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Kinder-News :: It’s That Day Again

September 11th, 2008 by unkle lancifer · 10 Comments

I found this image somewhere on the Web a while back and I was really disturbed by it. I’m not posting it today to be glib or make light of the horrors that took place on this date seven years ago. I’d just like to point out that this once benign illustration is forever altered. I’m sure there are many film fans out there who can relate to the scenario of watching a movie filmed before the events of that day, seeing the New York skyline as it once was, and still being surprised by a sudden pang of aftershock. We’re not very political here at Kindertrauma (Gremlins deserve equal pay as Mogwai!), but we do know a thing or two about lost innocence and the ghastly moment when one realizes that they are not as safe in this world as they once believed. We hope that everyone takes a moment today to remember how fragile human life is, at any age, and to be thankful that many of us got to experience a time in our lives when the worst thing we could imagine was a monster under the bed…

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Amanda By NightNo Gravatar // Sep 11, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Now that’s a beautiful sentiment.

    The loss of innocence. We ALL experienced it on that day.

  • 2 FoxNo Gravatar // Sep 11, 2008 at 1:15 am

    I second what Amanda said.

    Beautiful post, guys.

  • 3 AbsintheNo Gravatar // Sep 11, 2008 at 7:58 am

    Yes as you watch those old films shot in New York and they pan the skyline I always fell sad.

  • 4 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Sep 11, 2008 at 11:04 am

    When I was recently watching “Communion” for review here, that was the first shot in the film, the New York skyline at night. It’s a beautiful shot, while Eric Clapton plays moody guitar on the soundtrack, and it just hit me as horribly eerie and sad.

  • 5 DavidFullamNo Gravatar // Sep 11, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Excellent, excellent post.

  • 6 turnidoffNo Gravatar // Sep 11, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Agreed, a great post.
    It’s really hard to watch “Escape From New York” and see Air Force One heading straight into that darkened skyline. 

    It definitely takes out of the film for a bit.

  • 7 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Sep 11, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Turnidoff, you just reminded my of the poster for 1976’s KING KONG where he’s straddling the Twin Towers. When I was little and lived in California one of our neighbors handed out little mini posters for that movie as trick or treats. I think that was the best thing I ever got for Halloween. It was the coolest image ever. It certainly was a lot cooler than getting “Mary Jane” candy. I hated those things and they were absolutely un-tradable for anything else.

  • 8 turnidoffNo Gravatar // Sep 11, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Unkle Lancifer,
    there was also the identical poster for Godzilla Vs. Megalon. 


    Most misleading poster ever!
    No Jet Jaguar anywhere!

  • 9 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Sep 11, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    I’ve never seen that, it’s really awesome!!!! I’d love to have that framed and hanging above my couch.

  • 10 Jeff AllardNo Gravatar // Sep 13, 2008 at 1:37 am

    I had that Godzilla vs. Megalon poster hanging over my bed for years and the King Kong remake poster was on my walls back then, too. What I eventually saw fit to replace them with, I have no idea (probably Pink Floyd posters, no doubt). But I can’t think of the Twin Towers without those larger than life images of the Towers withstanding the weight of enormous monsters springing to mind. Thanks for a great post on a difficult subject, Unk.

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