Sunday, June 4, 2023

Harrison Ford Receives Honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes

The legendary Hollywood actor says he is thrilled to receive such an honor amid the furore over the new Indiana Jones film.

Harrison Ford received an unexpected Pala d’Or honor at Cannes today ahead of the start of the first official screening of “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” a film as interesting as it is entertaining, which wisely chronicles the actor’s 80 years. Adopts from

“I am deeply touched by this distinction,” said Ford, who was not expected to receive the Palme d’Or because the festival had not announced it.

A recap before seeing Ford don the Indiana Jones hat again in a film that stars British Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who plays his granddaughter, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook, and young Frenchman Ethan Isidore , who somehow inherits Short Round’s role in “The Temple of Doom”.

An adventure directed by James Mangold and which will not disappoint fans of the saga because of the presence of some iconic characters from the previous installments and mainly because it is based on “The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (“The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” ), Indy’s last adventure 15 years ago.

This new story is set in 1969 New York, with Indiana Jones nearing retirement as an archeology professor and suffering from a separation from Marion (Karen Allen), whom he married at the end of the previous installment.

But Helen Shaw arrives, the daughter of his old friend Basil (Toby Jones) and granddaughter of Indy, as well as an archaeologist and dealer in valuables. Her appearance sets Indiana on an adventure that will take him around the world as always in the saga.

The best part about the film, which will release worldwide in the last week of June, is that Harrison Ford is 80 years old and Indiana is probably a little younger, but many people are too old to pretend that his Has the energy and power of the previous films. ,

But he hasn’t lost his charisma or intelligence and continues to navigate complicated situations like anyone else, with strange and extraordinary friends who help him out in whatever corner of the world, as in this story by Antonio Banderas. who plays the role of a fisherman. and divers. Greek.

It’s his persona that drives the script for a film full of winks to fans of the saga, one that honors the most recognizable classic elements of Indiana Jones, but which gives him a new take on the character with the use of more special effects, including a face. gives character. Ford and Mikkelsen were digitally rejuvenated for a key sequence in the film.

Although it lacks a bit of the spirit of the first three installments: “In Search of the Lost Ark” (“The Raiders of the Lost Ark”, 1981), “In the Cursed Temple” (“The Temple of Doom”, 1984) and “The Last Crusade” (“The Last Crusade”, 1989), but it serves as an excellent exercise in nostalgia for generations that grew up watching Indiana Jones movies.

Actors with French director Iris Knobloch after receiving an honorary Palme d’Or prior to a screening of the Indiana Jones film. Photo/AFP

The producers and the actor assured from the first moment that this was the end of the character. Whether or not they comply remains to be seen, as they in Hollywood are experts at squeezing every last drop out of their most profitable characters and sagas.

And Ford is one of the most popular actors in cinema, mainly thanks to two roles, that of Han Solo and Indiana Jones. With the first deceased, he expected to be seen again with hat, whip and leather jacket, the archaeologist’s uniform.

This opportunity has been 15 years in the making and it does so under the direction of the next Star Wars installment, director James Mangold, who will tell the origins of the Jedi instead of Steven Spielberg, who remains as executive producer of the creature. Which he developed 40 years ago on the idea of ​​George Lucas.

An idea that proved successful with the first adventure, the Lost Ark, which was budgeted at $18 million and raised $389 million, according to data from the specialty website Box Office Mojo.

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