Opening a CAN of whoopass…
Dear People Who Decide Film Awards:
I read that you’re giving a career tribute to that actor James Caan, at the Marrakesh Film Festival. What were you thinking?
I have nothing against the actor personally. I even saw those “Godfather” movies, but lost interest after Apollo Creed dropped out.
But you’re giving him the award in Morocco, which hasn’t had a movie connection since that long-forgotten flick with Peter Lorre and Claude Rains.
Look, I’m just a below-average blogger who plays with words for a living, but when you give an award to James CAAN, the obvious place to do it is the CANNES Film Festival.
Throw me a bone here. Do you get the fun word play between Caan and Cannes, or should I list the pros and CONS? I CAN, you know.
If you CAN’T do this in CANNES, perhaps you could manage Hartford, CONN. Please think about it.
As my president likes to say, “Yes, we CANNES.”
Oh, and if you see Eva Mendes there in Morocco, tell her Happy Eva Mendes Day.
Actor James Caan attends the 10th Marrakesh Film Festival where he received a tribute for his career December 5, 2010.
Actress Eva Mendes arrives at the 10th Marrakesh Film Festival December 6, 2010.
REUTERS photos by Jean Blondin