The Conversation - A Breakthrough
Then ... Back at his workshop Caul continues to tweak the recorded conversation. He's particularly frustrated by one garbled comment that he can't quite make out but after running it through a customized filter, bingo! ... the words suddenly become coherent.
... and Now, this location, Suite 360, 1616 16th Street in Potrero Hill, has been described in detail in an earlier post. In the matching shot today at the back corner of the Dara Rosenfeld Design studio the two major alterations are the partitioning wall incongruously terminating mid-window and the earthquake-protecting steelwork.
In his mind's eye he pictures the moment as he hears the words ... "He'll kill us if he got the chance". His worst fears are realized; the lives of this young couple are in danger!
Then ... What to do? He's consumed with guilt and so, a practicing catholic, he seeks the confessional to tell the priest he has sinned, he has put lives at risk and what's more not for the first time.
... and Now, this was filmed in St. Patrick’s Church at 756 Mission Street (map). We see in this recent matching photo that Caul's confessional is still in the same spot but Saints Rita, Therese and Anne have reversed their positions after moving along one pillar to make way for the mounted loudspeakers.
The English Gothic styled church faces Yerba Buena Gardens. St. Patrick’s was founded in 1851 but this building dates to 1914. Dwarfed as it is by the Art Deco styled 'Jukebox' Marriott Marquis Hotel and other high-rises the once-classic structure now looks at best forlorn and at worst completely incongruous.