|Directed by||:||The Spierig Brothers||Produced by||:||Tim McGahan, Brett Tomberlin||Screenplay by||:||Tom Vaughan The Spierig Brothers||Starring||:||Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook||Cinematography||:||Ben Nott||Edited by||:||Matt Villa||Production company||:||Bullitt Entertainment Diamond Pictures|
San Jose dissed in official synopsis for 'Winchester' movie
There's apparently no love for San Jose, the larger stepbrother of San Francisco. Even a movie about San Jose's most famous landmark seems to be distancing itself from the South Bay city.
"On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world," reads the official synopsis included in the press kit for the movie "Winchester." The description is referring, of course, to the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose.
Despite its population of over 1 million people (making it the 10th largest city in America, by the way), San Jose can't seem to get the national name recognition it deserves — not even from a movie set in the South Bay.
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Other cities in the Bay Area have famously struggled to break free of San Francisco's shadow. Remember when Oakland was practically unseen during the broadcast of the Warriors' 2015 playoffs games in favor of shots of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Transamerica Pyramid?
But it doesn't appear that name-dropping the city by the bay is doing "Winchester" any favors, nor is a leading lady performance by Academy Award winner Helen Mirren. The movie has earned a meager 10 percent rating on movie review website Rotten Tomatoes.