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‘Backdraft’ at 30: Ron Howard Reflects on Harrowing Special Effects and the Dangers of Filming With Fire

Filmed 10 years before the catastrophic events of 9/11, when firefighters were heralded as national heroes, and decades before wildfires became a year-round phenomenon as a result of climate change, the 1991 movie Backdraft was a veritable recruitment poster for a profession already viewed as selflessly noble. Critics were unanimous in their praise of its […]