San Francisco Noir
San Francisco Noir
The City in Film Noir from 1940 to the Present
Nathaniel Rich

All cities have their secrets, but none are so dark as San Francisco's, the city that Ambrose Bierce famously described as "a point upon a map of fog." With its reputation as a shadowy land of easy vice and hard virtue, San Francisco provided the ideal setting for many of the greatest film noirs, from classics like The Maltese Falcon and Dark Passage to obscure treasures like Woman on the Run and D.O.A., and neo-noirs like Point Blank and The Conversation. In this guide to more than forty film noirs and the locations where they were shot, readers visit the Mission Dolores cemetery, where James Stewart spies Kim Novak visiting Carlotta’s grave in Vertigo; the Steinhart Aquarium, where Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth rendezvous in The Lady from Shanghai; and Kezar Stadium, where Clint Eastwood, in Dirty Harry, captures the serial killer, Scorpio, in a blaze of ghastly white light.

Title San Francisco Noir
Subtitle The City in Film Noir from 1940 to the Present
Author Nathaniel Rich
Publisher The Little Bookroom
Title First Published 01 May 2005
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 170 p.
ISBN-10 1892145308
ISBN-13 9781892145307
Publication Date 01 May 2005
Main content page count 170
Weight 16 oz.

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