World Film Locations: New Orleans
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Intellect is thrilled to announce the publication of World Film Location: New Orleans, the latest volume in our popular film book series.

Part compendium, part guidebook, World Film Locations celebrates the cities behind the iconic scenes. Bringing together concise synopses with longer, more insightful essays, each volume is supplemented with a vast selection of colour photographs and evocative film stills, plus maps identifying their locations within the city. Exploring art house and A-list alike, World Film Locations pays homage to these silent stars of the silver screen, as well as delving into cinema’s powerful ability to shape the world around us.

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-colour stills.

Title info
Full title: World Film Locations: New Orleans
Editors: Scott Jordan Harris
ISBN: 9781841505879
Published by: Intellect | Publication: June 2012
Price: £9.95, $18, €11

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