Stories No One Wants To See Now

How did a movie adaptation of a 1955 Graham Greene story go from being touted as Oscar-worthy before its planned September 2001 release to being all-but unreleaseable? September 11. “What freaked me out after the 10th was the 11th. I showed the film to some people and staff, and they said: ‘Are you out of your mind? You can’t release this now; it’s unpatriotic. America has to be cohesive, and band together.’ We were worried that nobody had the stomach for a movie about bad Americans anymore.”