Feb 23, 2011
Timecop (1994) (part 3 of 7)
Jump cut to Wall Street, 1929. Amid the horse-drawn buggies and Model Ts clogging the curb, there’s police activity surrounding a body on the sidewalk. A car pulls up, and one Mr. Atwood gets out, spats and all. He’s mildly annoyed by the death of someone he apparently knows, and he charges into a bustling office to take a seat at his desk. He checks the New York Times and sees a headline about the stock market crash, and then he reaches into his attaché to pull out another paper.
Okay, so we clearly have a guy who traveled back in time and wants to start cornering the stock market at its low point in 1929. But wouldn’t the Wall Street Journal have been a more appropriate newspaper choice for this scene? I’m guessing the WSJ publishers didn’t want to sully their brand by appearing in a brain-dead Van Damme action flick. USA Today, on the other hand, clearly had no such issues.