Posts tagged manhattan
Posts tagged manhattan
Grand Central Terminal at night. Midtown, New York City
I was going to initially write about how I feel about this part of midtown but I got a little (ok, completely) side tracked reading about the fact that Lex Luthor’s lair in the original Superman (1978) was supposedly set under Grand Central Terminal (the beautiful landmark building in this post). How did I not know this?
“A scene filmed in the 1978 film Superman of the men in ‘Metropolis 46’ who follow the villain Otis through the train tracks took place here. The lair of villain Lex Luther is also supposedly underneath the station.” - Source
Grand Central Terminal has been utilized in a few other notable film scenes throughout the years. I love this bit about Grand Central and it’s role in film written by Caryn James for the NY Times: “To walk through the main concourse at Grand Central Terminal is to step onto a real-life movie set. Cary Grant passes through it while escaping his would-be killers in “North by Northwest.” Jim Carrey grabs Kate Winslet’s hand and dashes across it in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” watching people vanish one by one as his memory is erased. Most tellingly, it is the site of a pivotal moment in “The Fisher King,” when Robin Williams, as a pure-hearted, emotionally unbalanced man, spots the quite plain woman of his dreams heading for her train. Suddenly everyone in the room breaks into a waltz, as this grimy, everyday place becomes a scene of glittering romance.” Source
Grand Central Terminal, often incorrectly called Grand Central Station, or shortened to simply Grand Central is a train station located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue. It is the largest train station in the world. Although the terminal has been properly called Grand Central Terminal since it opened in 1913, many people continue to call it Grand Central Station. It features a whispering gallery, secret passageways and a room that used to be referred to as the ‘kissing room’ in the 1930s and 1940s.
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