Sunday, July 26, 2015

Play It Again, Sam (1972)

dir. Herbert Ross

Allan Felix (Woody Allen) watching Casablanca in a movie theater – Surf Theatre, 4520 Irving Street, San Francisco, California. The theater specialized in foreign and art films and closed down in 1985. The building has been converted into a church.

Allan going to a laundromat – Grant Avenue south of Greenwich Street, San Francisco, California

Allan’s wife Nancy (Susan Anspach) leaving him – Vallejo Street at Kearny, San Francisco, California

The nymphomaniac Jennifer’s (Viva) house – 2065 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, California

The beach house – Still searching for this location

Allan chatting with Linda (Diane Keaton) by the beach – Stinson Beach by Shoreline Highway, California

The restaurant where Dick (Tony Roberts) takes Allan trying to fix him up with a girl – The Trident, 558 Bridgeway, Sausalito, California

The bar where Allan and Julie (Joy Bang) are harassed by two thugs – Still searching for this location

Allan talking with Linda outside his place of work – Still searching for this location

Allan and Linda setting up a dinner date – the benches in front of Spreckels Temple of Music, Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Allan and Linda riding a cable car – Hyde Street at Bay Street, San Francisco, California

Linda’s house – 2614 Buchanan Street, San Francisco, California. The house has since been remodeled, and the thing above the garage obstructs the view of the front door.

The elated Allan crossing the street – Buchanan Street at Vallejo, San Francisco, California.

Allan gets bitten by a dog – Buchanan Street north of Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, California.

Allan accidentally pushes a guy into the Bay – Embarcadero by Pier 14, San Francisco, California.

Allan talking about Italian movies – Still searching for this location

Allan suddenly meets with Dick – Kearny Street at Fresno, San Francisco, California

Allan’s apartment – 15 Fresno Street, San Francisco, California

Allan coming to Linda's house – Buchanan Street north of Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, California.

Allan rushing down the stairs of Linda's house to catch a cab – 2614 Buchanan Street, San Francisco, California.

Allan and Linda at the airport – San Francisco International Airport, San Mateo County, California.

See also...

Annie Hall

To Rome with Love

Friday, July 24, 2015

A View to a Kill (1985)

dir. John Glen

James Bond (Roger Moore) is sent to Siberia to locate the body of 003 and recover a microchip – Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland

The ski chase – Vedretta di Scerscen Glacier in the Alps on the Swiss-Italian border.

The MI6 Headquarters – Old War Office Building, Whitehall, London SW1, United Kingdom

Bond and Sir Godfrey Tibbett (Patrick Macnee) watch Max Zorin's (Christopher Walken) horse winning a race – Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire, United Kingdom. The course is closely associated with the British Royal Family, and hosts some of the most prestigious competitions in the United Kingdom. The racecourse was redeveloped in 2004-2006, and the grandstand no longer looks the same.

Jardins du Trocadéro, Avenue des Nations Unis, Paris, France.

Bond meeting with Aubergine (Jean Rougerie) – Le Jules Verne Restaurant, Eiffel Tower, Avenue Gustave Eiffel, Paris, France.

Zorin’s henchwoman May Day (Grace Jones) parachutes herself from the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Bond borrows a taxi – Avenue Gustave Eiffel, Paris, France.

Bond chasing May Day – Pont d'Iena steps, Paris, France.

May Day lands on a boat – Pont des Invalides, Paris, France.

Bond driving through the bridge and jumps onto a bateau-mouchePont d'Alexandre III, Paris, France.

Bond is released after causing a lot of damage to Paris – Palais de Justice, 10 Boulevard du Palais, Paris, France. This is the side facing the Quai de l’Horloge.

Bond and Tibbett travel to Zorin's estate – Château de Chantilly, Chantilly, Oise, France. The château houses the Musée Condé and the Living Museum of the Horse, and is open to the public.

Tibbett is assassinated at a gas station – Avenue du Maréchal Joffre at Rue de l'Embarcadère, Chantilly, Oise, France.

Zorin invites Bond to race with him steeplechase-style – Langley Park, Billet Lane, Iver, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Zorin and May Day drown Bond’s car in a lake – Wraysbury Lake, Welley Road, Wraysbury, Middlesex, United Kingdom

Bond arrives in San Francisco – Fisherman's Wharf as seen from Pier 45, San Francisco, California

Bond meeting with CIA agent Chuck Lee (David Yip) – Tarantino's, 206 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, California

Lee tells Bond about Zorin’s oil-pumping station – Fisherman's Wharf near Jefferson Street, San Francisco, California. The famous Fishermen's Grotto restaurant is seen in the background.

Zorin’s oil-pumping station – Oil tanker docks south of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, Richmond, California

Bond surprises Pola Ivanova (Fiona Fullerton) as she emerges from the Bay – Keller Beach Park, Richmond, California

Bond and Ivanova visit a Japanese spa – 1711 Buchanan Mall, San Francisco, California. The structure on the left is the Peace Pagoda designed by Yoshiro Taniguchi and presented to San Francisco by its sister city Osaka in 1968.

Bond meets again with Stacey Sutton (Tanya Roberts) – San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, California.

Stacey’s mansion – Dunsmuir House and Gardens, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, California. The estate is open to the public, and is often rented for weddings and other events.

The fire truck chase – Market Street at Davis, San Francisco, California.

Potrero Avenue at 17th Street, San Francisco, California.

The fire truck chase’s ending – Third Street Bridge, San Francisco, California.

Zorin’s mine – Amberley Chalk Pits Museum, Houghton Bridge, Station Road, Arundel, West Sussex, United Kingdom. The mine interior was a gigantic set constructed at Pinewood Studios.

People looking at Zorin’s airship flying over the city – Jackson Street at Battery, San Francisco, California.

The final confrontation – Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California.

See also...

The Living Daylights

The Bourne Identity