History UsefulNotes / SanFrancisco

19th Sep '17 6:25:42 PM Nightsky
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In almost any film or TV show, the cable cars will be made to seem almost everywhere, with the stock establishing shot a cable car cresting over a hill lined with Victorian houses while the Golden Gate bridge is framed in the background. Car chases are frequent in TV and film thanks to the hilly streets and neato views (often making a point of going down the famously-winding [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lombard_Street_%28San_Francisco%29 Lombard Street]].) The city is famous for its liberal politics (the [[{{Beatnik}} beats]] and the [[NewAgeRetroHippie hippies]] followed on each other's heels in the mid-20th century), prominent gay population, longtime history as a hub for Chinese immigration, and its reputation for attracting colorful eccentrics who become tolerated or even celebrated in a way they probably wouldn't be anywhere else in America.

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In almost any film or TV show, the cable cars will be made to seem almost everywhere, with the stock establishing shot a cable car cresting over a hill lined with Victorian houses while the Golden Gate bridge is framed in the background. Car chases are frequent in TV and film thanks to the hilly streets and neato views (often making a point of going down the famously-winding [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lombard_Street_%28San_Francisco%29 Lombard Street]].) The city is famous for its liberal politics politics, association with countercultural movements (the [[{{Beatnik}} beats]] and the [[NewAgeRetroHippie hippies]] followed on each other's heels in the mid-20th century), prominent gay population, longtime history as a hub for Chinese immigration, and its reputation for attracting colorful eccentrics who become tolerated or even celebrated in a way they probably wouldn't be anywhere else in America.
9th Sep '17 5:17:54 PM nombretomado
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* Another Disney Channel original series, ''ANTFarm'', which, like ''That's So Raven'', has a black teen girl as the main character, also takes place in San Francisco.

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* Another Disney Channel original series, ''ANTFarm'', ''Series/ANTFarm'', which, like ''That's So Raven'', has a black teen girl as the main character, also takes place in San Francisco.
23rd Aug '17 2:32:47 AM PaulA
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* San Francisco and the nearby area is the primary setting for ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Fire Rose]]'' by Mercedes Lackey, the climax of which occurs during the morning of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1906_San_Francisco_earthquake 1906 earthquake]].

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* San Francisco and the nearby area is the primary setting for ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Fire Rose]]'' ''Literature/TheFireRose'' by Mercedes Lackey, the climax of which occurs during the morning of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1906_San_Francisco_earthquake 1906 earthquake]].
27th Jul '17 10:16:12 PM Gillan1220
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* ''Film/ResidentEvilAfterlife'': Alice mentions that her plane would fly above San Francisco. Although we do not get to see it, she did mention she spotted no signs of life in all the cities in the North American West Coast she passed.





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* The novelization of ''Film/ResidentEvilExtinction'' written by Keith R.A. DeCandido has San Francisco the ground zero for the [[ZombieApocalypse Global T-Virus Pandemic]] after Umbrella fails to eradicate the small number of infected there.


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* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': San Francisco is the capital of the Japanese Pacific States, a country carved out of the former western U.S. and Canada after the Axis won World War II. The city has seen an influx of Japanese citizens and culture in the alternate 1962 it is set in.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Homefront}}'': The final level has the American Resistance and the might of the [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks U.S. military: Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome working]] [[WeAreStrugglingTogether together]] to assault the [[NorthKoreansWithNodongs Korean People's Army]] headquarters there - which they made the city the capital of the [[InvadedStatesOfAmerica New Korean Federation of Occupied America]].
13th May '17 3:54:01 PM nombretomado
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* One season of {{MTV}}'s ''Series/TheRealWorld'' was set in San Francisco. It featured, among others, an aspiring comic artist named Creator/JuddWinick....

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* One season of {{MTV}}'s Creator/{{MTV}}'s ''Series/TheRealWorld'' was set in San Francisco. It featured, among others, an aspiring comic artist named Creator/JuddWinick....
3rd May '17 7:12:12 PM PaulA
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* San Francisco is the primary setting for the first and third books of WilliamGibson's ''Literature/BridgeTrilogy'', ''Virtual Light'' and ''All Tomorrow's Parties'' (the second book, ''Literature/{{Idoru}}'', takes place mostly in Tokyo). The city is depicted as struggling to recover from a massive earthquake (a lot like it was in real life in the early 90s, when the first book was being written), and much of the action takes place in a shantytown constructed on the ruins of the Bay Bridge (from which the trilogy gets its name).

