Film

Tavernier Goes South

In 2007 veteran French director Bertrand Tavernier embarked on an economical forty-one-day shoot in New Iberia, Louisiana, just outside New Orleans. The film was In the Electric Mist, starring Tommy Lee Jones and John Goodman, based on the novel In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke. Although Tavernier has visited the USA many times, speaks fluent English, loves westerns and is the author of the books 50 Ans de Cinéma Américain and Amis Américains, a collection of interviews with American film-makers, this was only the second film he had made in the USA. By all accounts…

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