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By Nathaniel Rich

All towns have their secrets and techniques, yet none are so darkish as San Francisco's, town that Ambrose Bierce famously defined as "a element upon a map of fog." With its popularity as a shadowy land of straightforward vice and difficult advantage, San Francisco supplied the proper surroundings for lots of of the best motion pictures noir, from classics like The Maltese Falcon and Dark Passage to imprecise treasures like Woman at the Run and D.O.A., and neo-noirs like Point Blank and The Conversation. Readers stopover at the venture Dolores cemetery the place James Stewart spied Kim Novak traveling Carlotta's grave in Vertigo; the Steinhart Aquarium, the place a steamy love scene opened up among Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth in The girl from Shanghai; and the Kezar Stadium, the place Clint Eastwood captures the serial killer, Scorpio, in a blaze of ghastly white mild in Dirty Harry. during this consultant to the good movies noir and the destinations the place they have been shot, the mythic noir urban meets San Francisco's personal darkish earlier. With interval movie stills.

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