Meeting San Francisco, Part 1: The Golden Gate Bridge

Mark Bousquet:

Hi all. I’ve started a new blog to cover my non-review writing. The address is themarkbousquet.com, and my first series of essays covers my recent trip to San Francisco. Please feel free to give the new site a look and let e know what you think. Thanks, all!

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Esmeralda picked me up just after six. It was still dark, already warm, and the burning trees of the Yosemite Rim Fire sat in the air. We had a four hour trek ahead of us on our journey from Reno to San Francisco, and-

I’m getting ahead of myself.

Dirty Harry. Monk. Bullitt. Vertigo. Full House. William Gibson’s Bridge Trilogy. 48 Hours. Maltese Falcon. The Rock. Mrs. Doubtfire. The Joy Luck Club. On the Road. McTeague. Basic Instinct. Tales of the City. Nash Bridges. Pacific Heights. The Presidio. So I Married An Axe Murderer. The Towering Inferno. The Streets Of …

San Francisco.

Is there any American city that feels so known to people who haven’t visited it as San Francisco? There are more movies, novels, television shows set in New York, but the Big Apple is so large that it becomes almost generic, I think. Studios shoot movies in…

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