Spielberg's Shot to the Heart

Dec. 12, 2005

Our exclusive report on Steven Spielberg's new film, Munich , generated some unease: Was the director granting too much humanity to the Palestinian terrorists who murdered 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics? But Spielberg fans eagerly anticipated the filmmaker's take on an emotionally charged subject

Your cover story on Steven Spielberg's new movie, Munich , described the film as "so sensitive it was kept under wraps" [Dec. 12]. What's so sensitive? The terrorist massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics and Israel's response were credibly addressed in the 1986 movie Sword of Gideon. Still, I look...

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