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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chatting With Kim Novak, Who Brings Vertigo to SF Symphony This Weekend

Chatting With Kim Novak, Who Brings Vertigo to SF Symphony This Weekend

Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo is now considered the great auteur's masterpiece, with some arguing that the 1958 romantic thriller is superior even to the groundbreaking and still terrifying Psycho. Vertigo was shot on location in a San Francisco which no longer exists…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: Hotel Vertigo Commemorates Alfred Hitchcock's Classic Film

Tourism For Locals: Hotel Vertigo Commemorates Alfred Hitchcock's Classic Film

San Francisco has a rich cinematic history and is a haven for avid cinema fanatics — from respected film schools to iconic shooting locations for films like The Maltese Falcon and Mrs.Doubtfire — there is always a gem waiting for the movie…
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Arthouse Movie Listings October 30-November 5, 2013

Artists' Television Access. Other Cinema: X-Perimental Sci-Fi: Beyond-the-beyond short films and projections by Soda_Jerk, David Cox, Caroline Koebel, Thorsten Fleisch, Shanna Maurizi, Pierre Conti, and Georg Koszulinski. Sat., Nov. 2, 8:30 p.m. $7. othercinema.com. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890, www.atasite.org.…
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Arthouse Movie Listings for June 12-18, 2013

Artists' Television Access. Her Tail Was Cut in Two: A collaborative showcase of short films and experimental cello music by Cyrus Yoshi Tabar, Janel Leppin, and Chris Lynn. Fri., June 14, 8 p.m. $6-$10. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890, www.atasite.org.…
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Film, "Hitchcock": The Making of "Psycho" Should Be More Interesting

"Hitchcock": The Making of "Psycho" Should Be More Interesting

Early in Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock (played by Sir Anthony Hopkins with a sack of fat connecting chin to neck) walks the red carpet at the premiere of his 1959 chase film, North by Northwest. "You're 60 years old!" shouts a…
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Film, Rep Showtimes Arthouse Movie Listings November 21-27, 2012

Arthouse Movie Listings November 21-27, 2012

The Castro Theatre. The Big Lebowski and Thunderbolt and Lightfoot: Wed., Nov. 21. $8.50-$11. Sing-A-Long Sound of Music: An interactive screening of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical in widescreen. Nov. 23-Dec. 2. $10-$15. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, castrotheatre.com.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Get Hitched

Get Hitched

Early in Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock (played by Sir Anthony Hopkins with a sack of fat connecting chin to neck) walks the red carpet at the premiere of his 1959 chase film, North by Northwest. “You’re 60 years old!” shouts a…
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Calendar, Night&Day People, It’s What’s for Dinner

People, It’s What’s for Dinner

Alfred Hitchcock’s great contribution to postmodern unease was thrusting murder into the center of everyday life. Killing was no longer the exotic province of cunning, sophisticated masterminds but the base response of ordinary (and occasionally deranged) people to unhappy circumstances.…
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Film, Rep Showtimes Arthouse Movie Listings Aug 29-Sept 4, 2012

Arthouse Movie Listings Aug 29-Sept 4, 2012

The Castro Theatre. The Night of the Iguana and Under the Volcano: A John Huston double feature. Wed., Aug. 29. $8.50-$11. City Lights and Sherlock, Jr.: A silent comedy double feature. Thu., Aug. 30. $8.50-$11. Vertigo: A 70mm screening of…
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News, The Snitch Noe Valley Residents Claim They Are Victims of Hitchcock-Like Bird Attacks

Noe Valley Residents Claim They Are Victims of Hitchcock-Like Bird Attacks

It's like a scene right out of The Birds. Noe Valley residents have been complaining of recent bird attacks, including aggressive pecking, taunting, and intimidating stare-downs. The avian gangs are out in force, so much so that residents on the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hitchcock Heights

Hitchcock Heights

A glamorous, glittering city on a hill, San Francisco in the late 1950s represented the pinnacle of American prosperity and sophisticated civilization. But every dream home Ñ even the ones that sell for six or seven figures -- has a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Gallic Noir

Gallic Noir

Say what you will about the French, but they were the first to seriously appreciate the sordid artistry of pulp fiction greats Cornell Woolrich and David Goodis. The young and restless moviemakers of the Nouvelle Vague, more attracted to post-war…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Improvised Hitchcock</i> at BATS Improv Is More Than a Killer Tribute

Improvised Hitchcock at BATS Improv Is More Than a Killer Tribute

For all the laughs it generates, perhaps the most impressive thing about BATS Improv's feature-length Improvised Hitchcock shows is the moments of genuine tension. Seriously. At last Saturday's show, where the troupe whipped up a prime faux-Hitchcock flick titled (as…
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Culture, Summer Guide Summer Guide: Sports Bars That Aren't Terrible

Summer Guide: Sports Bars That Aren't Terrible

Sporadic bursts of activity notwithstanding, baseball is as sweet and drowsy as summertime itself. Sure, there's the occasional home run, stolen base, or double play, but the true nature of the game is in the chitchat between the base runner…
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Calendar, Night&Day Symbiotic Scores

Symbiotic Scores

It's hard to imagine the suspenseful works of Alfred Hitchcock without Bernard Hermann's spooky counterpoint. Or the giddy blockbusters of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas without the symphonic grandiosity of John Williams. Not to mention the over-the-top imagery of Tim…
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Calendar, Night&Day Window Shopping

Window Shopping

In Rear Window, Jimmy Stewart plays a free bird, an adventurous action photographer named L.B. Jeffries who’s scared to death of being caged in marriage — even if he’d be sharing the friendly confines with the gorgeous and lusty Grace…
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Film, "Lourdes": Miracles can happen?

"Lourdes": Miracles can happen?

With its palette of hot poppy red and cool sky blue; its deft mining of the subliminal comic potential of grand, historically heavy locations; and its obsession with watching as an invasive action, Jessica Hausner's Lourdes looks and often feels…
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Calendar, Night&Day Violins of Violence

Violins of Violence

The world's most imitated movie sound effect — the "stab" screech from the shower scene in Psycho — wasn't made by foley artists, synthesizers, or the universe sucking its breath in sharply. Instead, the quintessential sound of meaningless, gory death…
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Calendar, Night&Day On the Wings of Love

On the Wings of Love

Implausible plots, laughable dialogue, stilted acting — the plague of the self-serious summer blockbusters draws nearer every day. Be afraid, be very afraid. Silicon Valley software salesman James Nguyen has the antidote, in the form of an unwittingly hilarious dose…
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Cirque du Soleil: Ovo. Cirque du Soleil's worldwide success has fed its dilemma of needing to invent something original with each successive touring show while adhering to its lucrative formula. Ovo distinguishes itself from the last handful of shows, much…
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