May 18, 2007

The Trailer Compendium: Vol. 6

The 60th Cannes Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday, and in celebration, I present to you three films that have played at past festivals. Lindsay Anderson's if... won the Palme d'Or in 1969. The Strawberry Statement won the Prix du Jury in 1970, although that year, half of the jury felt the film deserved the Palme d'Or. And finally, proving the statement that the most interesting films aren't always the winners, Dennis Hopper's Out of the Blue was nominated for the Palme d'Or in 1980, and although it is mostly forgotten today, it remains one of the best examinations of the punk ethos. So, happy 60th Cannes! Enjoy!

if... (1968):

The Strawberry Statement (1970):

Out Of The Blue (1980):

1 comment:


Great post! If... is one of my favorite films, but I've never seen The Strawberry Statement and now you've got me really curious about it.