Dr. Phibes Rises Again

Following his murderous quest for vengeance against the doctors he believes responsible for the death of his beloved wife, Victoria, the fiendish Dr. Phibes enters the crypt where he has enshrined her, ”incredibly maintained neither alive nor completely dead”. And there he places himself in suspended life, like her, until it will be time to rise again. And there he lays in darkness, next to her body, in a splendid satin sarcophagus, until the moon, aligning with the eternal planets, shines upon the sarcophagus – once every 2.000 years – signalling the opening of the crypt. And then, the fiendish Dr. Phibes rises again from his deep sleep and, together with his trusted aid, Vulnavia, prepares to take Victoria to Egypt where, years ago, in a mountain overlooking the Valley of the Pharaohs, he prepared a wondrous shrine, ”unknown by any living man”. There, under a secret temple, the River of Life flows, promising resurrection for Victoria and eternal life for them both.

Three years have passed, and now it is time for their greatest adventure. But, to his utter horror, Dr. Phibes finds his house has been destroyed and his papyrus scrolls stolen, the very scrolls that would lead him back to the secret temple in Egypt.

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Stills from imdb and filmgrab archives

Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

October 27th, 2018

Scribner’s at Golden Hour

The red brick of Charles Scribner’s Sons building is bathed in a warm blood orange colour.

Formerly a printing plant and corporate HQ of the historic printing house which produced works from such legends as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Edith Wharton, Thomas Wolfe, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Ring Lardner.

Now renovated and transformed into a modern office space.

Scribner’s on 43rd Street, Hell’s Kitchen.

June 8th, 2017

Words of Wisdom – V

*Recent Resident Posting* on the bulletin board of my building’s website:

Title: Amazing dog whisperer here to play with your dogs 😀 (Price: Free)

SO… I recently moved into the Ivy and noticed that there are a ton of dogs lovers in the building. And I’ve probably made small-talk with about 10 of you, just so you’d let me pet and play with your pup for a few minutes. Seeing that my roommate is allergic (I know, what a shame), I’m trying to get creative with my options to satisfy my dog-petting itch.If you need a dog-sitter or someone to play with your dog, I’m your guy 🙂

I’m a working professional that likes dogs. That’s about it. Thanks!

J.

May 26th, 2017

Cityscapes || Chelsea to Hell’s Kitchen

via Hudson Yards

The ”Mirror” Building, aka the Jean Nouvel Building.
Actually, its windows are multicoloured and, like the Gehry Building (see below), it changes appearance according to the time of day, weather and light.


The Shadow Building, aka the Frank Gehry Building, aka the IAC Building. As all structures designed by Frank Gehry, it looks different from every angle like a fascinating work of art.


The Chinese Consulate. It got my attention because, as far as I have seen, it is the only one situated on the West Side. And Hell’s Kitchen (as opposed to Upper West Side or Chelsea, for example), is a rather unusual location for a Consulate, but a very welcome one for the neighbourhood, especially during the Chinese New Year festivities which include fireworks over the Hudson River that are, apparently, spectacular! I’m eagerly waiting for this year’s announcement, but have already bookmarked the day: February 15th, eve of the Chinese New Year 2018, and the place: Pier 84, 12th Ave & 44th St.


Perspective of the Silver Towers, twin 60-story residential buildings designed by one of New York’s most prolific architects, the Greek born Costas Kondylis (another, less glass-towery building of his, we’ve seen here).


April 2nd, 2017