The Militant Libertarian

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Loose Change: Final Cut

I finally got the chance to watch the latest and last edition of the Loose Change video series. These are probably the most popular of the documentaries involving the mysteries of the 9/11 attacks. To start off, I really like the first couple of installments and think that Loose Change is probably the best produced of the documentaries I've seen about 9/11.

Sadly, this last edition leaves a lot to be desired. The filmmakers have been gaining in knowledge and skill with their technical abilities (not to mention their budget has vastly increased), but their other skills are not improving.

The documentary has some great footage, awesome interviews, and really hard-hitting evidence (and evidence destroying info), but lacks in other ways.

First off, the background music during most of the film is downright annoying and gets in the way of the speakers and narrator. It becomes distracting and overly repetitive much of the time and the movie would be much better off without it.

Besides that, though, a lot of the great info in the first movie was left out of this one, though the new info nearly makes up for it. The film's makers have publicly stated that if they had included everything they could substantiate, evidence-wise, in this movie, it would be four or five hours long.

Personally, I think that should be done anyway. This "final cut" could serve as the two hour "nutshell" version and the four plus hour version could be the real "final cut." I think a lot of us would be happier, though the audience for such a long documentary would undoubtedly be smaller. Hollywood does this kind of thing fairly often, though, and I think there would be enough of a market for it to make it worthwhile.

At any rate, this final installment is cleaner, more high-tech with graphics and illustrations, but in the end less hard-hitting than the earlier version. Also, this commercial version of the film is not available on or any other regular retailer than I can see. Only the Loose Change website itself and from Alex Jones on Oh well.

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