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    Friday, April 28, 2006

    Cannes Confirmation

    Here is an article titled "Dreamgirls Peek is Nightmare for Cannes Purists" that confirms that Dreamgirls will be at Cannes. They are showing a 20 minutes clip of the film. However, what I found interesting about the article is that the "purists" of Cannes are going to be angry because they feel like Cannes has been catering to big hollywood movies. I understand their anger or reluctance but I also think that just because you have a big budget and lots of Hollywood backing does not automatically mean that your movie will be crap. If anything Cannes should be a place that all movies can be judged, big budget and indie alike. However, I thnk once they see th eclip those purists will forget why they are angry. Anyway, here is an excerpt of the article:

    Cannes organisers are to screen 20 minutes of Dreamgirls, starring Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx, next month - a move likely to further incense purists who fear the festival is abandoning its artistic roots and kowtowing to Hollywood's commercial mandate.

    Cannes' prestigious annual line-up attracts the biggest critics in the world and enjoys blanket media coverage, providing Hollywood executives with a gilt-edged promotional opportunity for upcoming releases.

    The excerpt from Bill Condon's Broadway adaptation, which stars Knowles as part of a 1960s soul trio and is supposedly loosely based on the story of the Supremes, will be the third of its kind to play on the Croisette next month.

    Already scheduled are segments of Oliver Stone's 9/11 epic World Trade Center, starring Nic Cage, and Irwin Winkler's Iraq war drama Home of the Brave, which stars rapper 50 Cent, Samuel Jackson and Jessica Biel.
    Dreamgirls wrapped two weeks ago and is set to open in US cinemas on December 21.

    To read the rest of the article just follow the source link.

    Source: Guardian Unlimited

    Comments on "Cannes Confirmation"


    Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:42 AM) : 

    why are they angry?
    They always play big blockbuster @ cannes
    Last year they overpromote the last star war


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