Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Vertigo -at the mission

Scottie: We're going up and look at the scene of the crime. Come on, Judy!

(They move on through the trap door to the top of the tower)

Scottie: And this is where it happened. The two of you hid back there and waited for it to clear, and then you sneaked out and rode back to town. Is that it? And Madeleine, you were his girl, eh? What happened, Judy? What happened? Did he ditch you? Oh Judy, with all of his wife's money and all that freedom and that power, and he ditched you. What a shame! When he knew it was safe, he knew you couldn't talk, did he give you anything?

Judy: Just some money.

Scottie: ... and the necklace. Carlotta's necklace. There was where you made your mistake, Judy. You shouldn't keep souvenirs of a killing. You shouldn't have been - you shouldn't have been that sentimental. - I loved you so, Madeleine.

The 50th Anniversary of the filming of VERTIGO at OLD MISSION SAN JUAN BAUTISTA will be celebrated with fundraising events the weekend of October 5, 2007 through October 7, 2007.

"It's all there. It's no dream...100 miles south of San Francisco, there's an old mission, San Juan Bautista it's called, and it's been preserved exactly as it was 100 years ago as a museum."

"Scottie" John Ferguson
(Jimmy Stewart's character in Vertigo)

10/05/07, Friday
7:30 pm Showing/Discussion of movie Vertigo - 7:30 pm

10/06/07, Saturday
9:30 am Mass in memory of Mr. Hitchcock and his wife Alma -

10/06/07, Saturday Symposium in the Mission with various guest speakers - in the afternoon

10/06/07, Saturday
6:30 pm Dinner / Silent Auction / Gala Fundraiser at Casa Maria. $125 per person - 6:30 pm
Pat Hitchcock O'Connell and her daughter and family will be attending the gala dinner and they are currently trying to get other movie people related to Hitchcock movies to attend. (7/01/07)

10/07/07, Sunday Vertigo Bus Tour to start at Mission San Juan Bautista with highlights of the movie locations.

For more info click on the title of this post.


WAT said...

And my historical anal side would also focus not just on its immense role in the movie, but its role in California history, with the Spanish Franciscan padres and the poor Native Americans who helped build the damn place.

Junk Thief said...

Are you making an appearance, Gavin, or do you fear that the cops might be on your trail? I may come down from Nob Hill in my green Jag to check it out.

Gavin Elster said...

I may just go. I'd like to see The mission. Its the one location I have not visited. I'm not sure I can afford to take the time off. I'll know more in a few days.
I'd like to know what Patricia thinks of the Harris/Katz restoration.