This unusual book came across my desk recently:
From the big-screen adaptation of the stage classic A Streetcar Named Desire to the Elvis Presley musical King Creole, many well-known films have a special connection with the Big Easy, and this user-friendly guide explores the integral role of New Orleans in American film history.
World Film Locations: New Orleans features essays that reflect on the city’s long-standing relationship with the film industry. Among the topics discussed are popular depictions of Hurricane Katrina on film, the prevalence of the supernatural in New Orleans cinema, and recent changes to city ordinances that have made New Orleans even more popular as a film destination….
The historic neighbourhoods and landmarks of New Orleans have provided the backdrop for some of the most memorable moments in film history, and World Film Locations: New Orleans offers fans a guided tour of the many films that made the city their home.
This reminds me of the period when we were gearing up to move to New Orleans, and E was gorging on every movie she could determine had been filmed there. I suppose this book would have saved her a lot of research effort? Although given how many of the flicks in the book we actually ended up seeing, I have to say, she did a rather good job without it!
More on the book at: Intellect Ltd.
PS Don’t forget: All author proceeds from Letters From New Orleans (which is all about what happened after we watched all those movies) go to the awesome Neighborhood Story Project, as described here.