Cannes: Inside the World's Premier Film Festival

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Faber & Faber, 2007 - Cannes Film Festival - 277 pages
Since its inception in 1946, the Cannes Film Festival has embraced the high-brow and the high-glam - new cinema from Iran or China and red carpet parades from Madonna or Nicole Kidman. Who is not familiar with Cannes' famous paparazzi scrums, beachfront happenings and world premieres? But the history of Cannes is also famous for scandals and controversies, where the great nations of the world have gathered and clashed. The history of Cannes is littered with key moments, flashpoints that changed international culture. This vivid and beguiling history reveals the best and most revelatory tales from this festival's spectacular history through previously untold first-hand accounts from key players.

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Kieron Corless currently writes for 'Time Out London' and the film magazine 'Vertigo'.He has also written extensively about film and TV for 'Sight and Sound', 'The Independent' and numerous other publications in recent years. He has served as a jury member at the Bucharest and Lisbon international film festivals. Chris Darke is a film critic whose work is published internationally, in 'Film Comment', 'Sight and Sound', 'The Independent', and 'Cahiers du cinéma'. He has also published a collection of essays, 'Light Readings: Film Criticism and Screen Arts', and a monograph on Godard's 'Alphaville'. He has also directed documentary items on film and art for BSkyB and Film Four. His video portrait of Chris Marker was included on the DVD of Marker's La Jetée and Sans soleil.

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