Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Days After

Here is the set up.
Disaster is looming--- you know it and the rest of the audience that has been paying attention knows it. But the principals involved laugh it off and don’t believe it. Nonsense, they scoff. This can’t happen. Impossible. Don’t be ridiculous. All you have is a theory. There are safeguards to prevent this sort of catastrophe. Go home and let the experts do their jobs.

Finally, little by very little it starts to sink in. How much time? “Six to eight, tops” “Eight months? That cant be…”
“….That time scale isn’t in months, it’s weeks.”

Is this a description of the first 40 minutes of the 2004 film “The Day After Tomorrow” or the first 4 months of the Financial Meltdown?