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HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

Devils Slide, San Mateo County: Highway 1.

El Granada, San Mateo County: Pillar Point Harbor.

Fort Baker, Marin County: Vista Point.

Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County: Highway 92.

Pacifica, San Mateo County: Pacifica Pier.

City and County of San Francisco: South of Market. Piers 30-32. Mission District..


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County.

Downtown L.A., Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: Biltmore Hotel.

Malibu, Los Angeles County: Floris Heights. Filaree Heights. Paradise Cove.

Pasadena, Los Angeles County: Pasadena City Hall.

Newhall, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County: Disney's Golden Oak Ranch.

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The wedding reception was filmed at the Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles.
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This was shot somewhere in Southern California, but which road is it?
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This view of the Golden Gate Bridge is from Vista Point above Fort Baker, Marin County.
All of the Bay Area footage was done by a second-unit crew in September 2003.
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This is the back driveway of the Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.
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Also shot at the Biltmore Hotel.
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I'm not sure about this location....
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This is a Public Storage facility, but where is it actually located?
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The Bay Bridge is viewed from approximately Harrison or Folsom Street near 1st Street, South of Market, San Francisco.
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Piers 30-32 on the Embarcadero, San Francisco.
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This is possibly on 16th Street in San Francisco's
Mission District. Can anyone confirm?
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This view is possibly above Pacifica, San Mateo County.
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The house is supposed to be at the fictional 34 Bisgrove Street in Pacific County, California, which is meant to be Pacifica, CA. It was really filmed, though, off Floris Heights at Filaree Heights in Malibu.
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This composite shot overlooks northbound Highway 1,
just south of Pacifica, San Mateo County.
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The Rev. Herschell Harkins Memorial Pier (usually known as Pacifica Pier) was built in 1973. It's on Beach Boulevard in Pacifica.
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This pier is at Paradise Cove, 28128 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu.
The pier is still standing, but the section to the right of the pier (where the tables are set up) has since been demolished.
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Back in Malibu, many of the telephone poles were added to the neighborhood to make the house slightly less desirable.
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Looking back towards the street in Malibu.
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This composite shows the view from somewhere near Pacifica
looking north towards San Francisco. Where was this shot?
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The top of this telephone pole was shot by second-unit in Pacifica, while the bottom was at the actual house in Malibu.
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This cabin location was filmed at the "Outlaw Shack" at Disney's Golden Oak Ranch, 19802 Placerita Canyon Road in Newhall.
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Another shot of the Malibu house, shrouded in fog.
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Pasadena City Hall, 100 North Garfield Avenue, Pasadena. This scene was filmed at the Euclid Avenue entrance.
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Where was the police station filmed?
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And the hospital?
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Back at Paradise Cove in Malibu. Some of the insert shots here, including that of the floating dead bird, may have been done up north at Pillar Point Harbor in El Granada, Half Moon Bay.
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And back at the main house.
BEHIND-THE-SCENES
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Second-Unit filming in a residential neighborhood in El Granada, San Mateo County.   PHOTO CREDIT: Brena Bailey.

House of Sand and Fog (2003)
CAST: Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ashley Edner, Frances Fisher, Kia Jam, Navi Rawat, Kim Dickens....
WRITER: Andre Dubus III, Vadim Perelman, Shawn Lawrence Otto
PRODUCER: Michael London, Shawn Lawrence Otto, Vadim Perelman, Nina R. Sadowsky, Jeremiah Samuels, Chris Soldo, Stewart Till
DIRECTOR: Vadim Perelman
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Maia Javan
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Roger Deakins
EDITOR: Lisa Zeno Churgin, Dana E. Glauberman
LOCATIONS DEPARTMENT / BAY AREA: Gail Stempler, Stuart Lake
LOCATIONS DEPARTMENT / LOS ANGELES: Andy Keeter, Robert Foulkes, Timothy Falconer, Emre Sonmez, Derek Avila, Judy Heinzen, Pavel Sterba, Leif Tilden


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