It turns out that in Hollywood, all you need to do in order to command the regard of your elite gang of peers is strong a new project each five or six years. It doesn’t even make any difference if your filmography is marred with stretches connected with talking-animal-based missteps, so long as your company name is George Burns, and the movies you sporadically make are while spectacularly good since the Mad Max films. In the past year, Fury Road has singlehandedly shored upward Miller’s reputation as being a master filmmaker, with a pending Best Representative Academy Award nomination now in the mix. Although last night, Miller seemed to be granted an honor even more prestigious.
Deadline information that the Cannes Film Festivity jury announced of which Miller would stay in as the Leader for the 2016 festivities, some sort of distinction shared by such titans of world cinema since Wong Kar-wai, David Cronenberg, Francis Ford Coppola, and in many cases Fritz Lang. Though the other members connected with his jury have yet to be announced, they will jointly be responsible for awarding your coveted Palme d’Or to the festival’s finest film at the closing wedding ceremony. Miller, whose own Fury Road screened Away from Competition at the 2015 festival, was elated to hear of his visit:
“What an unmitigated delight! To become there in the middle of this specific storied festival at the unveiling of cinematic treasures from all over our planet,” Miller said in the statement released contained in the announcement. “To spend period in passionate discourse along with fellow members of the court. Such an honor. I’ll be there with bells on!”
With bells on! What a fun guy, this Henry Miller. We’ve still got plenty of ready to do, both for the other Jury as well as the true entries that will screen In Competition, but for now, we can easily enjoy this lovely time.