“World Trade Center” – Same Disaster or Another?

In the next of my posts about movies which I studied for my article “Disaster Narratives by Design: Is Japan Different?“, I am writing about World Trade Center (Oliver Stone, 2006). As with the previous two posts about Flight 93 and United 93, it came out in 2006 and is based upon the actual events…

“Flight 93” – Same Disaster, Slightly Different Contents

In the next of my posts about movies which I studied for my article “Disaster Narratives by Design: Is Japan Different?“, I am writing about Flight 93 (Peter Markle, 2006), the second of two narratives (after United 93) that came out in 2006 based upon the actual events of United Flight 93 on 9/11. A…

“United 93” – A Real Plane Disaster

In the next of my posts about movies which I studied for my article “Disaster Narratives by Design: Is Japan Different?“, I am writing about United 93 (Paul Greengrass, 2006). In my study, just as there were a pair of narratives (Armageddon and Deep Impact) that dealt with Earth facing disaster from space that came…

Remembering Flight AA587

Today (12 November 2020) is the 19th anniversary of the flight AA587 accident. For those unfamiliar with the accident, the key points (taken from Wikipedia) are that AA587 was a scheduled international passenger flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Las Américas International Airport in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. The Airbus A300B4-605R flying the route crashed into the…

Remembering Flight TWA800

Today (17 July 2020) is the 24th anniversary of the flight TWA800 accident. For those unfamiliar with the accident, the key points (taken from Wikipedia) are that the plane was a Boeing 747-100 and it exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near East Moriches, New York on July 17, 1996 at about 8:31 p.m. EDT, 12 minutes after takeoff from John…