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Old 10-05-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta native 40 years too long
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I'm an atlanta native and love southern cities and architecture.

I am very fond of seeing new orleans and LA/bayou scenery in movies and wonder if anybody knows of any movies that show a lot of that.

So far I know of "runaway jury" , "the skeleton key" and that clint eastwood cop movie.

A few movies have a little New Orleans/LA scenery such as forrest gump, live and let die.

Any suggestions?
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:14 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Deja Vu with Denzel Washington and some movie that came out last year with streetcars exploding and flying down Canal Street. Stay alive has a little scenery in it as well.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:10 PM
 
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I'm an atlanta native and love southern cities and architecture.

I am very fond of seeing new orleans and LA/bayou scenery in movies and wonder if anybody knows of any movies that show a lot of that.

So far I know of "runaway jury" , "the skeleton key" and that clint eastwood cop movie.

A few movies have a little New Orleans/LA scenery such as forrest gump, live and let die.

Any suggestions?
Going back a ways, to the 60s, "Easy Rider" was shot mostly in La. There are some good scenes in the uniquely New Orleans style cemeteries and a very young Jack Nicholson.

Further back (late 50s, I think) there is "King Creole" where you can see Elvis moodily sulking around the French Quarter and out at a camp (weekender) on a bayou.

Also in the 50s is "Panic in the Streets" where Richard Widmark tracks down a bubonic plague carrier...this one is good for shots of the Port of New Orleans when it was a genuine working port and Canal St is featured too.

Later you can catch Dennis Quaid smirking a lot while calling everyone "cher" (nobody I know has ever done that, and I'm 5th generation!) in "The Big Easy". Again, mainly the Quarters and bayous.

"Angel Heart" features Mickey Rourke being all violent and confused in the same Quarters and on a bayou...this one is really gruesome but the La scenery is quite beautiful

Oliver Stone's "JFK" (about our old DA, Jim Garrison...yeah, the same one who became obsessed with proving Oswald was not the lone assassin) shows a lot more of the neighborhoods...Uptown neighborhoods, that is.

"Pretty Baby" with a very young Brooke Shields (I think) was set at Coliseum House (on St Charles Ave) standing in for a bordello.

These are right off the top of my head; I'm sure I'll remember many more as soon as I stop typing.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Atlanta native 40 years too long
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thanks everybody. I'm surprised I forgot JFK. I'll watch all those.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:36 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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What about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Never saw it but it might have some NOLA scenery.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:10 AM
 
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"A Love Song for Bobby Long," was filmed all over the city and, curiously, a good bit of it on the west bank near Algiers Bend. That's not a common location for filming.

In addition, it's a very good movie.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:58 PM
 
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"Pelican Brief" had a few scenes around the FQ. Part of it was also filmed in Checkpoint Charlie's...I think...on Frenchmen. I've been trying to find more as well, but I don't get the chance to watch many movies these days.
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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I just did a search at www.imdb.com; there's a movie from 1947 called "New Orleans." That may have a scene or 2 in it.
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:17 AM
 
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Angel Heart with Lisa Bonet
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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Interview with a Vampire
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