Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Cannes - is it by any chance in France? 

The Cannes film festival this year will be something to savour. In a puff piece, "The Sydney Morning Herald" gives Michael Moore a free ride, with no mention that the uber-stupid white male had lied about Disney Corporation stifling his "free speech."

In addition to Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11", also on show at the festival "Walter Salles's filmed version of 'The Motorcycle Diaries', with sultry Latino Gael Garcia Bernal as Che Guevara, and Niels Mueller's 'The Assassination of Richard Nixon', which stars Sean Penn as a disillusioned American dreamer who decides to hijack a plane."

Movie industry bias? Nah.

At least the part-time performers will not be trying to derail the festival, now that Cannes' organisers had reached a last minute deal with them over unemployment benefits. Had the French welfare actors managed to prevent screenings, Moore would not have been able to blame this one on Bush. Then again...

Meanwhile: Speaking of "Fahrenheit 9/11" and Michael Moore, Spike Lee is surprised that "(the Bush administration) hasn't killed him yet. ... Hopefully, this film will get out to the world before the next election."

Spike shouldn't worry - I'm sure Moore is already planning a fake assassination attempt on himself as the next publicity stunt.


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