Sunday, June 1, 2014

Obsession (1976)

dir. Brian De Palma

Many thanks to Lois for finding Sandra's apartment and taking the pictures for me.

The opening credits – Basilica di San Miniato al Monte, Via delle Porte Sante 34, Florence, Italy

Michael Courtland’s (Cliff Robertson) house – Colonel Short's Villa, 1448 Fourth Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

The kidnappers’ house – Still searching for this location

The ransom drop – Bermuda Street Wharf, New Orleans, Louisiana. The wharf has since been demolished.

The bridge where Courtland’s wife dies in a car explosion – Henry Ford Bridge, Long Beach, California. This is the original bridge that provided the only railroad link to Terminal Island from the mainland until 1996, when it was replaced by a new bridge.

Courtland visits a monument he has had built in his wife’s memory – Pontchartrain Park, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Courtland’s office – One Shell Square, 701 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Courtland and Robert LaSalle (John Lithgow) walking with their Italian partners – Piazzale degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy.

Courtland and LaSalle talking with their Italian partners – Lungarno degli Archibusieri with a view of the Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy.

Courtland and LaSalle in a restaurant – Rivoire, Piazza della Signoria 5, Florence, Italy.

Courtland revisits the church where he first met his wife and encounters her lookalike Sandra (Geneviève Bujold) – Basilica di San Miniato al Monte, Via delle Porte Sante 34, Florence, Italy

The church interior – Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta, Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, Italy.

The panorama of Florence from the Basilica di San Miniato al Monte

Courtland following Sandra on a bridge – Ponte Santa Trinita, Florence, Italy. The first view is toward the Ponte alla Carraia, and the second one is toward the Ponte Vecchio.

The hospital where Sandra visits her mother – Antico Ospedale San Giovanni di Dio, Borgo Ognissanti 20, Florence, Italy

Courtland following Sandra to the street where she lives – Via dei Girolami, Florence, Italy

Courtland and LaSalle’s hotel exterior – Ospedale degli Innocenti, Piazza della Santissima Annunziata 12, Florence, Italy

Courtland having lunch with Sandra – La Loggia, Piazzale Michelangelo 1, Florence, Italy

Courtland walking with Sandra – Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy

Sandra's apartment – Via dei Girolami 18, Florence, Italy

Sandra tells Courtland the story of Dante and Beatrice – Palazzo Comunale, Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, Italy.

The cemetery – Still searching for this location

The church where Courtland and Sandra planning to have their wedding – St. Louis Cathedral, 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, Louisiana.

LaSalle’s house – St. Charles Avenue at Audubon Place, New Orleans, Louisiana.

The bank – Hibernia National Bank, 313 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

The airport – Los Angeles International Airport, 1 World Way, Los Angeles, California. Many thanks to Tom for this information.

See also...


Vertigo

Don't Look Now

5 comments:

  1. I'm a broken record, but thanks for the great work on the Italian movie locations.

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  2. Hi! Still searching for the cemetery location? Porte Sante "Holy Gates", monumental cemetery around the San Miniato al Monte basilica, Florence (see above).
    Greetings from Florence

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    1. I was there and tried to find it but I didn't see exactly the same section, only the similar ones.

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  3. Hello! Thanks for sharing the Obsession film locations; I've wondered about some of these for years.

    The airport location is Los Angeles International Airport. Check out the last picture here:

    http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/tag/lax/

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