Author: James Somerton
Location: NS, Canada
"When The World Stopped Turning"
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Written by James Somerton
Robert DeNiro as Rudy Giuliani
Edie Falco as Sara Carmille
Christopher Noth as Joe Carmille
Rosario Dawson as Melissa Carmille
Hank Azaria as Edward Black
Sarah Jessica Parker as Veronica Haste
Tagline: "Everything Changed"
Synopsis: Melissa Carmille is a college student on her way to school at NYU. Veronica Haste is a rookie reporter looking for a story. Edward Black is a police officer that has his hands full. Joe and Sara Carmille are worried parents, hoping their daughter will be Ok in the big city. Rudy Giuliani is the mayor of the greatest city on earth. It is the morning of September 11, 2001…
What the press would say:“When The World Stopped Turning” moves slowly for the first half hour, building suspense toward something we already know will happen, and then hits you like a ton of bricks. In the span of five seconds, everything changes. As soon as the first plane flies into the World Trade Center, all bets are off. Oddly enough, we never see the planes hit, with the exception of a few bits of real news footage seen on Television screens throughout the movie. That part of the film is all about the reactions. Robert DeNiro gives a career defining performance as Rudy Giuliani as he fights back panic and takes control of a city on the verge of destruction. Edie Falco and Christopher Noth are amazing as they watch from New Jersey and hope that they’re only daughter is safe. Rosario Dawson, Hank Azaria, and Sarah Jessica Parker show their dramatic abilities in this extremely powerful ensemble drama. And who better to direct a cast of all native New Yorkers than Martin Scorsese? With such amazing movies as “Goodfellas”, “Raging Bull”, and “The Aviator”, it seems that Marty has been working up to this point in his career. The elusive Best Director Oscar will surly be his this year. The screenplay, written by newcomer James Somerton, weaves together the many different storylines perfectly, never leaving you with one character for too long. This is not a movie about 9/11. This is not a movie about the worst day in American History. This is a movie about the people who lived it. The LA Times calls it, “The movie event of a lifetime! Pure genius!” while Rolling Stone magazine says, “When The World Stopped Turning is the most powerful film in years. Not seeing the actual event makes this a character driven drama and not a disaster movie”. Winning Golden Globes for Best Picture (Drama), Best Director – Martin Scorsese, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actor – Robert DeNiro; With more four star reviews than any other movie this year; A Domestic Box Office threatening to dethrone Titanic as the highest grossing movie of all time; and being #1 on more Critic’s Top Ten lists than any other movie in the past decade, When The World Stopped Turning is “The Best Film of the Year!” – The New York Times.
Best Director – Martin Scorsese
Best Original Screenplay – James Somerton
Best Actor – Robert DeNiro
Best Supporting Actress – Edie Falco
Best Supporting Actress – Sarah Jessica Parker
Best Supporting Actor – Christopher Noth
Best Film Editing - Thelma Schoonmaker
Best Sound Mixing
Best Sound Editing
Best Original Score
Best Visual Effects
Best Original Song – “One Hundred and Ten” by Bruce Springsteen.