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Wednesday, November 09, 2005
$TONE GET$ IT DONE
Cindy Adams on Oliver Stone’s 9/11 movie: OLIVER Stone and his Paramount movie about 9/11 is moving ahead. Slowly. Carefully. Gingerly. But you got to hand it to Oliver. Despite the city fathers and their basic antipathy to Hollywood's coining money from New York's stunning tragedy, he very cleverly is tiptoeing forward. Here's how it's worked: The project hired New York-savvy p.r. folk. Selected with a tweezer were certain handpicked media types who'd possibly write what the project hoped they'd write. And Community Board One, initially hostile to this movie, has, in part, become co-opted. How? Because some clever brain somewhere dredged up an idea to hire some of these dissenters somehow. Make them "consultants." This automatically opens their pockets and shuts their mouths.