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Watch: 2-Hour Doc 'Fog City Mavericks' Doc Talks San Francisco Directors, Features Coppola, Spielberg, Lucas, Eastwood, More

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Often overshadowed by the blinding lights of Hollywood just a few hours south, San Francisco is a city with a long cinematic legacy. In fact, it was there that Eadweard Moybridge invented stop-motion photography (to photograph a horse’s gallop), and then the zoopraxiscope, the first ever motion picture projection device. A century later, San Francisco would be the home base for some of the most influential cinematic auteurs in American history: George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola, among others. Today, the city has become a hot spot of innovation, with much of the tech world settled just south of the city proper. But it hasn’t lost its cinematic leanings, with more and more animation studios taking root in the city. Read More: Watch: Short Doc ‘Vision Of A Future Passed: The Prophecy Of 2001’ All of this and much more is featured in the hyper-prolific Gary Leva’s feature-length 2007 documentary “Fog City Mavericks, »

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