Friday, 29 February 2008

Cannes flicks

For those heading to Cannes this May, two films that look set to unspool on the Croisette are Indiana Jones And The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull and the Coens brothers' Washington-set comedy/drama Burn Without Reading starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton and Frances McDormand, which sees Joel and Ethan working for the first time in an age without their usual cinematographer Roger Deakins. He's been replaced by Emmanuel Lubezki, who's no slouch behind the camera, with credits including Sleepy Hollow, Ali, A Little Princess, Children Of Men and The New World. He's also, officially, the nicest man in the world. Take it from me.

3 comments:

Stram said...

Well, i guess it's good news then! Another Coens brother's movie is always good news anyway. What is the story?
Speacking of Cannes, have you ever been there? I wanted to go this year, but it's unfortunatly during my exams....

Mark Salisbury said...

I've been to Cannes eight or nine times, for a variety of publications, beginning with the year Pulp Fiction won, but I haven't been since 2004. Too many great moments to mention here, but one that springs to mind is seeing a little Brazilian film called City Of God at its first ever screening, with an audience of no more than 30, not knowing anything about it, and being totally blown away...

Gerard said...

Wow, I'd not have thought Burn After Reading would debut so soon. Happy news indeed!