Baz Luhrmann dismisses negative ‘Gatsby’ reviews ahead of Cannes premiere
Director Baz Luhrmann has brushed off the harsh reviews of his new adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” as he prepares to unveil the 1920s drama at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in France. A writer for the Wall Street Journal branded it a “dreadful film” that “derogates the artistry of Fitzgerald,” while a USA Today critic dismissed it as a “glitz-filled folly. But Luhrmann says that he knew that bad reviews would come and he just cares that people are going out there and seeing it.
Brad Pitt Talks Angelina’s Surgery: ‘I’m Quite Emotional About It’
Watching Angelina Jolie go undergo a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery was understandably difficult for her longtime partner, Brad Pitt. He told People Magazine “I’m quite emotional about it, of course, She could have stayed absolutely private about it and I don’t think anyone would have been none the wiser with such good results.”
Oscar rivals Spielberg an Ang Lee reunited at Cannes
The two are serving as jurors at the French Riviera festival. In February, they were the two favorites for best director at the Academy Awards. In an upset, Lee won for his 3-D shipwreck saga “Life of Pi” over Spielberg for the Civil War epic “Lincoln.