Fake festival!The balloons look real.The moods of the people look kind offake.This is so fun to see your photos.sas
Those are fake balloons. I don't know what movie they are making... didn't have "HBO" anyplace. To me, the overall scene was bizarre. thanks & love, sp
At the risk of appearing stupid: "fake balloons"? My mind is reeling!
Hi Rick, I was just teasing my sister. There is an extremely distinct difference between actual Louisiana festivals, as opposed to media renditions of Louisiana festivals. For example, (and I admit I do not know what movie is being produced in this example) it seems acceptable to the moviemakers to blend together some sort of midwestern county-fair feeling with a morphed Tulane-for-LSU setting on a middle of winter sunny day. Heaven only knows what the sound track will be. We like that the film industry is working more and more in New Orleans, because it boosts the economy and is sometimes kind of exciting. But the end product of their work, when the fictional setting is supposed to be New Orleans, almost always misses the mark, on TV and in the movies. The best quality has been HBO's Treme, but because Katrina hits so close to the bone with those of us who lived through it, even that seems to have somewhat of a fairy-tale quality to it. Mixing together reality and literature can be uncomfortable if it's about you. (Long explanation about the fake balloons!) thanks, sp
Probably, movie makers think authenticity won't sell good, so they 'd fabricate instead, something that can touch a larger audience - and bring in more cash!
Good point psephis! It can be a little worrisome since audiences are so impressionable. thanks very much, sp
It turns out this might have all been for a Miley Cyrus movie. A classic I'm sure! sp