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In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, a sailboat makes its way past Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. San Francisco has a long history as a favorite site for filmmakers and the movie buffs who want to see the spots where their favorite scenes took place, from Fort Point under the Golden Gate Bridge where Jimmy Stewart saved Kim Novak in "Vertigo" to the steps of City Hall, where Sean Penn gave an impassioned speech in "Milk," to Alcatraz, stage for Clint Eastwood and many others.

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Rock, bridge, bay: San Francisco's movie landmarks

Filled with iconic landmarks, breathtaking scenery and a wide range of locations, San Francisco has a long history as a favorite site for filmmakers — and the movie buffs who want to see the places where their favorite scenes were filmed.

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