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Cannes: The Winners and Losers

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Actress Devon Aoki on the red carpet.  She was in.. never mind.

With the Cannes Film festival wrapping up this weekend I thought it time was to count up who has gained the most over the last fortnight.

For a start we have Ravi Wethasinghe who has invested in a whole franchise, hugely popular in Japan called Bubblegum Crisis, hopefully it will be the next Pokemon.

The new thing your child will be dragging you to watch one day

The new thing your child will be dragging you to watch one day

The creators of Termination Salvation, Halcyon films, AKA Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek, walked away with Philip K Dick’s entire back catalogue of sci-fi novels.  If you don’t know who he is, he wrote the books that later became Blade Runner and Total Recall among others.  Expect great things from them.

From this mildly bizarre cross-over from Farmers weekly and Tomorrow's world..

From this mildly bizarre cross-over from Farmers weekly and Tomorrow's world..

To this much cooler film starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer

To this much cooler film starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer

Finally Brad Pitt, who spent all fortnight thinking will Angelina turn up?  Well typically she kept him guessing until the last minute then turned up looking amazing.  Cue orchestra, fireworks et cetra.

"Darling, you came!"  "Darling!  So did you.."  "Sorry dear, these pants are a bit tight."

"Darling, you came!" "Darling! So did you.." "Sorry dear, these pants are a bit tight."

Eva Longaria was showstopping

Eva Longaria was showstopping

And the losers were.. well the whole of Cannes it seems banked it’s mortgage on a good festival with lots of money spent.  And, comparitively, little, in fact, was.  The major yachts stayed away, the Vanity Fair Party was cancelled, even the Journalists were thin on the ground.  Headline grabbing bad behaviour was at the minimum and I think the only person who mentioned the hotels was the Telegraph and me.  And even I had to leave early to get to Monte Carlo.

Of course, if you believe the last sentance I will tell you a better one.

Mwah Sweetie!  Nick

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Written by Nick Gilmartin

May 23, 2009 at 7:14 pm

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