Looking Back At The World Trade Center

UNK SEZ: My big plan was to grab all the images of the World Trade Center that I could find in horror films but mid way through my endeavor I discovered someone had beaten me to it. Many of these images come courtesy of the site WORLD TRADE CENTER IN MOVIES which catalogues shots of The Twin Towers found in films of every variety. Check it out HERE. I know you don’t need another person telling you to remember the Towers today so instead allow me to point out how adept movies are at capturing what is missed.

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9 years ago

excellent homage! i mistakenly watched the jumping guy video someone posted on fb this morning – and this made me feel a lot better.

thanks.

Amanda By Night
9 years ago

Bittersweet and beautiful.

I just saw Basket Case at a screening about 3 weeks ago and remember seeing the WTC in the background and pointing it out to my husband. It’s hard not to be moved anytime it appears in a film.

Thanks for this.

Brother Bill
9 years ago

A poignant collection.

A few other examples… Godzilla Vs. Megalon (the poster shows Godzilla standing on one tower, fighting a monster standing on the other)

…and Mazes and Monsters, where Tom Hanks ends up confusing the WTC with Tolkien’s “The Two Towers”.

Brother Bill
9 years ago

And oh wow, how could we forgot A.I. (Artifical Intelligence) which showed the towers submerged under water in an alternate future. And the original Spiderman film had a teaser ad showing a helicopter caught in a web spread out between the two towers. These two examples happened in 2001, but prior to Sept. 11.

Dave Howlett
9 years ago

That King Kong poster–my favourite movie poster ever–was one of the first images that flashed through my mind when I heard about the WTC disaster.

This kind of post is exactly the reason I love this site so much.

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bigwig
9 years ago

I had the Kong poster as well, and as a kid went to see the WTC. I couldn’t wait to see the movie, because on the poster, Kong had a foot on each tower, which I knew to be easily over 100 feet apart, so this Kong had to be around 300 feet tall! It was upon viewing that the sad realization of movie marketing came to life. He was the littlest giant monkey I had ever seen, having to jump from one tower to the other….