Saturday, 11 December 2010

An Encounter with Kerouac and a Bevvy of Classic Cars

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While shuttling our Junior Executive to preschool today, Telstar Logistics encountered a motion picture shoot taking place in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood. Turns out, I'd stumbled onto the set of "On the Road," a new motion picture adaptation of the classic novel by Jack Kerouac.
Kirsten Dunst is in the film, and she may have been hanging out nearby, but we wouldn't have noticed -- we were too transfixed by the visual time-warp, thanks to the fantastic inventory of period-perfect cars on hand to create a scene set in 1949.

Says the San Francisco Examiner:

The production is shooting this week. Filming wraps up Friday. Even though Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” is rich with San Francisco scenes, most of the film was actually shot in Canada, where many productions opt to film to the detriment of San Francisco’s film industry. In recent years, The City has attempted to try and revive the industry with incentives.But just the few days of shooting is seen as a positive. And a driving-away scene being shot this week in San Francisco is said to likely end up as the final scene in the film, which is set for release in 2011.


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