Sometimes there's architecture IN a film, and sometimes architecture is LIKE a film. But sometimes the architecture IS the film: When it rises above just being a thing to see, and becomes a MECHANISM for a WAY of SEEING, that is the Architecture OF Film
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Architecture of: "Dark Passage" 
The picturesque streets of San Francisco, with dramatic views to the Golden Gate Bridge, some nice modernist details, a lovely art-deco-inspired apartment building, (even including some gaudy interior features), and some minor, middle-distance shots showing lonely, many-windowed buildings in the background. While the buildings are hardly notable by themselves, the cranked and crooked exterior viewpoints combined with the safe and homey domestic interiors serve to make palpable for the viewer the Architecture of a.... Dark Passage.