show that you are yet another frustrated NewYorker. Try to be a human first and a critique later and that too after watching the movie

  26. 26

    I love the music and the concept.. The songs are sung with emotions

  27. 27

    Perez, if you're going to comment on a movie negatively at least spell the name correctly, so people know exactly what you're talking about. This is just my opinion, cause everyone is entitled to their opinion, but people sound really stupid commenting on a movie they probably haven't seen. I've seen the movie and even though I'm not one for movie musicals or any kind of musicals for that matter, I was still able to see the heart of the film and understand the different perspective the film was trying to convey of one of the saddest events in American history. Do you consider Spielberg's "Schindler's List" exploitative of the Holocaust, or the "Roots" miniseries exploitative of Black Slavery? Think about it…… then maybe rethink commenting on any movie that, after all, at the end of the day, is just a movie.

  28. 28

    Re: moxiecrimefighter – You need a psychiatrist ASAP… plz go seek one… You are impatient, immature, idiotic, offending and a total ass hole

  29. 29

    I would Love to see this as a movie, not a musical. 9/11 will Always be a part of America and those who were alive to have suffered this tragedy, anywhere we were, as it happened and afterwards. So yes, I would be interested to see how people felt and about what happened afterwards, what they went through, how it affected their lives and how their life continued amid it. How THEY continued and what they built.

  30. 30

    this was already done in skins, look up 'osama: the musical' on youtube or something