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#195 Louisiana Story

(1948, Robert J. Flaherty)

We’ve seen the work of Robert J. Flaherty before with Nanook Of The North, a film often credited with being a documentary despite being almost entirely fictional. Here’s another one, Louisiana Story, often credited with being another of Flaherty’s documentaries, although this is more overtly fictional. Is it still as interesting as Nanook?

Louisiana Story is about a young Cajun boy named Alexander Napoleon Ulysses Le Tour (Joseph Bordreaux), who lives out his days in bliss on the bayous of Louisiana. Adventure comes in the form of oil drillers who set up shop in the inlet behind Alexander’s family home.

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