John Travolta in Staying Alive (Twin Towers lit up behind him)Even ten years after the devastating 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and thousands of our citizens, the people of New York aren't used to and probably will never get used to their skyline without the iconic Twin Towers. In their day, the Towers seemed to be a permanent fixture on the Lower Manhattan cityscape, even viewable from Uptown and several other vantage points around the city. They are truly missed.
New Yorkers, however, are not the only ones who miss the towers, which made umpteen appearances in Hollywood films from 1972 to 2001. For film buffs who can't get enough of movies filmed in the Big Apple (or even across the water in New Jersey), there is a void that can't be filled either.
The WTC and its Twin Towers made countless cameos throughout modern film history, and local filmmaker Dan Meth commemorates many of them in his "Twin Tower Cameos" video, which includes film greats like the King Kong remake (1976), Superman (1978), Serpico (1973), Escape From New York (1981), Staying Alive (1983), Moonstruck (1987), When Harry Met Sally (1989), and Independence Day (1996). In each clip, you'll see the Towers peeking in from the background or towering over you or the film's characters in the foreground.
WATCH the "Twin Tower Cameos" montage:
Wow, it really makes you stop and think and appreciate, doesn't it?
Did they miss any of your favorite New York movies?
Image via Dan Meth