The 25th Hour -- Life after 9-11

Four years after the 9-11 attacks, Hollywood appears ready to tackle the subject with several feature films in the works.

What many don't realize is that Spike Lee's film, 25th Hour, powerfully commented on the post 9-11 world just one year after the attacks. Based on the book by David Benioff, Lee's film follows Monty Brogan, played to perfection by Edward Norton, as he lives his last day as a free man before heading off to serve a seven-year jail term for drug dealing. Although the film's plot has little to do with the events of 9-11, the heart of the film really has everything to do with life after 9-11. This is especially evident in an important scene in which two main characters discuss Monty's fate as they sit in an apartment with a large window overlooking The Pile.

The library's collection also includes several documentaries that deal with 9-11 in some form or another, including Nine Innings from Ground Zero, WTC: the First 24 Hours, and 9/11.