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Looking Back At The World Trade Center

September 11th, 2011 by unkle lancifer · 9 Comments

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.

Tags: Kinder-Spotlight · Kinder-Topix · Real Life Trauma

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cmcmcmcmNo Gravatar // Sep 11, 2011 at 9:53 am

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


  • 2 Amanda By NightNo Gravatar // Sep 11, 2011 at 10:06 am

    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.

  • 3 Brother BillNo Gravatar // Sep 11, 2011 at 10:50 am

    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”.

  • 4 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Sep 11, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Thanks CM &ABN & those are those are great additions BB!

    I have Mazes and Monsters right here. Maybe that will be the thing to watch today. I have not seen it since it was on TV!

    My pal Kevin also sent me this Superfriends clip with a WTC cameo….

  • 5 Brother BillNo Gravatar // Sep 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    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.

  • 6 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Sep 11, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I remember going to see “Joyride” shortly after 9/11 and it was way too soon I think . It just rubbed me the wrong way and seemed way too dark and I was not in the mood for more violence.

    I had to resort to an all sitcom diet for a while.

    Btw, the tagline for “Joyride” was “This fall, everything you say will come back to haunt you. Everything you see will terrify you. And everything you hear will drive you over the edge.”

  • 7 Dave HowlettNo Gravatar // Sep 11, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    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.

  • 8 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Sep 11, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    DH- I love that poster too. I used to have it on my wall as a kid. One of our neighbors gave me a small version of it as a trick or treat one Halloween and I thought it was the coolest thing ever.

  • 9 bigwigNo Gravatar // Sep 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    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….

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