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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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Amanda By Night
12 years ago

Now that’s a beautiful sentiment.

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

Fox
Fox
12 years ago

I second what Amanda said.

Beautiful post, guys.

Absinthe
12 years ago

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

DavidFullam
12 years ago

Excellent, excellent post.

turnidoff
12 years ago

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.

turnidoff
12 years ago

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

http://www.godzilla.stopklatka.pl/godz-pl/megal2.jpg

Most misleading poster ever!
No Jet Jaguar anywhere!

Jeff Allard
12 years ago

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.