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Introducing World Film Locations: San Francisco

July 18, 2013 by Simon Kinnear in On Tour, Opinion with 0 Comments


The latest in Intellect’s ongoing series, World Film Locations, is out now and I’m delighted to have been asked to contribute by editor Scott Jordan Harris.

My piece for World Film Locations: San Francisco focusses on a scene from one of my favourite films, Orson Welles’ The Lady From Shanghai, in which Welles and real-life wife Rita Hayworth hold a menacing meeting in San Francisco’s aquarium. 

Highlights from other writers include essays on Hitchcock’s ongoing fascination with the city, San Francisco’s place in film noir history, the appeal of all those car chases up and down the city’s hills and, of course, the most famous cinematic Cisco kid, Dirty Harry.
World Film Locations: San Francisco is my fourth trip aboard the Intellect ship, having previously contributed to the WFL volumes on New York, New Orleans and Glasgow.  You can order all of them from the Intellect website.

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