Judging by the way this city is depicted on film, you’d imagine that the most prevalent religion in the Big Easy is Voodoo (spoiler alert, it’s Catholicism). No, we don’t all have a voodoo priestess on hand to give us the good gris gris when we’re struck down by bad mojo. This theme is readily apparent in films as diverse as The Princess and the Frog, The Skeleton Key, and Live and Let Die (though we have to give it to Bond for that alligator hopping scene, which is seriously badass).
Notable offenders: The Princess and the Frog, The Skeleton Key, Live and Let Die, Angel Heart
Watch a movie about New Orleans, and you will never -- and we mean ever -- see a character drive over a pothole, or swerve to avoid one. And yet it remains one of the single biggest gripes about living in this town that locals have, and a constant, frustrating fact of NOLA life. Not kidding, our streets, even in expensive neighborhoods, make post-war Paris look like current-day Stockholm. But you’d never know it, according to the movies.
Notable offenders: Live and Let Die, Deja Vu