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New York Public Library

Saga Spider-Man
Movie Spider-Man Sam Raimi (2002)
It is in front of the New York Public Library that Uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson) is murdered by a thief whom Peter (Tobey Maguire) had not wanted to arrest before.
New York Public Library
New York Public Library. Photo credit: Fantrippers

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

Ben Parker (Cliff Robertson)

Peter Parker goes to town, pretending to have to study at the library to get to a wrestling match. His uncle Ben insists on taking him by car, wishing to chat face to face with his nephew, strange for some time.

It is in front of the New York Public Library that Ben deposits him, without for mentioning giving him several advices therefore the one that will mark him for life, “With great power comes great responsibility”. Peter is not aware of it yet, but this sentence, the last he will hear from his uncle, will be his mantra.

Scene from the New York Public Library in Spider-Man New York Public Library

After taking part in the fight, Peter lets go of a robber to take revenge on the manager who had just defrauded him.

It was only later that he bit his fingers. In front of the same institution, Peter will find his uncle dying on the sidewalk. Shortly after seeing Ben give his last breath, Peter will pursue his assassin in the streets of the Big Apple.

A confrontation in which he will find, with horror, that this is the robber whose escape he allowed a few hours earlier.

1973

This is the year of the car driven by Ben Parker. This Oldsmobile Delta 88 is not here by chance. This is Sam Raimi’s personal car, which has appeared in each of his films since Evil Dead.

Scene from the library in Spider-Man
Scene from the New York Public Library in Spider-Man. Photo credit: Columbia Pictures, Laura Ziskin Productions and Marvel Entertainment
Scene at the New York Public Library in Spider-Man
Scene from the New York Public Library in Spider-Man. Photo credit: Columbia Pictures, Laura Ziskin Productions and Marvel Entertainment

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“Patience” and “Fortitude”. This is how Fiorello LaGuardia nicknamed in the 1930s the two enormous lion sculptures framing the entrance to the main building of the New York Public Library. A way for the mayor of the city (1934-1945) to pay tribute to the resistance of the inhabitants during the Great Depression. Patience ... Learn more about New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

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By Damien Duarte

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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