Now that she's conquered TV, movies, amusement parks and a career in country music, Dolly Parton is taking the next logical step in her career. She's appearing in Imax 3-D. Just kidding! Dolly's coming to Broadway! The woman whose Oscar-nominated hit inspired Dario Marinelli's Oscar-winning score for Atonement (figure that one out, folks! Hint: Typewriters) has taken that hit and 19 new tunes and fashioned them into the score for the Broadway musical version of 9 to 5.
Let's see what's going on at Cannes. Spike Lee is mad, Hollywood's not buying anything, pandas are doing kung fu and Tommy Lee Jones is starring in a movie named after a Dolly Parton song. Sounds like a typical day in France to me.
- First up: Spike Lee, one of the few directors working today who, for good and bad, still has his own immediately identifiable style, took the Coens and Dirty Harry to task for their most recent movies. He chides the Coens, his former NYU classmates, for taking death too lightly. "Look, I love the Coen brothers; we all studied at NYU. But they treat life like a joke. Ha ha ha. A joke. It's like, 'Look how they killed that guy! Look how blood squirts out the side of his head!' I see things different than that." Spike, if Javier Bardem wants to be cast in your next film, RUN.