Friday, September 10, 2010

The Twin Towers, in their glamorous film performances


From the forgotten Carroll O'Connor vehicle Law And Disorder, from 1974

I just found the most fantastic website to peruse on a day like today. The World Trade Center In Movies is a methodical -- some would say obsessed -- look at the Twin Towers as they appear in motion pictures. This site seem to have the buildings' complete filmography, including silhouettes and appearances in skyline scenes.

Although it made many more appearances in the 1980s and 1990s, I prefer a good peek via a good '70s. Check out the extensive collection here. Here are a few of my favorites:

Klute 1971, with the World Trade Center, still under construction, in the background


The lovely 1975 Robert Redford/Faye Dunaway thriller Three Days Of The Condor


And the 1978 oddity Bye Bye Monkey starring GĂ©rard Depardieu!


All pics from the World Trade Center In Movies

5 comments:

  1. uh, guys....three days of the condor with barbara streisand? did someone slip you a hit of acid?

    faye dunaway.

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  2. Faye would slap me in the face if she knew! Thanks for the correction.

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  3. Don't forget The Wiz!

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  4. As long as we're talking about monkeys, I feel obliged to mention the 1976 remake of King Kong starring Jeff Bridges & Jessica Lange. At the end of the movie, KK climbs the WTC instead of the ESB:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Kong_(1976_film)

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  5. I always found the Dance Number on the top of the World Trade Center in Godspell to be breathtaking.

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