New York was a carefully chosen target. Many a time has it been destroyed on celluloid, by spacemen and monsters, asteroids and global warming. Those big solar phallic obelisks seem to attract cosmic destruction.
I should mention the film Cremaster 3. Masons, it would seem, really like doing their rituals up in them there sky-pokers. Well, 9/11 was the ultimate skyscraper based ritual, so here we are.
Just the other night Channel Four were showing The Day After Tomorrow, New York took it again.
Perhaps this is always a ritual playing out for the minds of the masses. Perhaps New York itself has importance, certainly for ritual purposes. I won't go into whether these rituals work by supernatural means or psychological means, it doesn't greatly matter.
The city was chosen for theatrical effect, as the backdrop and protagonist in the life and death struggle. Fitting for a theatrical production.
Many a city is built on a swamp. DC, London, Liverpool (black pool), Dublin (black pool). Not... [ Continued ]