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#1 of 32 JohnS



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Posted August 30 2005 - 10:55 AM

since people are saying that New Orleans will never be the same, and won't be rebuilt the same.

Some people never got a chance to see New Orleans personally.
Thankfully I got to see it twice, with pictures.

But I was wondering what are some New Orleans movies that will show what it use to be like, before the storm.

I can think of one.

Love Song for Bobby Long- which shows some nice areas and old style homes.

any one else think of some New Orleans movies??


#2 of 32 Chuck Mayer

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Posted August 30 2005 - 11:41 AM

It'll be rebuilt, as before. Lots of insurance money headed to LA.

Hard Target is a film I've always liked. Guilty pleasure.
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#3 of 32 Kevin Hewell

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Posted August 30 2005 - 12:52 PM

The Big Easy, plus parts of JFK.

#4 of 32 Greg_S_H


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Posted August 30 2005 - 01:37 PM

I was down in New Orleans when the Clint Eastwood movie Tightrope was filmed, but I never saw it. I don't know how much of the city is shown.

#5 of 32 Brandon Conway

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Posted August 30 2005 - 04:27 PM

Not a movie, but there's always New Orleans Square at Disneyland.

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Posted August 31 2005 - 12:30 AM

Does Skeleton Key take place there?

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Posted August 31 2005 - 02:00 AM

First flick that popped into my mind was "Interview w/the Vampire".

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Posted August 31 2005 - 02:53 AM

Panic in the Streets from Fox's Film Noir series was filmed on location in New Orleans.

#9 of 32 Rick Guynn

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Posted August 31 2005 - 04:13 AM

Keep in mind that the french quarter appears to be one the areas to be 'lightly' hit, and that's probably the most often seen area. So that aspect won't really change all that much.


#10 of 32 Raasean Asaad

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Posted August 31 2005 - 06:14 AM

How about Angel Heart?
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Posted August 31 2005 - 09:10 AM

Double Jeopardy.

#12 of 32 Will K

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Posted August 31 2005 - 10:07 AM

Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
The Big Easy (1987)
Pretty Baby
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#13 of 32 Joe Karlosi

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Posted August 31 2005 - 10:12 AM


#14 of 32 Rob Gardiner

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Posted August 31 2005 - 11:13 AM

From the imdb:

http://us.imdb.com/L....Louisiana, USA

Or, scroll down to the "New Orleans" section of this page to see a breakdown by street, landmark, and/or neighborhood:

http://us.imdb.com/L...?Louisiana, USA

#15 of 32 Elizabeth_S



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Posted September 01 2005 - 02:08 AM

Double jeopardy (listed above) is the only one i can think of

#16 of 32 Ray H

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Posted September 01 2005 - 03:26 AM

Doesn't Runaway Jury take place in New Orleans?
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Posted September 01 2005 - 03:35 AM

yeah i was gonna say that Skeleton Key is the most recent, but didn't Morgan Freeman do a movie down there too?

Also, the Pelican Brief is done there.

#18 of 32 Paul McElligott

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Posted September 01 2005 - 08:10 AM

Undercover Blues is all New Orleans.
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#19 of 32 Bill Williams

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Posted September 01 2005 - 08:50 AM

Ironically, John Grisham's original novel/version of "The Runaway Jury" was set in the Gulf Coast in Mississippi and focused on the tobacco court trials, but it wound up being changed to New Orleans and focusing on arms trafficking for the movie version.

And I've been to New Orleans quite a number of times over the years, the last time in summer 2004.
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#20 of 32 Henry Gale

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Posted September 01 2005 - 01:02 PM

I have Mardi Gras Carnival (1898) on laser disc, wish a DVD was available.
Zandalee (1991) is highly recommended for a real taste of the Big Easy.

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