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World Trade Center in Movies Quiz
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Apr 27th, 2011 at 17:25 GMT
The 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks is quickly approaching. I've been wondering how Sporcle could remember the day respectfully. That is, how a trivia website can avoid trivializing something so serious and sad. This is the first of two or three ideas I have. It's my hope (as the note at the top says) that these images can remind us of the magnificent structures that once stood there and the loss of life inherent in their destruction.
Apr 29th, 2011 at 00:48 GMT
It's a very good idea. If you add Man on Wire, it would be perfect.
Apr 29th, 2011 at 17:48 GMT
Bravo! Can I suggest two other possibilities? The Hot Rock was filmed while the towers were under construction and there's a great scene where a helicopter flies close by. Also, the end of A.I. features (presumably rebuilt) towers some 10,000 years in the future.
Apr 29th, 2011 at 18:53 GMT
Thanks, rockgolf- I have the image from A.I. but it's shot from behind the characters' heads and really not recognizable. I'll probably trim the quiz down to 20 images and remove some of the ones that no one is getting. @thedpr- I didn't add Man on Wire because I didn't think very many people would know it.
Apr 29th, 2011 at 20:06 GMT
Great quiz. I'm surprised I even got 11 answers, since I'm not a movie buff and I didn't recognize many of these movie names. Could you accept Die Hard without the "with a vengeance" part?
Apr 29th, 2011 at 20:23 GMT
Munich and Gangs of New York both end with images of the Trade Centers, too. Great quiz idea.
Apr 29th, 2011 at 20:48 GMT
I encourage folks to check out the website that is the source. There are many, many movies listed there and the site operator has done a marvelous job of compiling them. Unfortunately, most are just skyline shots of Manhattan, without any characters or other identifying info. I picked these because there was something in the shot that might give you the movie. The site also has movie posters showing the towers and when I get time, I'm going to Photoshop out the movie names and put together a quiz with the movie posters. Thanks for the feedback so far! In just a moment here we'll be removing the five least guessed and swapping in A.I.
Apr 29th, 2011 at 20:50 GMT
Man on Wire might be a documentary, but it's a recent, relatively popular, Oscar-winning (memorably so, to anyone who saw the acceptance speech) documentary. A photo of Petit doing his thing would be a dead giveaway to anyone who knows anything at all about the movie. Add the fact that the film actually uses the WTC as an essential setting, not just background, and I think it's a no-brainer to include it. I'd bet dollars to donuts that it scores higher than at least a third of your current options. (BTW it's a fantastic film. Highly recommended, and I'm not even a big documentary watcher!)
Apr 30th, 2011 at 04:13 GMT
pretty sure in home alone 2 kevin mcallister actually is standing on the roof of one of the towers
May 2nd, 2011 at 04:26 GMT
Wow, when I contributed this four days ago, I obviously didn't know that Osama bin Laden would be dead within the week. A momentous day indeed. Still, this is intended as a remembrance of the World Trade Center and those who worked and died there.
Game published: Sep 11th, 2011 at 04:03 GMT
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Sep 11th, 2011 at 04:04 GMT
No "World Trade Center"?
Sep 11th, 2011 at 04:07 GMT
Around April of this year I began to wonder how Sporcle might remember the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. It didn't seem quite right to simply ignore the anniversary, but at the same time I hoped to find a way to make a trivia game that didn't trivialize the event. I hope that these images work well as a quiz but even more importantly that they serve to appropriately remind us of the magnificent buildings that once were, and the wonderful things that yet can be.
I didn’t know anyone who perished that day. Yet, even 10 years later, seeing photographs or watching television coverage from that day stirs emotions every bit as raw and powerful as I recall from the day itself. I know that intervening events like the tsunami in Indonesia, the earthquake in Iran and the quake and subsequent tsunami in Japan have claimed more lives. But somehow the loss of life caused by the fury of Mother Nature seems more understandable, more comprehensible than the capacity for unnecessary human evil to lash out and cause unimaginable grief and suffering.
And yet, people find ways to persevere. My thoughts go out to all those who remember friends and loved ones who died that day. Especially to the 1,609 people who lost a spouse and the 3,051 children who lost a parent. Should any of them stumble upon this quiz, I hope they find it an appropriate remembrance, and if not, I hope they recognize the sincerity of the intent.
Sep 11th, 2011 at 04:19 GMT
It's been a while since I lived there, but isn't Paul Hogan in front of the ESB and not the WTC? They were about two miles apart. I don't recall the movie well, so maybe there was a panning shot...
Sep 11th, 2011 at 04:21 GMT
I definitely expected to see King Kong (the 1970s version).
Sep 11th, 2011 at 04:31 GMT
@Bobman1- The ESB is directly behind him and the WTC is behind that and to the right, over top of his wrist. @egon14- I also made a quiz of movie posters containing the WTC and the '70's version of King Kong was part of that quiz.
Sep 11th, 2011 at 04:33 GMT
Hmm. The one scene I remember from Home Alone 2 is the montage of Macauly having fun in NY. One of those is observing from the WTC. Surprised it's not on here
Sep 11th, 2011 at 04:57 GMT
Though i was too young to understand the events of that infamous morning. (honestly i have no clear memories from that day since i was only 5) The greatest psychological impact 9/11 has left on me, other than the loss of the 3,000 people. Is the fact that these two towering buildings, who for the years they stood were a symbol of american power and the biggest standout in New York city's impressive skyline, which in a series of around 100 minutes, had turned to dust. Powerful stuff
Sep 11th, 2011 at 05:09 GMT
As a former New Yorker, I just have to say that your quiz was wonderful. It was very appropriate. It shows how so many people got to see and enjoy these buildings and this city, through the eyes of many different directors and producers. When I was in high school, back around 1981, we took a field trip to the Twin Towers and walked around on the rooftop. I really felt as though I was walking on top of the world. We talk about our loved ones when they pass, and we should always remember the grandeur of these 2 towers and of course the lives that were lost that day.
