When it comes to disaster movies, New York is well-represented. From King Kong’s climb up the Empire State Building to the aliens dedicated to the city’s destruction in Independence Day, action films never hesitate to take on the Big Apple.
But how do New Yorkers deal with actual crisis? And how well do disaster movies represent New Yorkers’ reality?
Radio host and pop culture buff Seth Rudetsky has thought a lot about these questions. Seth is the host of On Broadway and Seth Speaks on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, and he also wrote a musical about disasters, on screen and in real life.