Film Analysis: The Princess And The Frog

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The movie, The Princess and the Frog, is a story told in New Orleans during the 1920s. Tiana, who is African American, is trying to beat the offs by buying herself a restaurant. It was Tiana’s father’s dream of owning a restaurant, but he was unable to accomplish it because of the hardships he and his family faced. The film, for the most part, shows what life was like for those who lived during the 1920s in New Orleans. Being that Tiana’s dream was to open up a restaurant, the importance of food during this time period was shown. When Tiana was little, she and her father cooked a gumbo together and invited the neighbors to eat (The Princess and the Frog, 04:02). In, “The Creole Cookery Book,” there are multiple types of gumbos listed such …show more content…
In the movie it shows an abundance of people traveling to New Orleans by a ferry in order to be able to experience Mardi Gras in New Orleans (The Princess and the Frog, 1:07:23). It also shows a parade going on with big floats decorated in different themes. There are lots of people attending this parade in the movie. Ever since the beginning of Louisiana, Mardi Gras was important to the people. Iberville and Bienville celebrated Mardi Gras on their way to Louisiana when Louisiana was still being explored (Notes, January 22, 2018). Mardi Gras and tourism impacted New Orleans in a huge was.
The movie, The Princess and the Frog, can teach what happened in New Orleans during the 1920s. Although the movie is not a hundred percent accurate, it shows many main points. Food was an important role in New Orleans during the 1920s and continues to be. Jazz is also another important part of New Orleans that was also important during the 1920s. The movie showed how African American and whites were looked at and thought of during this time. It also showed how important Mardi Gras was to these people and how much tourism it attracted. The movie shows a great amount of what happened in New Orleans during the

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