Footsteps in the Fog: Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco
Footsteps in the Fog is a celebration of the San Francisco films of Alfred Hitchcock. The master director's familiarity with Northern California greatly influenced his decision to use Bay Area locations in several of his landmark motion pictures, and more importantly was often the source of inspiration for many of these same cinema classics.
Three of Hitchcock's masterpieces were set in the San Francisco area: Shadow of a Doubt, Vertigo, and The Birds. In addition, Rebecca, Suspicion, Marnie, Topaz, Psycho, and Family Plot utilized Bay Area locations and/or were inspired by Northern California events and settings. Footsteps in the Fog examines these famous films, taking the reader on a journey around the Bay Area, while weaving together cinemagraphic intrigue, Bay Area history and lore, and the timeless elegance of San Francisco and its picturesque surroundings.
Over 400 historical and contemporary photos are featured in the book, including impromptu off-camera images and shots from the films themselves--many never before seen!
Footsteps in the Fog can be used as a companion to viewing the Northern California Hitchcock films, as a guide for visiting the sites and settings used in these motion pictures, and as a source of biographical information about Alfred Hitchcock's personal connections to San Francisco and the Bay Area. Hitchcock loved Northern California; he often entertained Hollywood celebrities at his ranch and vineyard outside of Santa Cruz, and frequented such San Francisco institutions as Jack's Restaurant, the Fairmont Hotel, the Top of the Mark, and the historic Bercut Brothers' Grant Market.
Hitchcock fans everywhere will rejoice as they revisit and rediscover the locations and settings used in the great director's most beloved films.
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View up Bodega Lane of children fleeing the schoolhouse during the bird attack
Children fleeing the schoolhouse during the bird attack. Tins part of the scene
was filmed in Bodega on Bodega Lane; the birds were added later using special
As Melanie tells him about the attack on the school, an older townswoman, Mrs.
Bundy (Ethel Griffies), speaks up, adding scientific commentary about birds.
Patrons and workers at the restaurant, including a traveling salesman and a
The phone has been knocked out by the most recent bird attack, but the power is
still working. After Mitch and Melanie go inside, the first of two news updates
comes in from a San Francisco radio station. The news announcer reports on the
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Hitchcocks San Francisco footstepsUser Review - milagro5 - Overstock.com
As a native of San Francisco and a Hitchcock fan since birth this book added so much information that I never knew before such as locations in Northern California he used to represent the Cornwall ... Read full review