October 11, 2012

Harris Savides' San Francisco

Celebrating the cityscapes of the late cinematographer Harris Savides.

Previously: Los Angeles

San Francisco

From Fincher's obsessively dark land of murder and mystery to the scruffy '70s of Harvey Milk's gay rights revolution, San Francisco through the lens of Savides always focuses on the architecture of the city. Bridges, tunnels and windows make mazes for Michael Douglas in The Game; the Bay Area's network of interconnected cities and suburbs make it impossible for the police to track the Zodiac killer, whose knowledge of puzzles and codes is matched by his mastery of urban design and transportation. The story of Milk is the story of San Francisco--the two are inseparable. The life, death, and legacy of a man and a city. 

The Game (David Fincher, 1997)
Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
Milk (Gus Van Sant, 2008)

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