The death of Osama Bin Laden puts a full stop on the high profiled search for the infamous Al Qaeda leader over the past decade. His impetuous actions inspired anger, pain and sorrow that shaken the whole nation for 10 years. Artists, Directors, Architects, Novelists and Poets had taken this collective emotion and expressed it in various means. An extensive list of their works could be found on Wikipedia: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cultural_references_of_the_September_11_attacks)
Could you think of other cultural references to 911?
For me, the first Hollywood blockbuster that comes into mind is “Remember Me.” As much as I hate to admit it, I paid to watch a movie starring Robert Patterson. I am going to spare you my lengthy excuse behind this decision. I walked into the theaters expecting to take a hit at yet another version of “Twilight”. I was surprised to be proven wrong. I would argue that the genius of the whole narrative/plot lies in the opening and ending scenes, the ~ 85 mins in between was…okay. Supposedly that was the part that sells the movie. I would argue the peripeteia at the end is simple yet bittersweet, and defiantly non-cliché, although some critics found it "exploitative in borrowing a tragedy to merely entertain." “Remember Me” is defiantly a movie to watch if you’re in the mood for a little sentimentality.