“I think United 93 takes away the detachment of media reports, as well as the passage of time, and puts you directly into these situations. By doing so, the Hollywood-influenced concept of heroism that invariably exists in our mind is replaced by something more visceral and potent. Paul Greengrass is giving us a modern version of You Are There. David Poland ‘s being a contrarian and not rising up to the concept of being challenged by what is right there on the screen. He wants dramatization and fiction.” — L.A.-based director-screenwriter who saw United 93 before the press screenings started.