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Re: Southern Comfort Opinions?

Southern Comfort is a movie I've watched, literally, a hundred times or more. It's the boucherie scene that I love the most -- and the fact that most of it was filmed on Pine Island on Caddo Lake in East TEXAS! Shhhh.... Caddo Lake is one of my favorite places to visit -- only 2 1/2 hrs from the DFW Monsterplex. I have a friend, a guy named David Applebaum, who is a guide on Caddo, and was part of the filming crew. David's golden retriever is seen barking and jumping around in the boucherie scene.

So naturally, I love the scenery in Southern Comfort. I agree with Bryan, there's little to analyze in fact. I do like the characters, Spencer, Hardin, Reese, Stucky, Cribs, Casper, and of course, The Trapper. I've been known to quote lines from the movie in casual settings, much to the chagrin of any woman I've ever dated! They just roll their eyes and shake their heads. BUT, I could be hung up on worse movies (and things) like some of my buds... when was the last time someone at a party started quoting dialogue from the frickin' Holy Grail. (Pleeeze, let's not go there, mk?!)

"All laid out for us -- Seven of 'em..."
"There were eight rabbits."
"Did we lose sumbuddy?"
"Just like a steel p***y"
"**** Reese, what kinda women you been hangin' out with?!"


Re: Southern Comfort Opinions?

What little I saw of Southern Comfort reminded me of Deliverance. Neither one portrayed the residents as they really are. Well, maybe with the exception of the kid playing the fiddle on the porch. Kind of reminds me of someone I once saw in the Tampa area. Now the first half of Full Metal Jacket is in a different league. You ain't never been to hell until you graduate from PI or San Diego and know there ain't nothing on this earth worse or harder.
Once a Marine, ALWAYS a Marine. Or Once a Cajun, ALWAYS a Cajun.
Semper Fi!

Re: Southern Comfort Opinions?

Well, Southern Comfort was the first time ever I heard Cajun music, and it blew me away !

If the movie had not included the music, I may not be writing this :-)

I have always thought the movie beeing an awful B-movie, if it haven't been for the last ten minutes ( with the cajun music). I taped it from TV a couple of yeard ago, but I only saved the music part.

/Gunnar in Sweden

The best thing to come out of Southern Comfort

There's a Rolling Stone article on Ry Cooder from years ago in which Dewey Balfa said that after he lost his brothers Will and especially Rodney, he almost gave up music entirely. But when Ry Cooder, the musical director of the film, had him play in the movie, his spirit picked up and he continued to perform another dozen years. So, in a way, that film was important to the continuation of traditional Cajun music.

They don't often get Cajuns right in the movies. David Straithairn does a good accent in Passion Fish. And Adam Hebert is playing in the background of a Charles Bronson-James Coburn picture, Hard Times. I think there is a Nathan Abshire song in the Paul Newman movie The Drowning Pool.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Louisiana movie...

This should start you on the right foot: NFB, National Film Board of Canada. when you do a search on their site, type in "Acadian exile",as they have 2 long documentaries on the subject.
Then there is the CBC. witch is the Canadian Broadcasting tv in Canada and witch has done "many" documentaries on the subject.
Enjoy your search, at lest this is a good start I hope.


Re: Louisiana movie...

IF you are looking for good cajun music in a movie, get BELIZAIRE THE CAJUN, good stuff

Re: Re: Louisiana movie...

I have never seen that movie, I need to.

J'été Au Bal has some good music also.

Jamey Hall's most excellent Cajun Accordion Music Theory

Brett's all new Cajun Accordion Music Theory for all keys!

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