Sep 11th, 2011 at 05:43 GMT
Considering the fact that I was only three when the planes hit, all my "memories" of 9/11 are from TV shows or from stories from other people. As much as I might think I know of what happened that day, I will never know as much about it as the ones that watched it live on TV or the ones who were actually in New York City that day. This quiz emphasizes the greatness of the two towers that once stood together in New York, and makes us realize how lucky we are to still be here, united. Thank you, Hejman. May we all remember what happened that fateful day, yet embrace the future and make sure something like this doesn't happen again.
Sep 11th, 2011 at 05:49 GMT
I would highly recommend the documentary "Man on Wire" ...few people have heard of it. In 1974, Phillipe Petit, a high wire walker, decided to attempt to walk a tight rope between the two buildings ...WITHOUT PERMISSION AND IN TOTAL SECRECY. The movie takes the viewer from the conception of the idea, through the formulation of a plan, gathering a support team and then making the actual attempt. If you know the result of the daring feat, please don't give it away here. A big part of the suspense of this movie is wondering whether or not he'll actually be able to pull off this secret stunt, and more importantly, whether or not he makes it. I find it especially poignant when you juxtapose this story with that of those who were at the top of those towers on 9/11 ...not by choice. It makes you wonder what sort of person would actually choose to attempt something like this.
Sep 11th, 2011 at 06:42 GMT
but...Madagascar 2 came out in 2008. In what context were the Twin Towers in that movie?
Sep 11th, 2011 at 07:27 GMT
Curious about the WTC shot in The French Connection, which was released in 1971. The complex didn't open until 1973 and neither Tower was completed until 1972. So this scene must show the WTC while under construction. Anyone have any idea where the scene was shot?
Sep 11th, 2011 at 08:42 GMT
Wes_Mantooth - I guess, with an animation, you can add thing that aren't there.. And I think it is a good way to remember what was there and what should still be there... Or perhaps the movie is set in the 20th century?
Sep 11th, 2011 at 10:12 GMT
Spiderman initially involved him spinning a web between the towers but it was re-cut after the events. Didn't realise you could see them at all. Sobering stuff for a quiz
Sep 11th, 2011 at 11:02 GMT
The first movie I thought of wasn't on here. I thought for sure there would be a shot of Snake Plissken landing his glider on one of the towers in Escape From New York.
Sep 11th, 2011 at 12:51 GMT
@Wes - the beginning of Madagascar 2 is a flashback to how Alex the lion got to NYC from Africa. This shot is part of that scene.
Sep 11th, 2011 at 13:53 GMT
I remember watching the coverage that day and thinking how eerily close it was to the scene in Independence Day. Never forget
Sep 11th, 2011 at 13:59 GMT
this is a good idea for a quiz. every time i watch a pre-9/11 movie that pans the New York skyline, the WTC is always pointed out by someone, as it should be.
Sep 11th, 2011 at 14:21 GMT
fabulous quiz; i dont believe that you trivialized it at all, but instead you honored it in a very sporcle way. god bless america
Sep 11th, 2011 at 14:28 GMT
They were truly magnificent buildings, hejman. They will never be forgotten, nor the thousands that perished on this day, 10 years ago.
Sep 11th, 2011 at 15:31 GMT
Sep 11th, 2011 at 15:53 GMT
I only got the ones where it's a giveaway. Stuart Little, Superman, and Spider-man. Also, there's a Rugrats episode where they watch a movie with the Twin Towers in it, so you could include that if you wanted too. But the weird thing about it is the movie they were watching was set in 2010. 9 years after you know what. Happy Birthday, Milli!
Sep 11th, 2011 at 16:12 GMT
The Twin Towers are actually also in BTTF2 on the "scenery channel" in Marty's future home in 2015. Either they got it wrong in thinking the towers would still be standing in 2015, or they knew how beautiful the NYC skyline was with the towers, hence, putting it on the scenery channel.
Sep 11th, 2011 at 16:27 GMT
No Remember Me? Of course, it was CGI.... and it was kinda tasteless.... so actually, never mind.
Sep 11th, 2011 at 17:27 GMT
I'm assuming that shot from Spiderman was very brief, but I'm still surprised it wasn't edited out, considering the movie was released less than a year after the attacks.
Sep 11th, 2011 at 17:37 GMT
I remember seeing the movie "A.I." in the summer of 2001. It included an ending that only Steven Spielberg (not Stanley Kubrick) could think of. It takes place 2000 years in the future, when extra-terrestrial beings arrive on earth. By this time, humanity has vanished completely, and many tall buildings are still standing, half submerged in ice-frozen water - including, you guessed it, the Twin Towers.
Sep 11th, 2011 at 17:48 GMT
@jago706, sorry to disappoint you, but Spielberg himself admits that Kubrick's original intention was to end the movie 2000 years in the future.
Sep 11th, 2011 at 18:24 GMT
I remember when the high wire walker did that stunt. I can't believe he was able to set it up without the knowledge of the building managers.
Sep 11th, 2011 at 20:40 GMT
Am I allowed to vote Hejman's longest comment up by 20 or more. If I could I would.
Sep 11th, 2011 at 22:25 GMT
Larry King says, if there is only one movie you had to see for the rest of your life, make it jungle 2 jungle.
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