Category Archives: San Francisco

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 »

The Inspiration of ‘Howl’

  As a radical youth, Ginsberg was famous in New York for being one of the founding leaders of the Beatnik generation but it wasn’t until his long-form, stream of consciousness poem ‘Howl’ was put to print that he became known all over America. Upon publication in a McCarthy era America, ‘Howl’ was deemed obscene and Ginsberg was put to ... Read More »

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

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A good 20% of Team Museyon is headed out west this week, so it’s only natural that we’ve got California on the mind. And with it one of the greatest pieces of film trivia we’ve heard in a while, thanks to our good friend (and Museyon Guide) Ms. Liz Brown. So … what’s wrong with this picture?       ... Read More »

San Fran Hitchcock Style

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“San Francisco would be a good location for a murder mystery,” said Alfred Hitchcock as he observed the Golden Gate Bridge on his first trip to San Francisco, the city that stars in some of his best known films. And here at Museyon, we love San Francisco just as much as we love Hitchcock. Need proof? In our guide to ... Read More »

Haunting and Beautiful: San Francisco, USA

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  Maybe it’s the topography, or maybe it’s the climate, but whatever the reason, San Francisco is easy on the camera. Join Liz Brown for a whirlwind tour of San Francisco’s celluloid face — from Vertigo and the Maltese Falcon to Dirty Harry and The Pursuit of Happyness. Visit scenes from the hard-boiled films from the 1940s to the 1960s, ... Read More »

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