29 August 2011

Twin Tower Cameos - The World Trade Center in the Movies

From 1969 to 2001, the Twin Towers made countless cameos in Hollywood films. Sometimes they featured prominently in the foreground, sometimes lurking in the distance. This montage by Dan Meth celebrates the towers' film career with songs that capture the passing decades.

Some of my favourite films are in here, from Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico to Escape from New York and Working Girl (call me an old softy) plus many, many more.

It must have taken forever to do this; trawling through the movies and then getting the footage altogether, sound tracking it.  The World Trade Center may be gone but this remarkable piece of film will help us to always remember these iconic towers of New York.