From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
“Footsteps in the Fog is must reading for all true obsessives of Hitchcock and the San Francisco Bay area, and what movie fan isn't? The chapter on Vertigo plunges us into the heart of the director's masterpiece. You don't just read this book, you live and breathe it. Jeff Kraft and Aaron Leventhal make it great fun to play lost-and-found in Hitchcock's San Francisco. The book they've created is unique, haunting, and indispensable.” —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Like many people, I'm hooked on the idea of finding famous movie locations in ‘real life.’ I can't think of a better subject for such a pursuit than Hitchcock and San Francisco.” —Leonard Maltin, film critic and historian
“Footsteps in the Fog doesn't just retrace Hitchcock's footsteps entertainingly, and with an eye for details that bring back some of cinema's most classic chills, it's also an invaluable time capsule. The contrast between what was and what is made me want to book the next flight to California, so I could see Hitchcock's San Francisco for myself before any more of it disappears!” —Bob Mondello, NPR
“As haunting as its evocative title, Footsteps in the Fog: Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco shows us exactly what locations the great director used to create what might be the most elegantly spooky vision of an American city ever put on film.” —Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“Footsteps in the Fog is a particular gem that not only makes Hitchcock alive with the breathing presence of San Francisco—but makes San Francisco alive with the ghost of Hitchcock movies. The book is a pleasure from start to finish.” —Mick LaSalle, author of Dangerous Men and Complicated Women: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood
“Beyond merely categorizing everything about their beloved city, Kraft and Leventhal let their love of the director's movies break through the mist.” —Premiere Magazine