Louisiana story

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Publisher:
Home Vision Cinema,
Pub. Date:
[2003]
Language:
English
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Documentary film pioneer Robert Flaherty's last feature is his most beautifully photographed work, but it also proved to be his most controversial as well. Sponsored by Standard Oil, the film can be seen as a paean to the minimal effect an oil company can have on the wilderness it seeks to exploit. Flaherty also picked a cast of amateur players to act out a simple story of a young Cajun boy (Joseph Boudreaux) and his parents living in Louisiana's magnificent bayou country almost side-by-side with a huge oil derrick, so the film's status as a nonfiction film has been challenged. The boy is at first disturbed by the clanging machinery, but the workers at the derrick soon show him the benefits of their labors and promise to leave the land unscathed when they've finished drilling. Aside from the arguable message the film's sponsor promotes, Flaherty's film is a continuation of his lifelong exploration of man's relationship to his natural environment, in such films as Nanook of the North and Man of Aran. ~ Tom Wiener, Rovi
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Grouping Titlelouisiana story
Grouping Authorlopert films
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auth_author2Bienvenu, E., Mrs.
Boudreaux, Joseph.
Durant, Helen.
Flaherty, Frances Hubbard.
Flaherty, Robert Joseph, 1884-1951.
Hardy, Frank.
LeBlanc, Lionel.
Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985.
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989.
author2-roleBienvenu, E.,Mrs.
Boudreaux, Joseph.
Durant, Helen.
Flaherty, Frances Hubbard.
Flaherty, Robert Joseph,1884-1951.
Hardy, Frank.
Home Vision (Firm)
LeBlanc, Lionel.
Lopert Films.
Ormandy, Eugene,1899-1985.
Philadelphia Orchestra.
Robert J. Flaherty Productions (Firm)
Standard Oil Company.
Thomson, Virgil,1896-1989.
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display_descriptionThrough the eyes of a young Cajun boy living on the Bayou. Tells the story of disruption and change when an oil rig brings industry into his pristine world.
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subject_facetBayous -- Louisiana -- Drama
Cajuns -- Drama
Documentary-style films
Drama
Feature films
Louisiana -- Social life and customs -- Drama
Oil industries -- Drama
Oil well drilling rigs -- Louisiana -- Drama
Video recordings
title_displayLouisiana story
title_fullLouisiana story [videorecording] / Lopert Films, Inc. a Robert J. Flaherty Productions, Inc. ; producer, Robert J. Flaherty ; writers, Robert J. Flaherty, Frances Flaherty ; director, Robert J. Flaherty ; [Standard Oil Co.]
title_shortLouisiana story
topic_facetBayous
Cajuns
Oil industries
Oil well drilling rigs
Social life and customs
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