Hollywood Is Planning To Make A Movie About Osama Bin Laden


Do we really want to go there?

Isn’t it enough that the notorious terrorist was finally captured and laid to rest in the high seas after brutally massacring thousands of innocent lives on September 9, 2001?

According to USA Today, Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal have been meeting with actors for an Osama bin Laden assassination project, tentatively titled Kill Bin Laden.

The news first broke via The Hollywood Reporter. There is lively discussion in this article about the future direction of this movie.

In other words, what should be the focus in the wake of Bin Laden’s death? How about laying this movie to rest? Why must we glamorize this cruel, horrific terrorist and relive the horror that was 9/11? Are we crossing a line here?

I can understand a documentary, as it would be important for historical sources, but not a Hollywood movie.

How do you feel? Would you pay to see this movie? Will it receive the accolades similar to other other non-fiction movies such as Schindler’s List? Did I just open a can of worms?

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

3 Responses to “Hollywood Is Planning To Make A Movie About Osama Bin Laden”

  1. You’ve raised a valid point. Why glamorize bin Laden? I can see that people want to glamorize the Navy SEALS who took him out, but I still think it’s a bad idea. I would never go to see it. I couldn’t even make it through all of Schindler’s List because it was too heartbreaking. Yesterday I saw people interviewed on TV who had lost loved ones on 9/11 and some of them were brought to tears talking about that painful day. Instead of some hotshot Hollywood types making money from the 9/11 tragedy, they should do something to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11 instead.


  2. Oh, no. No, no, no. We definitely do NOT need a Hollywood movie about a terrorist. I can’t see a single good way to do it…possibly in 40 years or so, but not now. (And I’m not sure about 40 years from now.)


  3. The movie needs to be about the failed attempts, and finally the successful mission that ultimately leads to his capture. It should stress the point that justice will be done, and hopefully send a message to potentially future terrorist leaders that they are not invulnerable.


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