A Tribute to the Twin Towers

10 Sep

This is my first post.

I’m writing this one day before the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack.  Unforgettable, horrific images resurfaced in the media these past few weeks. Images of anguish, destruction, mayhem. Documentaries flooded the networks, full of humane tales, or conspiracy tales, or nightmarish film-montages of that day, to commemorate that almost surrealistic event in New York City ten years ago.

And then, I stumbled across a video of cartoonist Dan Meth. A montage of Twin Tower movie cameos featuring over 75 clips, from 1969 to 2001.  Even though it dedicated only a nanosnippet to the extraordinary documentary Man on Wire, it left me mesmerized, stunned and sad.  It brought back 9/11  in full force,  despite its Hollywood glow.

As a cognitive psychologist, this made me wonder about the nature of emotions, and about the power of positive versus negative images.  Do the horror-images of burning and falling buildings and bodies commemorate 9/11 in a stronger way than Dan Meth’s poetic tribute to the Twin Towers?

See Dan’s film and judge for yourself.


4 Responses to “A Tribute to the Twin Towers”

  1. Gretchen Jennings Friday, October 7, 2011 at 01:43 #

    Hi, Diana, I like the title of your blog. Look forward to future posts. Gretchen

  2. Alexis Monday, July 7, 2014 at 20:22 #

    I am really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up
    the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this
    one nowadays.

    • Diana Issidorides Monday, July 7, 2014 at 22:50 #

      Hi Alexis, thanks for your kind feedback. The theme of my blog is a free word press theme, Bueno. Cheers.

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