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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

So, You're Not in San Francisco....

Well, I'm going to take you on a tour anyway. All you need is your video rental card ;)

Want to see the opera house and ride the hilly streets? Try Foul Play, with Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase. Oh, and he lives on a houseboat and she drives down Highway 1 in her VW, remember?

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Or there's the chase in What's Up Doc with Barbra Streisand.

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See some of the gorgeous Victorian homes in Mrs. Doubtfire.

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Or rent Pacific Heights if you prefer some suspense with your sightseeing.

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Didn't make it to Alcatraz? Watch The Rock.

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You can even travel in time (those gals at the conference can't do that!) and see San Fran in the 1950s in Vertigo.

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Or even earlier in Barbary Coast.

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And, okay, it's been awhile since I've seen it, but I think The Presidio has some great scenes of ... I think it's Golden Gate Park. But Mark Harmon, back in his Sexiest Man Alive days....worth the rental.

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The Wedding Planner has a scene at Golden Gate Park, too, and Grace Cathedral.

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Sweet November with Keanu Reeves has some great scenery as well. And there's San Francisco ;)

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What are some movies you love set in the City by the Bay? (Okay, I just put a Journey song in your head, didn't I??)

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5 Comments:

At 1:07 AM, Blogger Trish Milburn said...

I got to visit Golden Gate Park and Grace Cathedral today, along with several other sites. I walked by the apartment used in Vertigo (I think that was the movie) and saw the row of Victorians used in the opening credits of Full House.

 
At 8:05 AM, Blogger TiVo Queen said...

Best movie ever is So I Married An Axe Murderer. I even took the hubby on a "tour" of it for his bday one year - hit up the coffee shop/poet club, the butcher, the Palace of Fine Arts, etc.

 
At 8:22 AM, Blogger Mo H said...

What great movies, Mary! I didn't realize so many had been filmed there.

Trish, glad you're getting time to sightsee!

Tivo Queen,
I love the birthday tour idea. My husband's favorite movies are probably all Star Trek. If only I could take him to Deep Space Nine! :)

 
At 4:10 PM, Blogger Lily said...

Thanks for the suggestions!

 
At 4:11 PM, Blogger Nathalie said...

I remember liking Sweet November.

 

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