THE Twin Tower attacks in 2001 led to major changes to mainstream movies and TV shows around the world – with thousands of scenes left on the cutting room floor.
In the US and elsewhere, scenes involving terrorism, plane crashes, bombs or the famous towers themselves were axed as a mark of respect.
As Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the atrocity – which killed 2,997 people – we look back at how the attacks changed what we watch.
The trailer for the original Spider-Man film (2002) featured the web-slinging hero swinging from a helicopter between the Twin Towers – it was cut from the final film.
The World Trade Center was also digitally removed from the background of 2001 American comedy Zoolander, family flick Stuart Little and the John Cusack rom-com Serendipity.
And the 2002 film Men in Black II eatured a climax that included the World Trade Center. The building was changed to the Statue of Liberty for its release.
Changes were made for TV too – an episode of The Simpsons which features Homer running between the towers while looking for a toilet was pulled from syndication for more than four years.
And a joke in the season 8 episode of Friends (“The One Where Rachel Tells…”) was rewritten and reshot because it featured Chandler joking about a bombing in an airport.
A tribute reading: “Dedicated to the People of New York City” was added to the end of that season’s debut episode, the first to air after the attacks.
Meanwhile production of an upcoming Jackie Chan film – titled Nosebleed – was shut down.
The movie’s plot would have seen Chan’s character working as a window washer at the World Trade Centre foiling a terrorist plot.
Since the tragedy, a number of films and TV shows have been made about those involved and affected.
These include World Trade Center, United 93, Reign Over Me and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
Earlier this week Daily Star Online revealed how some conspiracy theorists believe the 9/11 attacks were predicted in the bible.