Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
The small, deadpan moments in "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" have more of an impact than the massive, noisy set pieces.
For the remainder of this year's Cannes Film Festival, we'll be highlighting a selection from Roger's Cannes coverage each day, providing you with luminous snapshots of the critic's many invaluable weeks spent in the midday sun.
Flashback #1: A Study in the Art of Being Rude
Language barriers, cinematic delirium and general cluelessness are merely a few of the factors that can cause a Cannes press conference to steadily devolve into a free-for-all. This first selection from the 1981 festival hilariously details the outrageous disorder that engulfs a conference for Bob Rafelson's "The Postman Always Rings Twice," starring Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange. Roger is clearly appalled by the chaos and has a blast reporting on it. When long-suffering moderator Richard Roud exclaims, "Ladies and gentlemen, please!" as the paparazzi raids the starry panel, Roger half-quips, "He has been the festival translator for years and must know that none of the paprazzi fall into those two categories."
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