American moviegoers want patriotic films, poll shows

The Associated Press
Saturday June 01, 2002

Adults want to see patriotic themes, heroism of  

Sept. 11 airplane victims  


LOS ANGELES – Moviegoers want to see films with patriotic themes and wouldn’t shy away from movies dealing squarely with the events of Sept. 11, a new poll shows. 

A poll conducted for The Hollywood Reporter showed that 76.3 percent of the 1,041 adults surveyed are interested in seeing a film portraying the heroism of passengers on doomed airliners on Sept. 11. 

Respondents also displayed a high interest in movies depicting the personal stories of World Trade Center survivors and the hunt for Osama bin Laden and his terrorist group. 

A smaller number, 53.4 percent, said they would be interested in scenes recreating the events of Sept. 11. 

The poll, taken in March and titled “Hollywood & Politics,” also showed that 76.5 percent of respondents disapprove of presenters and winners at the Academy Awards expressing their political beliefs.