Stephen Prince


On his book Firestorm: American Film in the Age of Terrorism

Cover Interview of September 08, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“9/11 in American filmmaking.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Because the attacks were so deeply traumatic, documentary filmmakers turned to narrative as means for processing the trauma and for understanding the terms of this epic atrocity.”

On the second:

“Films about 9/11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and other events that are legacies of the September attacks will continue to proliferate because the age of terrorism in which we find ourselves is, for now, unending.”