… And here are photos from the On The Road Premiere. 69 of them, all in HQ, to be exact! Kirsten looked radiant in her hot pink Dior gown, with glossy, wavy hair and super pretty Louis Vuitton earrings – very different from her photocall look earlier in the day, but equally winning! I love this look on her too … what do you think?
Further down this post are a few videos from the premiere, and you can watch the official footage at the Cannes website.
Continuing our Cannes Film Festival coverage, I have now added photos from the On The Road press conference, which was held on Wednesday after the photocall. Kiki looks equally beautiful deep in thought and bursting into a smile – there are some gorgeous photos in there! I adore her hair and make-up here.
Remember that you can watch the press conference at the official Cannes website.
Better late than never, and I have now added 292 HQ photos of Kiki at yesterday’s On The Road photocall at Cannes. Kiki looked ethereal in a romantic white lace Dolce & Gabbana dress, Charlotte Olympia pumps and a super-pretty Dolce & Gabbana floral headband. I love this look on her, and she seems to be having a lot of fun posing with Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen. FYI, the flag she and Viggo are holding is for the Canadian hockey team the Montreal Canadiens, of which Viggo is a big fan – he whipped out the flag while they were posing together and wrapped it around her!
There are some gorgeous shots in there (check out the close-ups!), so enjoy browsing …
Continuing to enjoy the Cannes festivities, Kirsten attended amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS party earlier this evening. She wore a blue and green gown,
probably by Chanel seeing as how she was posing with Karl Lagerfeld by Louis Vuitton. Below are the first photos from the event, and we will add lots more to our Gallery tomorrow…
Kiki wowed the crowds at the On The Road premiere at Cannes tonight, wearing a goreous bright pink dress by Dior, and earring from the Louis Vuitton L’Ame du Voyage high jewellery collection. Below is a preview look at her on the red carpet, and we will be adding tons more HQ photos to the site starting tomorrow…
The official Cannes Film Festival website have posted videos from today’s photocall, press conference and premiere of On The Road, as well as an interview with the cast. Unfortunately they don’t seem to allow embedding, so hop on over to the On The Road page at the Cannes website to watch them all.
Many filmmakers have attempted to adapt Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel “On The Road” over the years, but Walter Salles is the guy who finally wrestled it up onto the screen. It is a largely successful attempt to bring the book to life, and it follows the same sort of episodic rhythm that Salles utilized so well in “The Motorcycle Diaries.” While I would not call it a towering accomplishment, it is far more successful than I would have expected knowing the source material.
It would be interesting to take all of the films that exist that deal with the Beat Generation and the various characters who defined the era and look at how these people have been interpreted though various artistic filters. After all, “On The Road” was Kerouac’s biography, but through a very thin filter of fiction. He renamed people, turning himself into Sal Paradise, the novel’s narrator, while he turned the charming and charismatic Neal Cassady into the iconic Dean Moriarty. Cronenberg’s adaptation of “Naked Lunch” used a similar device, taking the unfilmable William Burroughs novel and turning it into a film that is as much about the writing of the book as the book itself. We’ve seen films like “Howl” and “The Sheltering Sky” tackle the era and the figures who wrote those remarkable works, and there are, of course, plenty of documentaries that also tackle the era, giving these people a chance to make a case for their own place in cultural history. The result is that we’ve got a pretty dense tapestry of material to choose from now if we want to try to understand what it was like to both create these works and to live in an era where they were fresh and causing major cultural shifts.
“On The Road” does not feel like a dry history lesson, nor is it overly reverent toward its subjects. Instead, Salles, working with screenwriter Jose Rivera, managed to make something that has a pulse of its own, and that’s due in no small part to the casting of Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley as Dean Moriarty and Sal Paradise. They have a strong, easy chemistry that pays off over the course of the film, and it provides a solid base upon which the rest of the film is built.