- Panic in the Streets (1950) - film noir, Elia Kazan, eerily - um - well, just eery after this week (and here's another good review)
- All the King's Men (1949) - well, ya' just gotta see this one, based on Huey Long's rise to power in Louisiana
- Jezebel (1938) - Bette Davis at her young best; out-Scarletts Scarlett
- Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte (1965) - Bette Davis at her old best; and honey, when that head falls out of that box and rolls down the stairs - damn! - it gets me every time!
- Pretty Baby (1978) - Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, Keith Carradine, New Orleans brothel
- Suddenly Last Summer (1959) - most famous for Elizabeth Taylor in that white bathing suit
- WUSA (1970) - really interesting, political film about a right-wing New Orleans radio station; Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward - 'nuff said.
- A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) - even though you've been watching it all week, watch it one more time
- The Big Easy (1987) - well the title alone should tell you what it's about
- Interview with a Vampire (1994) - lots of blood-sucking and filigreed wrought-iron
Sunday, September 04, 2005
New Orleans on the big screen
So I've done my New Orleans and Mississippi booklists, and I thought now would be a good time to begin a list of films set in New Orleans and/or other parts of Louisiana. Here are a few to get you started: