Film directors Claude Lelouch, Michael Moore and Mathieu Kassovitz, actors Natalie Portman, Dean Cain, Goldie Hawn, Christian Slater and a fabulous Salma Hayek, with exquisite braids wrapped around her head, joined little moi on the red carpet tonight. We watched the world première of Indiana Jones's fourth and final (?) episode, The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, presented by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Harrison Ford (with wife Calista Flockhart), as well as Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen and Shia LaBeouf.
I was sitting just a few rows behind the dream team... I wore a Masaki Matsushima silk dress, with burgundy Céline high heels. Make-up: Chanel black eye pencil and Diorshow mascara, that's it!
I have been a fan of Indiana Jones for as long as I can remember. In Raiders of the Last Ark, which I saw as a little girl, I loved the character of that tough and fierce woman, Marion, who returns in this episode in a much blander part. The film is full of surprises, both in terms of the characters and visually, with spectacular chase and fight scenes.
But what came over Spielberg when he decided to go X-Files on us? Without revealing too much about the plot, I'll just say that the film is complete with bulgy-skulled aliens, references to Roswell and, yes a flying saucer; really. And did I mention the passages into different time-space dimensions? Faking a Russian accent, Cate Blanchett is the fencing (yes, fencing) evil communist who's researching paranormal activities; really. As much as I wanted to love this film, I couldn't. Sigh.
The film, however, was enthusiastically cheered by the audience.