Monday, November 30, 2015

The Fog (1980)



Another classic from John Carpenter and one of my top 5 films of all time.  A ghost story that brings Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis together on screen (although only for a few minutes) with good atmosphere, scenic locations, and an ominous score. 

The Fog was filmed in Pt. Reyes Station, Inverness, Bodega Bay, Sierra Madre and Hollywood, CA


I visited these locations in November ’11 and just recently in November of ’15.  I went straight from the airport to get there before they closed the gate to walk down to the lighthouse at 4:30.  I made it with literally five seconds to spare.  If you haven’t been, I highly recommend being there at sunset.  It’s really a spectacular sight to see.


The Sea Grass - well, not really




Location: The Fog Title Card
Address: 27000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA

It was recently pointed out to me that this is not the correct location.  Stinson Beach, which is a bit south of Pt. Reyes Beach, is the actual location with a curvier shoreline.  Since it's a nice view, I'll leave it as a placeholder until I get back to the area.

2011


2015




Location: Antonio Bay Market
Address: 2108 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles    Canyon Country Store




2013


2016



Don't buy the OJ!








Location: Antonio Bay Church
Address: 25 East Laurel Ave, Sierra Madre, CA      Episcopal Church of the Ascension































Location: Nick Picks Up Elizabeth
Address: Bear Valley Rd, Pt. Reyes Station, CA

This road is just north of the Olema Farm House Bar/Restaurant where the procession was filmed. The exact location where Elizabeth is picked up is not known.




Here comes Nick...





Location: Andy Finds the Driftwood
Address: Drake's Beach, Inverness, CA

Drake's Beach is about 4 miles before you reach the Pt. Reyes Lighthouse.













Location: Stevie Wayne's House
Address: Sir Francis Drake Blvd just before Argyle St, Inverness, CA











Location: The Dock
Address: 800 Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA

This is part of the Tides Restaurant, which was featured in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963)












Location: The Procession
Address: 1005 CA-1, Pt. Reyes Station, CA















Location: The Drive to The Antonio Bay Lighthouse
Address: Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA

I was not as thorough back in '11 as I am now and I was in a rush to get to the lighthouse this time, so I don't think I got the exact locations that I know some other people have, but here are some shots anyway.

2011









2015






Location: The Antonio Bay Lighthouse
Address: 27000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA    Pt. Reyes Lighthouse

2011



















The long haul back...







2015























Another long haul back...











Location: The Bar
Address: 1005 CA-1, Pt. Reyes Station, CA    Olema Farm House




The pay phone was somewhere around here.




Location: The Fog Rolls In
Address: Pt. Reyes Station, CA




From 30,000 feet




Nick and Elizabeth see The Fog at 11315 CA-1, Pt. Reyes Station, CA





Sandy and Mrs. Williams see The Fog at 11201 Pt. Reyes Station, CA





Location: The Church Cross and Road
Address: 12835 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA

This is very close to Stevie Wayne's house.







Some funky orange moss.










Locations Visited: November 2011, November 2015, March 2016

Still Need to Visit:

"Get through the speeches without yawning" road.  Anyone know the exact location?



4 comments:

  1. "Get through the speeches without yawning" is on Sir Francis Drake Blvd (the exact location looks to be at 38.092582, -122.846517)

    Bing Street View gives a better comparison as their images are taken from the same side of the road as the film.

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