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Footsteps in the fog : Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco

Author: Jeff Kraft; Aaron Leventhal
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Santa Monica Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A celebration of the San Francisco films of Alfred Hitchcock, this book examines the master director's familiarity with Northern California and how it greatly influenced his decision to use the Bay Area location in several of his landmark motion pictures. More importantly, this book shows how San Francisco was often the source of inspiration for many of these same cinema classics. The masterpieces that are examined  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kraft, Jeff, 1969-
Footsteps in the fog.
Santa Monica, CA : Santa Monica Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)646975175
Named Person: Alfred Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Kraft; Aaron Leventhal
ISBN: 1891661272 9781891661273
OCLC Number: 49991429
Description: 286 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
Contents: Shadow of a Doubt: darkness descends on small-town Santa Rosa --
Vertigo: Hitchcock's tortured valentine to "The City" --
The Birds: a flight of terror along the remote Sonoma coast --
Other films: using Bay Area geography to create cinematic suspense --
Hitchcock's Bay Area: Scotts Valley, vineyards, fine cuisine, and other local ties.
Responsibility: Jeff Kraft and Aaron Leventhal ; foreword by Patricia Hitchcock O'Connell.

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A celebration of the San Francisco films of Alfred Hitchcock, this book examines the master director's familiarity with Northern California and how it greatly influenced his decision to use the Bay Area location in several of his landmark motion pictures. More importantly, this book shows how San Francisco was often the source of inspiration for many of these same cinema classics. The masterpieces that are examined are Shadow of a Doubt, Vertigo, The Birds, Suspicion, Psycho, and Family Plot. Hitchcock fans are taken on a journey around the Bay Area, experiencing cinematographic intrigue and learning about Bay Area history, lore, and the timeless elegance of San Francisco and its picturesque surroundings. Hundreds of historical and contemporary photos are included, with an emphasis on those buildings and businesses that no longer exist.--From publisher description.

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"With its impeccably researched text, this proves to be a fascinating tour with lots of stop-offs en route" - Film Review, May 2003. "A real page-turner that also acts as a timely hommage to the Read more...

 
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