Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Hoodoo and the lost city

M. and I watched The Skeleton Key, a middling thriller starring Kate Hudson. It's the usual "Don't go up those stairs! Don't open that door!" sort of plot, but what gives it its twist--more than the conjured Hoodoo atmosphere that the movie tries to evoke and the echoes of Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby--is the thought that it must have been the last movie partly filmed in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina.

It's like looking at pre-war Berlin or something. We will not see those street scenes again.

Cat Yronwode, owner of Lucky Mojo, was the hoodoo consultant.

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Blogger Chas S. Clifton said...

No one has posted this yet to the Internet Movie Database "goofs" page for this movie, but as a former VW Bug owner, I could not help but notice that while Kate Hudson drives a Bug, the engine noise on the soundtrack is definitely not coming from the old air-cooled VW engine!

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