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* San Francisco is the primary setting for the first and third books of WilliamGibson's Creator/WilliamGibson's ''Literature/BridgeTrilogy'', ''Virtual Light'' ''Literature/VirtualLight'' and ''All Tomorrow's Parties'' ''Literature/AllTomorrowsParties'' (the second book, ''Literature/{{Idoru}}'', takes place mostly in Tokyo). The city is depicted as struggling to recover from a massive earthquake (a lot like it was in real life in the early 90s, when the first book was being written), and much of the action takes place in a shantytown constructed on the ruins of the Bay Bridge (from which the trilogy gets its name).
23rd Apr '17 4:58:58 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* During the Creator/JohnByrne run, ComicBook/WonderWoman operated out of Gateway City, which was pretty much San Francisco in all but name.
1st Apr '17 2:26:16 PM VicGeorge2011
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* [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel's]] first PostCrisis origin was set in San Francisco in Roy Thomas' ''ComicBook/ShazamTheNewBeginning''.
19th Mar '17 9:27:54 AM StFan
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* The Comicbook/{{X-Men}} currently call San Francisco home, and have invited the few remaining mutants to settle there.
** Speaking of X-Men, that whole Alcatraz attack thing in [[Film/XMenTheLastStand the third movie]].

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* The Comicbook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen currently call San Francisco home, and have invited the few remaining mutants to settle there.
** Speaking of X-Men, that whole Alcatraz attack thing in [[Film/XMenTheLastStand the third movie]].
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* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} moved to San Francisco after decades of watching over the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.

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* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} moved to San Francisco after decades of watching over the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'', the monsters duke it out with a giant robot on the Golden Gate Bridge, eventually toppling it.
* ''Disney/BigHero6'' takes place in San Fransokyo, a city that combines elements of San Francisco and Tokyo, complete with streetcars and a slightly altered version of the Golden Gate Bridge.
* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' takes place inside the head of a girl (Riley) who has recently moved to San Fransisco; landmarks show up occasionally but are never given a big role in the plot. E.g. the Golden Gate Bridge can be seen while Riley and her parents drive into the city the first time, and Lombard Street is used as part of an establishing shot before focusing on the emotions of a bus driver stuck in traffic (all variations on Anger, fittingly enough).
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* The chase scene from the film ''Film/TheRock'' is one of the best examples of a car pursuit in that city.
** This might be the best example, because it includes nearly every San Francisco and chase scene stereotype in the span of a few minutes. Obscene wealth (it's a Ferrari chasing a Hummer), the CampGay Hummer owner and hairstylist, a bottled water truck playing the role of a FruitCart, a crashing cable car, a wheelchair race, talking on a cell while driving and a hipster on a dirtbike. Yay!

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* The chase scene from the film ''Film/TheRock'' is one of the best examples of a car pursuit in that city.
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city. This might be the best example, because it includes nearly every San Francisco and chase scene stereotype in the span of a few minutes. Obscene wealth (it's a Ferrari chasing a Hummer), the CampGay Hummer owner and hairstylist, a bottled water truck playing the role of a FruitCart, a crashing cable car, a wheelchair race, talking on a cell while driving and a hipster on a dirtbike. Yay!



* The silly-ass ''Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine'', a 1965 comedy staring Vincent Price, has possibly the longest, silliest ([[DrivingADesk rear-projected]]) car chase ever down San Francisco's Lombard Street - part on location, part green screen, as the antagonists & protagonists switch between on cars, trollies, & even a boat on wheels. Vincent Price makes a great show of looking carsick through it.

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* The silly-ass ''Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine'', a 1965 comedy staring Vincent Price, has possibly the longest, silliest ([[DrivingADesk rear-projected]]) car chase ever down San Francisco's Lombard Street - -- part on location, part green screen, as the antagonists & and protagonists switch between on cars, trollies, & and even a boat on wheels. Vincent Price makes a great show of looking carsick through it.



** San Francisco was one of the first sites of a Kaiju attack in Film/PacificRim, with the bridge being destroyed. In the ExpandedUniverse, Oakland's bay becomes a dumping ground for Kaiju skeletons.
** In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'', the monsters duke it out with a giant robot on the bridge, eventually toppling it.

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** San Francisco was one of the first sites of a Kaiju attack in Film/PacificRim, ''Film/PacificRim'', with the bridge being destroyed. In the ExpandedUniverse, Oakland's bay becomes a dumping ground for Kaiju skeletons.
** In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'', the monsters duke it out with a giant robot on the bridge, eventually toppling it.
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* ''{{Film/Maxie}}''
* ''Disney/BigHero6'' takes place in San Fransokyo, a city that combines elements of San Fransisco and Tokyo, complete with streetcars and a slightly altered version of the Golden Gate Bridge.
* ''Pixar/InsideOut'' takes place inside the head of a girl (Riley) who has recently moved to San Fransisco; landmarks show up occasionally but are never given a big role in the plot. E.g. the Golden Gate Bridge can be seen while Riley and her parents drive into the city the first time, and Lombard Street is used as part of an establishing shot before focusing on the emotions of a bus driver stuck in traffic (all variations on Anger, fittingly enough).

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* %%* ''{{Film/Maxie}}''
* ''Disney/BigHero6'' takes place in San Fransokyo, a city that combines elements of San Fransisco and Tokyo, complete with streetcars and a slightly altered version of the Golden Gate Bridge.
* ''Pixar/InsideOut'' takes place inside the head of a girl (Riley) who has recently moved to San Fransisco; landmarks show up occasionally but are never given a big role in the plot. E.g. the Golden Gate Bridge can be seen while Riley and her parents drive into the city the first time, and Lombard Street is used as part of an establishing shot before focusing on the emotions of a bus driver stuck in traffic (all variations on Anger, fittingly enough).



