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Vertigo = San Francisco

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Through Alfred Hitchcock’s eyes, San Francisco seemed the perfect place to film a murder mystery. It wasn’t unusual for the director to chose locations before developing a story to be filmed there. The result? His iconic 1958 film, Vertigo, which makes the most of the city’s eerie and claustrophobic cityscapes. See which SF landmarks you can spot in the original Vertigo trailer. ... Read More »

99% THANK YOU: Things Even ALS Can’t Take Away

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At the age of 30, Hiro’s life suddenly fell apart. Three years after the diagnosis, this strategic planner from a global advertising agency can now only move his left index finger and his face, yet he manages to express his thoughts and emotions on life before and after ALS…and about his hope. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis also known as Lou ... Read More »

Armchair Traveler: Phuket, Thailand

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The gateway to a tropical eden, Phuket is Thailand’s biggest island and is on the western coast. A steady stream of tourists looking for the idyllic beach has helped bolster Phuket’s economy; it is now one of the wealthiest provinces in all of Thailand. Even after the December 26, 2004 tsunami devastated the area, the resilience of both its people ... Read More »

Armchair Traveler: Sicily

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Italian, yes, but also fiercely independent, the Mediterranean island of Sicily has a rich and complicated history, one that blends an international mix of influences. Its beautiful vistas, quaint towns, sultry atmosphere, and longstanding traditions have inspired countless directors to film here, on location. Discover Sicily through cinema as we tour three of its historic towns, and check out Museyon’s ... Read More »

See the Sets with On Location Tours

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If you’re anything like us, you get a thrill from seeing familiar places on the big and small screens. Then imagine the rush that comes with seeing dozens of your favorite places from film and television all in one action-packed tour! Since 1999, On Location Tours has offered guided sight-seeing bus and walking tours of famous film and television locations ... Read More »

News: The Archaeology of Indiana Jones

A new exhibit has opened at the Montréal Science Center that reflects on the archaeology in the Indiana Jones series. “Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibition” is presented by the National Geographic Society with support from Lucasfilm and takes the viewer behind the myths surrounding the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail and more. Along with ... Read More »

Elf + New York City

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  The Jon Favreau directed Elf may have come out seven years ago but that in no way has diminished its popularity, in fact, just the opposite. The movie is so popular, it is now counted amongst the great Holiday classics, played as regularly on tv during the season as It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story.   Elf ... Read More »

News: Godfather Mansion For Sale

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  The house where for a year and a half, Frances Ford Coppola and co. set-up camp to film interior and exterior shots for The Godfather is now up for sale. The estate, situated on Longfellow Avenue on Staten Island in New York City, has been the home of the Norris family for 50 years. The eight bedroom house also ... Read More »

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