"If the disaster movie is indeed to be shamed by disaster, we would do well to remember the exact moment of its defeat. It came, I think, when the cameras began to pick up moving dots in the steel grid of the towers: people waving for help that would never arrive. Was it just me, or did the networks back off of these long-lens shots, and revert, with something like relief, to the wider view? Too late: the aesthetic habit had cracked, and there was no going back."