A few weeks ago, I alluded to some weekend plans of fog and a prison. Of course, being a San Francisco bay area person, it’ll come as no surprise that I meant I was visiting Alcatraz. My first time! I thought it’d be a group of 30 following a shouting tour guide around a dark creepy prison. But instead, it was a group of several hundred (which is just a small fraction of the day tours!) listening to an audio tour. Well, still very interesting.
Funnily enough, right after this tour, I saw the 1996 movie “the Rock” on tv, which I watched solely to see how it matched up to the tour. The answer: not at all. I think there were about 2 shots actually inside the prison. A few exterior shots, too, of course. And many, many shots of the “secret underground” full of flamethrowers, tunnels, and water chambers (which were sadly not highlighted during the tour).