World Film Locations: New Orleans

Edited by Scott Jordan Harris

Edited by Scott Jordan Harris

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

128 pages | 50 color plates | 6 x 9 | © 2012
Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9781841505879 Published August 2012

With more and more filmmakers taking advantage of its rich and varied settings, New Orleans has earned star-studded status as the “Hollywood of the South.” 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. As the most frequently filmed area of New Orleans, the French Quarter is given particular attention in this volume with synopses of scenes shot or set there, including The Big Easy, Interview with the Vampire, and the much-loved Bond film Live and Let Die. Additional synopses highlight numerous other film scenes spanning the city, and all are accompanied by evocative full-color stills.
 
The historic neighborhoods 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.

Contents
Introduction

New Orleans: City of the Imagination
      Jonathan Ray and Scott Jordan Harris
Map of Scenes 1–8: 1938–1958
All That Jazz: New Orleans Jazz Onscreen
      Marcelline Block
Map of Scenes 9–16: 1962–1973
New Orleans: A Supernatural City
      Elisabeth Rappe
Map of Scenes 17–24: 1975–1989
Easy Does It: Mapping the Moral Lapses of New Orleans Noir
      John Berra
Map of Scenes 25–32: 1990–2001
Hollywood South
      Scott Jordan Harris
Map of Scenes 33–39: 2003–2009
After The Levees Broke: Hurricane Katrina Onscreen
      Peter Hoskin
Map of Scenes 40–46: 2009–2011
Pleasure Palaces: A Brief History of New Orleans’s Historic Cinemas
      Pamela C. Scorzin

Resources
Contributor Bios
Filmography
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