Saturday, August 26, 2017

Greetings from the Golden Gate Bridge, where Cassam Looch prefers to see destruction over artistry in the movies

From Retiring Guy's postcard collection

7 Great Movie Moments Featuring the Golden Gate Bridge.  (The Culture Trip, 5/19/2017)
Not sure how old Cassam is, but it sounds as though he's going on 12. As the video below shows, the bridge is often seen as a soft target for filmmakers eager to show global destruction. Just like the London skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge is so recognisable that audiences all over the world will know just what it means to see it attacked..

The glaring omission.

Related reading:
Great Movies:  Vertigo.  (Roger Ebert, 10/13/1996)
Vertigo is named the 'greatest film of all time'.  (BBC News, 8/2/2012)
The Critical Transformation Of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.  (Birth.  Movies.  Death. 3/16/2015)
Is Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller Vertigo really the best film ever made?  (The Telegraph, 4/19/2016)
Why did “Vertigo” beat out “Citizen Kane” as Greatest Film in the 2012 Sight & Sound Poll.  (Screen Prism, 9/7/2017

Not strictly a one-hit wonder, the Toys scored a modest follow-up hit to "A Lover's Concerto" with "Attack", which debubted on the Billboard Hot 100 at # for the week ending December 18, 1965.  It spent 9 weeks on the chart, peaking at #18.

Other greetings:
San Francisco Bay Area.  (8/26/2017)
San Francisco.  (8/26/2017)
Downtown San Diego.  (7/9/2016)
San Diego.  (6/25/2017)
San Bernadino, California.  (6/23/2017)
Sacramento Municipal Auditorium.  (6/18/2017)
Weinstock Lubin Department Store, Sacramento.  (6/17/2017)
Sacramento.  (6/17/2017)
Pasadena.  (6/14/2017)
Lake Merritt, Oakland.  (6/13/2017)
Oakland, California.  (6/12/2017)
Greyhound Bus Terminal, Los Angeles (6/11/2017)
Coffee Dan's, Hollywood.  (6/11/2017)
Brittingham's Radio Center Restaurant, Hollywood.  (6/10/2016)
Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel.  (6/9/2017)
Pershing Square, Los Angeles.  (6/8/2017)
Fox Carthay Circle Theater, Los Angeles.  (6/7/2017)
Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood.  (6/4/2017)
Hotel Teris, Los Angeles.  (6/1/2016)
Broadway in Los Angeles.  (5/31/2017)
Los Angeles Civic Center.  (5/30/2017)
Southern California palm-lined street.  (5/29/2017)
Downtown Los Angeles.   (5/24/2017)
Giant Springs, Great Falls, Montana.  (5/23/2017)
Hollywood Boulevard.  (5/22/2017)
Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.  (5/21/2017)
Brown Derby, Hollywood.  (5/20/2017)
Southern California.  (5/20/2017)
Mojave Desert (Joshua trees).  (5/20/2017)
Rose Hill Motel in Mena, Arkansas.  (5/20/2017)
Will Rogers Ranch.  (5/20/2017)
Grauman's Chinese Theater.  (5/18/2017)
Hollywood Boulevard.  (5/18/2017)
Barstow, California.  (5/17/2017)
California.  (5/14/2017)
Parklabrea Towers, L.A.  (5/14/2017)
La Jolla Children's Pool.  (5/13/2017)
Los Angeles.  (5/11/2017)
Laguna Beach, California.  (5/10/2017)
California.  (5/9/2017)
Los Angeles.  (5/9/2017)
California.  (5/8/2017)
Pomona College, Claremont, California.  (5/7/2017)
La Jolla, California.  (5/6/2017)
Hope, Arkansas.  (5/4/2017)
Bakersfield, California.  (5/3/2017)
Little Rock, Arkansas.  (5/1/2017)
California.  (4/28/2017)
Little Rock, Arkansas.  (4/19/2017)
Superstition Mountain, Arizona.  (4/15/2017)
Tucson, Arizona.  (4/12/2017)
Phoenix, Arizona.  (4/8/2017)
Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah.  (4/8/2017)
Dothan, Alabama.  (4/5/2017)
Mobile, Alabama.  (4/5/2017)
Anniston, Alabama.  (3/29/2017)

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