Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Marilyn - Cannes, 2012

Following on from their tribute to Monica Vitti in L'AVVENTURA in 2009, and Faye Dunaway in PUZZLE OF A DOWNFALL CHILD last year, the Cannes Film Festival has announced it will pay tribute to Marilyn Monroe, who has been selected as the “icon” of the festival for its 65th anniversary. The event’s offical poster shows the star blowing out a birthday cake. In a statement, the festival said: “Fifty years after her death, Marilyn is still a major figure in world cinema, an eternal icon, whose grace, mystery and power of seduction remain resolutely contemporary. Each of her screen appearances sparks the imagination. The festival poster captures Marilyn by surprise in an intimate moment where myth meets reality — a moving tribute to the anniversary of her passing, which coincides with the festival anniversary. She enchants us with this promising gesture: a seductively blown kiss. The festival is a temple of glamour and Marilyn is its perfect incarnation. Their coming together symbolises the ideal of simplicity and elegance.” The Cannes Film Festival runs May 16-27 this year.

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