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bobbycsoundtv My #Oscar collection. I'd like to thank the #academy for noticing my awesome #sanfrancisco #fogcitymavericks #California #Hollywood 2w

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sidpabardo Over the years The Bay Area's shared some links to England, including the London Fog, and Alfred Hitchcock, who enjoyed our fog's "mystique." Another is English photographer Eadweard Muybridge. While already successful as a San Francisco bookseller, he would go on to nearly escape death, gain fame for photos of California's Yosemite and panorama's of San Francisco, killed a man point blank, and later became the Father of the Motion Picture.
In 1860 while leaving San Francisco he was in an accident where he was flung from his stage coach hitting his head on a rock, awoke in a hospital where he spent the next 3 months. He took up Photography at the suggestion of his physician, and in 1972 at magnate and Mayor Leland Stanford's Farm he settled an age-old debate, of whether or not a horse at any point in its gait has all 4 feet off the ground. He set up a series of 24 cameras, tripped by wires, which showed once and for all that at some point the magnificent animal does indeed soar off the ground. This image, along with the Muybridge's 1879 zoopraxiscope is the genesis of modern motion pictures and to this day, films are shot at 24 frames-per-second.
Any film fan owes a nod to Muybridge, and the precursor to motion pictures, the zoetrope - and the SF/Muybridge/Film connection doesn't stop there. SF Native son Francis Ford Coppola wrote the screenplay for "The Godfather" in North Beach's Cafe Trieste, around the corner of what is now the building for his company American Zoetrope. Coppola shares a distinction of a life-changing accident along with Muybridge and another Native son, George Lucas, a race car enthusiast who also was in an accident in which his Bianchina flipped over, and who's Presidio Industrial Light & Magic property this statue is located upon. All 3 SF Sons changed motion picture storytelling and continue to influence Bay Area visionaries and filmmaking. If you get a chance I highly, highly recommend checking out the documentary "FogCityMavericks", narrated by SF's Peter Coyote [of Ken Burns fame], look for it.
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  •   bornblu65 Interesting 3w
  •   sidpabardo @tjpp_ @aaronamat Thank You 3w
  •   sidpabardo @bornblu65 Yeh, if you get a chance to watch " Fog City Mavericks" it tells a better story. This little area represents some film icons, including the late Robin Williams, and Charlie Chaplin who started the studio United Artists here. I believe the tube that made television possible was also invented here. Given the honor to Muybridge I'm sure George Lucas is proud of the Bay Area History, I am as well 3w
  •   bornblu65 @sidpabardo very cool. I shall check it out. 3w
  •   sidpabardo I'll be there soon @metphotostudio, only been to NY once back in August 2001, and excited to visit some world class museums. Any exhibits in particular you recommend to a Film/Photograph enthusiast? 1w
  •   metphotostudio The Met has a Carleton Watkins exhibit going on now that's really nice, as well as the Salgado exhibit at @icp. Also Leibovitz at the NY Historical Society. Make sure to check the NY Times museum & gallery listings upon your arrival! 1w
  •   icp Thanks, @metphotostudio. Our neighbors @nypl just opened their first retrospective survey of photography, which is also worth checking out. 1w
  •   sidpabardo Wow, Thanks @metphotostudio & @icp. I'd like to think SF does well with only a fraction of the space of other cities, but I'm pretty excited to be visiting some world class museums and locations. 6d

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  •   _bestdayever_ @sidpabardo have u seen the trailer for Star Wars episode VII? Youtube it when u get a chance. It releases 2015! 3w
  •   sidpabardo Just saw @_bestdayever_, can't wait, this and Jurassic World. As a millennial I get why theaters and filmgoers are changing, but as a film fan I wish for movies like this, a national event, that people anticipate and line up to see, together, like Dark Knight, Lord of the Rings and The Matrix. Even though they're sequels I hope to see the resurgence of truly great American films. We need to raise the IQ of the American audience, we can do better than the stuff we been doing, and we should. Like everything else The Bay and George Lucas is leading the way, continuing his 9-Film Saga 3w
  •   _bestdayever_ @sidpabardo i hear ya! Haven't seen any note worthy films as of late but... I did watch a movie on demand this weekend that was written & directed by John Favreau (director of Iron Man)... It's a must see movie for those who are into smart/funny comedies about career, food, love & parenting... Stars include Robert Downy Jr., Dustin Hoffman, John Leguizamo, Robert Platt, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansen and the John Favreau who plays the main character... Look it up if your interested... "Chef" 3w

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houseofoneculture Cinematic legend and Bay Area native (and a hero of mine), Russ Meyer. The guy was such a pervert--I *love* it, LOL! And that pervy passion bled into his work--he did *his* films *his* way! I embody that same spirit!! I created oneculture in order to provide an alternative to the status quo. #RussMeyer #bayarea #FasterPussycatKillKill #FogCityMavericks #oneculturedenim #japaneseselvedge #sfmade #undergroundart #mensstyle 3mon

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grzzwall415 #fogcitymavericks @www.fogcitymaverick.com 1y

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montecristo530 Timely, in more ways than one... #CaliforniaTheatre #FogCityMavericks 1y

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kingsosolid CHECK OUT @FOGCITYMAVERICKS ON ITUNES AND SUPPORT US BY GETTIN THE NEW ALBUM!!!! #savagesessions #fogcitymavericks #itunes #official 2y

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gcgraphics #fogcitymavericks #official #tshirt taking pre orders $25 support your local artists and keep our #music alive! #localarist #bayareahiphop #insyagram #dopestshirts #underground #fighterjets 2y

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gcgraphics #starting to #edit for #fogcitymavericks #comando #video #sanfrancisco to #vacaville #carnaval #weekend. If u like #music and are a #follower like our music. Thanks for your support 2y

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