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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Great Quake of '06 and The Great Film About It

The Great Quake of '06 and The Great Film About It

On April 18, 1906, at 5:12 a.m., a 7.8 quake struck the City. Much of the city was destroyed during an era when retro-fitting wasn't an option. Thousands died as buildings collapsed on them. Fires raged for days.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Mother-daughter Duet

Mother-daughter Duet

The holidays are about families, and what better way to commemorate them than by watching a mother-daughter team kill it on the dance floor? No, not Dainty June and Gypsy Rose Lee, and not Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Most Rentable Movie About the San Francisco Ethos

Vertigo could only have been made in this here city, but its themes are universal and nonspecific. The Maltese Falcon, while faithful to Dashiell Hammett's plot, isn't really about San Francisco the way the novel is. Bullitt has some wonderful…
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Film,

Second Time Around

Platinum Blonde This 1931 proto-screwball comedy places hard-boiled newsman Stew Smith (Robert Williams) in the luxurious lap of millionaire heiress Jean Harlow, a cushy fate the "Cinderella Man" lives to regret. Co-writer Robert Riskin and director Frank Capra were to…
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The Red and the Black

Gone With the Wind Directed by Victor Fleming. Written by Sidney Howard, from the novel by Margaret Mitchell. Starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel, and Butterfly McQueen. Opens Friday, June 26, at…
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Second Time Around

Possessed Life in an industrial whistle-stop is too confining for vibrant, wild-eyed Joan Crawford -- it's 1931, she's young, and she's free to do just about anything. In this film, directed by the usually more sedate Clarence Brown, she looks…
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