The City that Never Gets a Break: Anti-Capitalism in Movies

The City that Never Gets a Break: Anti-Capitalism in Movies

Murray Op-ed in The Central New York Business Journal
May 07, 2004

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In the upcoming movie “The Day After Tomorrow,” German director Roland Emmerich lets the glaciers roll over <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Manhattan following an abrupt change in climate.  It’s the third time his production company, Centropolis, has destroyed New York in recent years.  They leveled it in “Independence Day”.  They had a monster eat in the “Godzilla” remake.  Now they’re freezing it.  What do these guys have against New York City?<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />