News, but not the serious kind
Opening a big Cannes of publicity?
Blog Guy, since you’re writing a lot about that Cannes Film Festival, I have a question. I believe the top prize there is called the Palme d’Or. How would you describe that?
I’d have to say it’s prestigious.
Really? It’s interesting that that’s the word you would choose.
You’re not listening. I said, I’d HAVE TO SAY it’s prestigious. Apparently it’s our official adjective for it. Look down below, at the caption for this photo of Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, taken a week ago.
But surely one photo caption….
No, actually the word is in 817 of our Cannes captions by my count, this week alone.
You’re making that up.
Why would they use the same word that many times, Blog Guy?
Well, my personal theory is that Prestigious is part of the actual title of the award’s name, and we just forgot to capitalize it 817 times. It’s the only answer that makes any sense.
Cast members Russell Crowe (L) and Cate Blanchett pose during a photocall for the film “Robin Hood” at the Cannes Film Festival, May 12, 2010. Nineteen films compete for the prestigious Palme d’Or which will be awarded on May 23. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Cast member Juliette Binoche cries as she attends a news conference for the film Copie Conforme (Certified Copy), in competition by director Abbas Kiarostami at the Cannes Film Festival May 18, 2010. Nineteen films are competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or which will be awarded on May 23. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
Cast member Lambert Wilson (L) kisses director Xavier Beauvois as they pose during a photocall for the film Des Hommes et des Dieux (Of Gods and Men) in competition at the Cannes Film Festival May 18, 2010. Nineteen films are competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or which will be awarded on May 23. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann