If Shia LaBoeuf crashes his car and no one is there to see it, will it make a sound? The answer to that is yes, and the sound is that of another young star hurting his career. Oh, and the video cameras
(at the scene in time to catch his car upside-down) and media buzz
, of course. We wouldn't want to forget that.
In under a week, the Cannes Film Festival will announce its 2008 line-up. Stalled by an impending writers strike, American filmmakers last year were too worried about what this would mean for the future to come up with much in the way of "avant-garde" movies in time for Cannes. Where last year saw several promising entries, including No Country For Old Men
, this year it seems as though only Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York
is headed for the competitive category, reports guardian.co.uk
. According to the report, big-budget films like the new Indiana Jones
and Kung Fu Panda are slated for "glitzy" showings, but will naturally not be vying for the chance to accidentally poke themselves on the prestigious (if spiky) Palme d'Or