An Interest in Women: The Bellocq Brothers' Catholic New Orleans

Paul Harvey

At Killing the Buddha, our contributor Michael Pasquier has posted his first documentary production: "An Interest in Women: The Bellocq Brothers' Catholic New Orleans."

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Art Remillard said…
Pardon my hackneyed observations, but Flannery O’Connor came to mind when watching this. “If I had to live in a city I think I would prefer New Orleans to any other—both Southern and Catholic and with indications that the Devil's existence is freely recognized.” Perhaps she was drawn to N.O. because it was so much like her fiction, a living contrast of sin and redemption; faith and doubt; horror and grace.

Second, I thought of ongoing discussions on new ways of doing scholarship. As Mike illustrates, rising scholars might very well need to develop new skill sets. Or, maybe collaboration is the way to go.

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