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05/07/2007 10:31 PM ID: 62263 Permalink   

Airline Cancels 'Loose Change' Documentary From In-Flight Entertainment After Complaints

 

Virgin Airlines was going to show the controversial documentary, Loose Change as part of it's entertainment this month.
The airline's magazine advertised for the movie by asking questions such as, "Was 9/11 a government cover-up?"

Previously, they had shown Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 911" and thought that Loose Change would be a suitable follow-up. After complaints poured in, Virgin decided to pull the movie from its schedule.

A movie about hijacking planes also did not seem appropriate to be showing to airline passengers.

 
  Source: www.theregister.co.uk  
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  24 Comments
  
  Leh Sigh  
 
If you don't want to watch it, don't watch it. Is it really that complicated of a concept?
 
  by: Dark_Stang   05/07/2007 10:48 PM     
  Good move  
 
A movie about plane hijacking, as an in flight movie. This getting pulled is the right decision and a no brainer. I don't know about the rest of yall, but I get nervous on flights. The last thing I want to see is something with a flight getting hijacked or worse.
I'd love to ignore inflight movies, but even ignoring the movie, you'll still look up eventually and get the gist pretty quick.
 
  by: seniorgato     05/07/2007 11:04 PM     
  Seconded, Stang...  
 
I sure as hell did not want to watch "Broken Bridges" last time I flew, but did I protest? No, I just didn't get the headphones, though catching glimpses of that mushy country drama was bad enough.
 
  by: MomentOfClarity     05/07/2007 11:06 PM     
  it would figure  
 
most of those complaints probably came from dubya's friends.
 
  by: warchylde010176   05/07/2007 11:31 PM     
  You have choices,,,  
 
nowadays airplanes have little tvs for each person, so you have a choice to watch it or not... you get usually about 10 or so programs to choose from. I think they should have kept it
 
  by: MSavelloni   05/07/2007 11:32 PM     
  Would they have complained if  
 
they were showing United 93?
 
  by: John E Angel     05/07/2007 11:50 PM     
  Typical  
 
"A movie about hijacking planes also did not seem appropriate to be showing to airline passengers".
Not a good idea to relax

But as for the others the more people that watch them the more people to question the truth and this is what is needed in fact this should have been done, thoroughly investigated, “not cleared up” without analyses; which was what was done.
 
  by: captainJane     05/08/2007 12:01 AM     
  ...ffs  
 
*Throws hat on the ground* Cmon..

It does have cons being it would freak out the idiot passengers who are easily spooked by a tea-towel or war cry using the tongue in a fast action.. (la la la).

The pros are that the exposure would be massive, people would either share negative or positive views to family members and it would spread.
 
  by: mr-anderson   05/08/2007 03:39 AM     
  @seniorgato  
 
" Good move
A movie about plane hijacking, as an in flight movie. This getting pulled is the right decision and a no brainer. I don't know about the rest of yall, but I get nervous on flights. The last thing I want to see is something with a flight getting hijacked or worse.
I'd love to ignore inflight movies, but even ignoring the movie, you'll still look up eventually and get the gist pretty quick."

well for one loose change isn't about the planes getting hijacked, infact it challenges this claim... its about the facts concerning 9/11; its a documentary... if the event itself didn't make you nervous this video sure as hell wont... might make you look at the event in a different light but that about it.

also will they be banning the movies "united 93", "flight 93", "world trade center", "9/11: the twin towers" or "11'09''01 - September 11" which incidently aren't documentaries and are about plane being hi-jacked. if they have or intend to there arguement about it not being appropiate it a total farce.
 
  by: havoc666     05/08/2007 07:52 AM     
  I watched  
 
'Loose Change' There was more about other theories than the planes?

Last time I flew we had mini TVs and headphones, pretty easy to ignore stuff you don't like.
 
  by: Maxx20     05/08/2007 10:01 AM     
  Flights on planes  
 
Are supposed to be something everyone can watch.

A psuedo documentary on 9/11 doesnt fit that catagory, neither does care bears.
 
  by: Gogevandire   05/08/2007 10:40 AM     
  @Goge  
 
burning the midnight oil again eh!?
 
  by: Zmethod     05/08/2007 11:23 AM     
  @Z  
 
Its 10.30am in the UK again, so, not really, ask me in 12 hours.
 
  by: Gogevandire   05/08/2007 11:27 AM     
  @Goge  
 
Hmmm well then how do you explain "Flights on planes
Are supposed to be something everyone can watch" LoL

 
  by: Zmethod     05/08/2007 11:46 AM     
  Why do they have to make a whole issue out of it?!  
 
if they had their little screens they could change channel, if not-read a book, sleep, chat, listen to the radio channel etc...
Maybe i should start complaining in the airlines which don't have any form of entertainment or those who run religious prayers for 6 or 8 hour flights!
 
  by: DarkAngelJG     05/08/2007 12:36 PM     
  @Z  
 
Well, thats becuase I'm a fool....

