Friday, March 22, 2013

Cannes poster stars Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward


The Festival de Cannes is gearing up for the merry month of May. This year's just released poster is stunning with Hollywood royalty Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman locking lips. Forget Liz and Dick; when will someone tell this great love story on film? 
Visit the Cannes site to see how the photo comes together ... I can only say it's groovy, baby. 

From the Festival de Cannes site:

The original photo
To grace the poster for its 66th edition, the Festival de Cannes has chosen a couple who embody the spirit of cinema like no other: Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, photographed during the shooting of the aptly named A New Kind of Love, by Melville Shavelson (1963). 
For the Festival it is a chance both to pay tribute to the memory of Paul Newman, who passed away in 2008, and to mark its undying admiration for Joanne Woodward, his wife and most favoured co-star.
They were honoured at the Festival de Cannes in 1958 – the year of their marriage – with the selection In Competition of Martin Ritt’s The Long Hot Summer, the first film in which they appeared together. The links between their story and that of the Festival continued with a series of films directed by Newman, who cast Woodward in unforgettable roles in The Effect of the Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (Competition – 1973) and The Glass Menagerie (Competition – 1987).


2 comments:

  1. What a great shot. You should have saved it for Dreaming of France today! Thanks for always keeping me up to date on movie life.

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    1. Thanks! I've got this instead - http://www.chapter1-take1.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-young-girls-of-rochefort-trailer.html

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