Something In The Air
A semi-autobiographical drama from director Olivier Assayas set in 1970s Paris
The best line in the Henry screenplay is 'Fa, Ma, Pa', spoken by dolphins, Henry himself providing their voices. The dolphins have been taught to speak by marine biologist Scott, researching the creatures off the Florida coast, when he discovers that they are being used in a plan to blow up the President's yacht. He decides to foil the plot. This ecological conspiracy thriller, directed clinically by Nichols, with an opening stolen from Patton (1970), for which Scott won a Best Actor Oscar, was a hugely expensive misfire.
Scott should have gained another Oscar here, for managing to keep a straight face.
The acclaimed filmmaker and critic talks to Film4.com editor Catherine Bray about his film A Story Of Children And Film, which premiered in Cannes Classics [caption id="attachment_2502" align="alignn
Film4.com editor Catherine Bray catches a morning screening of Sideways director Alexander Payne's Nebraska at Cannes... In 1985, Alexander Payne made a short film called Carmen, which relocated th