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Old 11-01-2008, 11:12   #1
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New York gets destroyed

For no real reason, I'm trying to come up with a list of every film that has New York destroyed, or attacked, or blown up in some way ...

Armageddon - meteors hit NYC
Deep Impact - flooded by tidal wave
Independence day - destroyed by aliens
The Day after tomorrow - frozen solid
Godzilla - ravaged by Godzilla
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:13   #2
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Die Hard With A Vengeance - not a lot blown up mind
Escape From NY - it's seen better days in this flick!
Ghostbusters - Marshmellow Man?

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Cloverfield - big monster thingy.....
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NY looks a bit sandy in Chucks version of Planet of the Apes.

King Kong?
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For no real reason, I'm trying to come up with a list of every film that has New York destroyed, or attacked, or blown up in some way ...

Armageddon - meteors hit NYC
Deep Impact - flooded by tidal wave
Independence day - destroyed by aliens
Godzilla - ravaged by Godzilla
After these 4 came out, i remember before 9/11 saying to someone that hollywood should be careful what they wish for
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:01   #7
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the day after tomorrow? it gets wet and then it gets cold but not technically destroyed.

edit: just found this link http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment...movie_des.html
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Not a film but New York get annihilated in a possible future in Heroes.
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You could be ahead of the times if you are an Alan Moore fan and say
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Deluge (1933), Meteor (1979) and When Worlds Collide (1951). The latter it appears to be in active development for the re- make/imagining/cycler by Stephen Sommers [gulp]

Plus numerous pulp magazine covers, from the twenties onwards, featured the iconic image of a partly submerged/buried Statue of Liberty later borrowed by POTA. So you can add: Planet of the Apes (1968), off screen, and Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), where a post-apocalyptic New York gets finished off once and for all.

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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.
"I'm ordering the military to bomb New York City!"
"But, Mr. President, the tomatoes are nowhere near New York City!"
"Look, Mr. Dixon, you worry about your problems and I will worry about mine!"

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I was meaning the 2009 film version, NOT the book.
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Plus numerous pulp magazine covers, from the twenties onwards, featured the iconic image of a partly submerged/buried Statue of Liberty later borrowed by POTA. So you can add: Planet of the Apes (1968), off screen, and Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), where a post-apocalyptic New York gets finished off once and for all.
The poster artwork (also on the Video and Soundtrack artwork) for Escape from New York featured a similiar wrecked Statue of Liberty imagery even though it was completely wrong (like many movie posters of the time) for the plot of the movie.
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