DAY SIX - MY CANNES MOMENT
So, what have I got to report since my last Postcard? Well, I'm still trying to fence those bloody jewels. It seemed such a good idea at the time, but otherwise not much. Seriously, I have been taking it easy. I'm letting Alan and Paul do all the work. I could get used to it.
On Saturday, I had a real Cannes moment. I was at the Variety party, one of our sponsors, and I get a text from Terry Bird. I met Terry down here many years ago when he returned my wallet, which I had left in a taxi, and we have stayed in touch. He also produced and starred in Community, which we showed last year in August. Fancy catching up for a beer. Of course, I replied. OK, be in touch later. An hour later my phone pings. Meet me at 9.30pm at the Palais. So, off I go and arrive at the appointed hour. After all the normal pleasantries I say, "so where do you fancy going?" "Come with me," Terry says. We head off down the pier, right to the end where there's a flash motor boat waiting to take me out into the bay to this huge blue boat anchored about a mile off shore. I have been on yachts here before, but this one was in another league. I have never seen such opulence. The yacht was being rented by a new film studio setting up to rival Pinewood, who have a Yacht here every year, so this new outfits one had to be bigger. Why was I invited, other than a nice gesture from Terry, I have no idea, but you don't look a Cannes gift horse in the mouth? A real Cannes moment to rival my often told Christopher Lee story. Wait, you haven't heard that one? Well, Mr McEvoy and I were at this party and … maybe another time.
It was the annual horror karaoke party last night. I never sing at these events, but Paul, bless him, brought the house down with the seven, yes a seven song session. Everyone who is everyone in our little world was there, and I got my ticket for Fantastic Fest in Austin in September organised. Thank you, Mr Leauge.
Earlier, Alan and I had attended the Film4 reception. A very elegant affair attended by many filmmakers and stars.
So I've not been up to much really. Now, where is my sun tan lotion? My sun lounger awaits.
Until next time ..
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