@Dark
Your being charged for the in flight movie, you might as well get something watchable.

I wouldnt mind an 8 hour lecture on capital reclamation is emerging markets during a flight, but I doubt that would entertain many others.
 
  by: Gogevandire   05/08/2007 12:53 PM     
  Good thing  
 
they pulled the hijacking movie. I'd been talkin about it afterwords and said the "B..." word. You know how they just love that.
In seriousness, it concerns me how much power the flight crew has to get someone arrested. Remember the couple making out? They got them hauled off...
 
  by: thunderb3   05/08/2007 02:03 PM     
  Personally, I think Loose Change is a good watch..  
 
but I don't want to see images of planes slamming
into buildings while I'm in one.
 
  by: Mister crank     05/09/2007 03:12 AM     
  @mister crank & gogevandire  
 
"Personally, I think Loose Change is a good watch..
but I don't want to see images of planes slamming
into buildings while I'm in one."

so what then is your stance on watching slasher/horror flicks at home seeing how alone of people in those movies get killed in their homes... would you refrain from these movies under the same logic...

as if seeing something will make it happen

how about the other movies i listed... have any of them ever been shown on airlines?

@goge... and just what is so pseudo about loose change?... it doesn't say the US orchestrated the attacks... only theorizes it based on the best information available, all the scientific inaccuracies and impossibilities surrounding 9/11, and other highly suspicious happenings of that day like the calls from an airline which would have had a 1 in over 30000 chance of establishing... IE why planes have new technology that allows you to make calls from cell phones at such altitudes. or the call from the planes which sounds cripted and read by someone with not acting ability what so ever... yes terrorist have hi-jack the plane slit a few people throat but the flight attendant is perfectly calm... does that not sound suspicious?
 
  by: havoc666     05/09/2007 03:31 AM     
  I'm forced to agree with this decision  
 
I'm as liberal as they come, but imagine: you're sitting on the plane as a passenger, you see 'Loose Change' on the list. You've seen it before or at least know the subject material. You walk to the toilet and see it on a screen or two. It's full of footage of a terrorist act involving an aircraft like the one you're on. Terrorist act implies terror, and it's hard for some not to be terrified!

I applaud Virgin on their decision to screen it - it was a very noble idea to assume that people would be able to see the movie without becoming afraid of their current situation - but I also applaud their decision to take it off. Most people aren't quite there yet.
 
  by: p_g_chris   05/09/2007 09:35 PM     
  @p g chris  
 
i'm sure everyone can see the point... but if your walking downtown and you happen to walk by a store with a TV in the window and it playing the news and showing people getting shot downtown or hear about it atleast... this is the same thing...

avert your eyes this goes for gays, you don't like em don't watch them... religious preaching... you don't like it don't read/listen to it.

in this respect your certianly not as liberal as they come.

did they not show footage of 9/11 repeatidly for what 2 years... you wanna talk about terrorism how about that for a daily reminder... never mind it being shown to a handful of people, they were airing it for everyone to see...

the logic simply does not follow if you follow it through.

what about the other movies i listed are any of those being shown on airlines? if so the excuse is 100% fabricated... all the other movies were drama's loose change is a documentary if any of them were to be allowed i'd think it the one that doesn't dramatize the event, nor accurate to the facts... and as mentioned fahrenheit 911 had already been air and that wasn't pulled...

this isn't about terror at all... its about controversy.
 
  by: havoc666     05/09/2007 09:51 PM     
  I know what you mean  
 
When I'm home I don't want to see images of a burglar breaking into a home and stabbing someone. Ooooh scary. Let's not view anything that could possible open our minds and start a thought process
 
  by: 5t3v3   05/09/2007 11:31 PM     
  Most Americans hate Bush  
 
That goes double for the rest of the world.

So when are airlines going to stop caving to the speech-stifling demands of Bush's few remaining cling-ons?
 
  by: l´anglais     05/10/2007 05:08 PM     
  l anglis  
 
Why in the hell do you always try to insert a BUSH comment? Enough already.
 
  by: old man   05/29/2007 11:17 PM     
 
 
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