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NYT: The Irresistible Urge to Destroy New York on Screen

NYT: The Irresistible Urge to Destroy New York on Screen

What is it with all these movies showing New York City utterly obliterated? To be sure, movies showing New York being destroyed are nothing new — and have a long history in cinema. But the resilience of the urban-destruction theme seems notable — and, after a brief post-9/11 lull, the theme seems more prevalent than ever. Sewell Chan reports.

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