9/11 plus 10: Remembering the WTC Twin Towers from the movies…

In the end, movie memories are all that we are left with.

As we remember the 9/11 tragedy 10 years later, a cool compilation released online last month packs extracts from lots of movies that featured the World Trade Centre Twin Towers.

As the Los Angeles Times noted, Dan Meth — a New York animator and filmmaker who generally works creating humorous videos for the Web — has put together a deceptively simple, deeply moving tribute to the twin towers by creating a montage of their appearances on film.

Twin Tower Movie Cameos 1969 – 2001

The filmmaker says about this creation:
“From 1969 to 2001, the Twin Towers made countless cameos in Hollywood films. Sometimes featured prominently in the foreground, sometimes lurking in the distance. This montage celebrates the towers’ all-too-short film career with songs that capture the passing decades. Man, I miss them.”

Read the story behind this compilation in the Los Angeles Times

Author: Nalaka Gunawardene

A science writer by training, I've worked as a journalist and communication specialist across Asia for 30+ years. During this time, I have variously been a news reporter, feature writer, radio presenter, TV quizmaster, documentary film producer, foreign correspondent and journalist trainer. I continue to juggle some of these roles, while also blogging and tweeting and column writing.

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