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-->''Every day so caffeinated,''
-->''I wish they were Golden Gated.''
-->''Fillmore couldn't feel more miles away.''
-->''So wrap me up, return to sender.''
-->''Let's forget this five-year bender.''
-->''Take me to my City by the Bay!''
-->''I never knew all that I had,''
-->''Now Alcatraz don't sound so bad,''
-->''At least they have a hella fine merlot.''
-->''If I could wish upon a star,''
-->''I would hitch a cable car,''
-->''To the place that I can always call my own.''
* And who could forget Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" music video with the local hula group performing a hula they made specifically for the song.

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-->''Every day so caffeinated,''
-->''I
caffeinated,\\
I
wish they were Golden Gated.\\
Fillmore couldn't feel more miles away.\\
So wrap me up, return to sender.\\
Let's forget this five-year bender.\\
Take me to my City by the Bay!\\
I never knew all that I had,\\
Now Alcatraz don't sound so bad,\\
At least they have a hella fine merlot.\\
If I could wish upon a star,\\
I would hitch a cable car,\\
To the place that I can always call my own.
''
-->''Fillmore couldn't feel more miles away.''
-->''So wrap me up, return to sender.''
-->''Let's forget this five-year bender.''
-->''Take me to my City by the Bay!''
-->''I never knew all that I had,''
-->''Now Alcatraz don't sound so bad,''
-->''At least they have a hella fine merlot.''
-->''If I could wish upon a star,''
-->''I would hitch a cable car,''
-->''To the place that I can always call my own.''
* And who could forget Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart In in San Francisco" music video with the local hula group performing a hula they made specifically for the song.



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* ''ArrowAndAce'' is set in a modern San Francisco... if it was half destroyed by an earthquake in 1955.

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* ''ArrowAndAce'' ''Literature/ArrowAndAce'' is set in a modern San Francisco... if it was half destroyed by an earthquake in 1955.






* The DonaldDuck cartoon ''[[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Donald's Diary]]'' is set in a '50s-modern style SF.
* The WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry cartoon ''Cruise Cat'' begins in San Francisco, which is where the cruise ship departs from. As the ship heads out to sea, it is clearly seen passing below the Golden Gate Bridge.
* The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon ''Barbary Coast Bunny'', with WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, is set in Gold Rush-era SF.

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* The DonaldDuck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoon ''[[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts "[[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Donald's Diary]]'' Diary]]" is set in a '50s-modern style SF.
* The WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoon ''Cruise Cat'' "Cruise Cat" begins in San Francisco, which is where the cruise ship departs from. As the ship heads out to sea, it is clearly seen passing below the Golden Gate Bridge.
* The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon ''Barbary "Barbary Coast Bunny'', Bunny", with WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, is set in Gold Rush-era SF.



During the Mexican-American War, San Francisco was peacefully captured with no fighting, struggling or casualties. [[RealityIsUnrealistic Then everyone went out for beer to celebrate.]]

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During ->During the Mexican-American War, San Francisco was peacefully captured with no fighting, struggling or casualties. [[RealityIsUnrealistic Then everyone went out for beer to celebrate.]]]]
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3rd Mar '17 12:15:46 PM JamesAustin
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->''"Whoever after due and proper warning shall be heard to utter the abominable word 'Frisco', which has no linguistic or other warrant, shall be deemed guilty of a High Misdemeanor, and shall pay into the Imperial Treasury as penalty the sum of twenty-five dollars[[note]]Worth about $500 in today's money[[/note]]."''

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->''"Whoever after due and proper warning shall be heard to utter the abominable word 'Frisco', which has no linguistic or other warrant, shall be deemed guilty of a High Misdemeanor, and shall pay into the Imperial Treasury as penalty the sum of twenty-five dollars[[note]]Worth dollars."''[[note]]Worth about $500 in today's money[[/note]]."''money[[/note]]



* Decades before the disaster films of the 70s, the 1936 film ''Film/SanFrancisco'' film tells the story of rival saloon owners, a singer and the 1906 earthquake. The scenes during and after the earthquake are still terrifying to watch today.

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* Decades before the disaster films of the 70s, the 1936 film ''Film/SanFrancisco'' ''Film/{{San Francisco|1936}}'' film tells the story of rival saloon owners, a singer and the 1906 earthquake. The scenes during and after the earthquake are still terrifying to watch today.



* ''MarvelCinematicUniverse/AntMan'' takes place largely in SanFrancisco.
* ''Film/FriscoJenny'' is a 1930s film set in the early 1900s SanFrancisco. The protagonist witnesses the tragic 1906 earthquake that destroyed almost all of the city.

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* ''MarvelCinematicUniverse/AntMan'' ''Film/AntMan'' takes place largely in SanFrancisco.
San Francisco.
* ''Film/FriscoJenny'' is a 1930s film set in the early 1900s SanFrancisco.San Francisco. The protagonist witnesses the tragic 1906 earthquake that destroyed almost all of the city.
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