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Interview with Jarek Kupsc, Director, Writer and Star of "The Reflecting Pool" – Part III

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“An investigation of the 9/11 events by a Russian-American journalist implicates the US government in the attacks. 

Alex Prokop (Jarek Kupsc), a successful journalist, receives a rare 9/11 videotape revealing new information about the day of the attacks.  The footage was sent by Paul Cooper (Joseph Culp), a driven researcher whose daughter died on 9/11.  Sensing a good story, Prokop travels with Cooper to New York and Washington, D. C., where they uncover suppressed information about the attacks and their aftermath.  As Cooper introduces Prokop to key eye-witnesses, the façade of the “official story” begins to crumble.”  

Bonanno: There’s something I’m going to harp on just a little bit more and I hope you don’t mind.  I understand what you said about Oliver Stone.

 

However, I keep hearing that there are certain actors – and who really comes to mind is someone who seems to have put his career on the line - is Charlie Sheen.  He seems to agree with 9/11 Truth and, as you said, one of the things that “All The President’s Men” had going for it besides a slightly larger budget, is the fact that it starred Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.

 

Joseph Culp, I believe, did a very good job.  He showed us that he has acting skills.  He’s been around for a while and I think he did an excellent job.

 

John Cusack comes to mind.  Sean Penn comes to mind.  These guys – I think their hearts are in the right place.

 

Did you attempt to send the script to any of the actors that I mentioned?

 

Kupsc: Well, not before we made the movie.  What I wanted to do with the film in terms of casting was to make sure that nobody had seen these actors before in order to build up more credibility to create a pseudo-documentary feel of realism. 

 

If you see a movie like this with Sean Penn playing Joseph Culp’s part, you’re going to look at Sean Penn and, no matter what the content is, you’re going to see Spicoli talking about the collapse of Building 7.

 

If you get Charlie Sheen, he comes with a lot of other baggage.  He’s made all kinds of movies in his day.

 

I would hate for this movie to ever be remade with Brad Pitt telling me that NORAD has a stand down order.  People would just laugh at it out loud.

 

There are no actors today on the “A” list who would carry that kind of believability in people’s minds.  They would not even take on these roles because it’s a career killer.  I have no career, so I have nothing to lose, but, for these guys, it’s the end of the line.

 

When Charlie Sheen came out with his views on 9/11, which are absolutely valid and correct, he was immediately ridiculed and undermined by virtually every news outlet in the country.  However, he has a hit sitcom.  He makes a lot of money for his network and they would not do anything about it because he’s a money making machine.

 

However, when Rosie O’Donnell spoke out on – uh

 

Bonanno: The View?

 

Kupsc: Right, about WTC Building 7, she was canned from her show just because she doesn’t have that kind of clout.  She’s not a money maker for her network anymore.  She used to be, but she’s not.

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Michael Bonanno is an associate editor for OpEdNews.

He is also a published poet, essayist and musician who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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