Below is a video on an airline crash that took place in 1999. As you watch, think on how people both in Egypt and in the US would interpret the actions that took place. And then, how readers of this site who are quite knowledgeable on the zeitgeist of Islam, would interpret these events and motives today.
Also interesting is the manner and reasons for which the Egyptian agency would differ from the FBI explanation for the event. And how the FBI understanding would differ then from how it might see it now.
Secondly, there was a charming film made by Monty Python member, Terry Gilliam in 1988. Although there is a free version on Youtube it was messed with so it could pass CR protection and as such doesn’t look as good or sound as good as it deserves and I would ask those interested to please rent it, also available on Youtube.
The film is called, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and is a mystical adventure story, seemingly for kids. It has Robin Williams in it as King of the Moon, and Uma Thurman as the goddess, Venus. (Perfectly cast I might add.)
When I saw it in 1988, I had little to no knowledge of the things and events of today, nor the relevant history. I am expecting that a number of readers also had seen this film around that time.
Initially, the plan was to write an essay about the thoughts, watching this film today, inspired. But it would be far more fun and informative to ask our readers to watch it and see how it effects them now, as opposed to then, had they seen it before. If you have not seen it before, how you relate to it now, and what its about.
Please feel free to write your impressions in the comments. I think you will understand why when you see it.
Frankly I was a little stunned to see how differently I saw it now as then.
I very much look forward to reading your impressions in the comments, should you decide to commit the time to watching the film and writing on it.
Eeyore for VladTepesBlog.