"There is something in that city that is unique in this country. It has a kind of power. It has an authenticity that I think is lacking from most places in this country. It has a sense of history and the people live in the past and the present. It has this -- I remember [Bob] Dylan had a wonderful description of it -- 'New Orleans is one long poem.' Truman Capote said, 'New Orleans is a secret.' There's a sense of place that I think will lend itself over time in a way that the backlot at Paramount never did.
"There is something about New Orleans that is going to inform all our characters, inform the story, the writing, the look of the place, everything. It's inescapable. ... I've been in love with New Orleans for a long time, so to have the opportunity to work there, it's a great gift." -- Jessica Lange, on "AHS" filming in the Big Easy