“Ferris, he never drives it! He just rubs it with a diaper!”

June 4, 2009

Normally, I really hate it when people post IM conversations on blogs, but this exchange I had with my mom the other day was too awesome to ignore:

3:09 PM mom: so if you have a couple of mil lying around you can buy the highlands park house that was in ferris bueller’s day off. http://www.cinemaspy.com/article.php?id=2466
me: i saw that!
it’s a pretty neat place
3:13 PM mom: just thought i’d check with you to see if you’d be interested
me: haha you gonna pick it up for me, an early christmas present?
mom: right




She was of course referencing Cameron’s house from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (which, really, if you had to follow that link to figure out what movie I’m talking about, I’m very disappointed). The two steel and glass buildings cantilever over the ravine, with views of the surrounding woods.  Unfortunately, at $2.3 million, I will not be relocating anytime soon. Unless, of course, my mom follows through and gives it to me for Christmas. Fingers crossed!


San Francisco still loves Vertigo. A lot.

October 14, 2008

It’s the 50th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, and city that played its own character film wants you to know it.

Shot largely in San Francisco, the movie has inspired dramatic reenactments, tours, screenings— and a new hotel. Sutter Street’s York Hotel— known in the film as the Empire Hotel— will reopen in December as Hotel Vertigo. Tag line: “Equilibrium is overrated.” Extra bonus perk: 24-hour in-room screenings.

Double Down: Two Visions of Vegas

September 11, 2008

Vegas, baby! SFMOMA is preparing a new exhibit when Frida Kahlo leaves at the end of September (seriously, why does that exhibit follow me wherever I go?) and taking its place will be Double Down: Two Visions of Vegas. From September 18, 2008 to January 4, 2009, two recent video works, Olivo Barbieri’s site specific_LAS VEGAS 05 (2005, 13 min.) and Stephen Dean’s No More Bets (2003, 7 min.), will be shown in sequence on facing walls. Barbieri’s photography seriously makes famous landscapes look like toys (those are two of his above), a magical lego-land that’s unsettlingly out of scale.

Keep reading for more on both artist’s and photos of their work

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