Cannes 2022: Legendary director Rob Reiner talks about his first film ‘This is Spinal Tap’
20 May 2022 | 1:35 pm
He's the legendary director of "Stand By Me", "Misery", "When Harry Met Sally" and "A Few Good Men". Eve Jackson talks to Rob Reiner about having one of the longest, and most golden, runs in history with his first seven films becoming cult classics. The filmmaker is at the Cannes Film Festival as his very first movie "This is Spinal Tap" is being screened on the beach.
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Manager Brian Epstein struggled to get the band signed, until they were invited to record their first single, "Love Me Do," which was released 60 years ago.
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Two women, a director and a playwright, face charges of justifying terrorism over a play about Russian women recruited to marry radical Islamists in Syria. The charges sparked outrage amid a Russian crackdown on dissent.
Justine Triet's “Anatomy of a Fall” won the Palme d'Or at the 76th Cannes Film Festival in a ceremony Saturday that bestowed the festival's prestigious top prize on an engrossing, rigorously plotted French courtroom drama that puts a marriage on trial.
Paulo Furtado aka "The Legendary Tigerman" has been making bluesy music for over two decades. He's gearing up to release in September an album he composed during a three-month residency in Paris back in 2019, and for which he features a number of female guests. Most notable is Asia Argento, with whom he duets on the single "Good Girl".
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