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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 »

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 »

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 »

Moonstruck + Travel

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There are few movies that portray New York Italians with such care and passion as the 1987 film Moonstruck does with the Castorini family. The movie takes place in Brooklyn and Manhattan and chronicles the affairs of Loretta Castorini as she becomes engaged to Johnny Cammareri but falls in love with his wild, younger, brother Ronny- whom she calls a ... Read More »

When Harry Met Sally + Travel

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When you think of iconic love stories you think Romeo and Juliet, Casablanca, Gone with the Wind but if you are a baby boomer, you think When Harry Met Sally.   Not your typical “chick flick,” When Harry Met Sally follows the lives and complicated friendship and courtship of two not so great college friends as they live and work ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Neuschwanstein, Germany

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Less than two hours outside of Munich, along a quaint two-lane highway, sits a castle any little girl will recognize. The castle rises from amongst the treetops, high up the mountainside, looking as if it has emerged from a dream and if you were to blink, it might disappear forever. The castle is Neuschwanstein, former home of a reclusive king, ... Read More »

Lost in Translation + Travel

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Lost in Translation takes place over the course of a few days in Japan and follows the unlikely friendship of an aging actor, Bill Murray, and a newly graduated, newly married girl, Scarlett Johansson. The film was nominated for four Oscars and won for best original screenplay. The locations used in the movie were all real and many you can ... Read More »

Volcanoes + Art

  In case you missed the news for the past week, a volcano has been erupting in Iceland since the end of March and while it’s been a boon for their country’s tourism, it’s been a detriment to others. The clouds of volcanic ash and mist caused by melting glaciers are shutting down airports all over Northern Europe. The list ... Read More »

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