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Filmmaker Creates Twin Towers Montage

By DNAinfo Staff on September 2, 2011 4:53pm

MANHATTAN — As the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 approaches, one local filmmaker has pulled together footage of the Twin Towers standing tall and proud on the silver screen.

Videographer Dan Meth created a "Twin Towers Cameos" montage of clips from movies like "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Superman" in the 1970s to "Ghostbusters II" and "How Harry Met Sally" in the 1980s.

The 3-minute, 20-second composite, set to music, can be seen on Vimeo and DanMeth.com.

"From 1969 to 2001, the Twin Towers made countless cameos in Hollywood films. Sometimes featured prominently in the foreground, sometimes lurking in the distance. This montage celebrates the towers' all-too-short film career with songs that capture the passing decades. Man, I miss them," Meth said in a description. 

The filmmaker told CNN he was inspired by the constant display of harrowing images of the collapsing towers over the past decade.

"You've seen the Twin Towers burning and falling for ten years now, but you don't get to think of it as 30 years of them standing there," Meth said.

The World Trade Center, completed in 1973 and for decades a prominent feature on the city's skyline, was destroyed by terrorists in 2001. Meth's video includes clips from 25 films that featured the iconic towers.