Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Cajun Test

I get very frustrated with hollywood movies that try to depict the Cajun way of life...and always get it wrong. Recently I saw one with Ed Asner in it. And actually, he was the only one that came close to getting the accent right. The rest of the actors sounded more like they were from Alabama, not Louisiana.

Even though I am not into the TV show, Swamp People, if you want to know what a real Cajun sounds like, watch it. Those people are actual Cajuns, and Pierre Part is a real place.

I just learned there is a test—yes you heard me, a test—to tell if you're ready to make a movie about Cajun country. I found it on The Impatient Cajun's blog. Go ahead, take the test. It's easy if you're from Louisiana. If  not, just enjoy the fun.

Incidentally, my book, The Legend of Ghost Dog Island, is set in Cajun Country in the 1950s. Played by real Cajuns. I garontee!


Kittie Howard said...

I couldn't agree more! It's a rare day TV or Hollywood gets anything right about LA. I personally find it all insulting!

Gonna check out your book.

Rita Monette, Writer said...

Thanks for stopping by, Kittie.