Premiere #530: Tom Cruise is on the cover of Top Gun: Maverick
Premiere No. 530: On the cover, Top Gun: Maverick
Premiere n°530: Interview with Michel Hazanavicius
Premiere n°530: Meeting with Jeff Goldblum
Premiere No. 530: Focus on The Mother and the Whore
Premiere No. 530: Portrait of Jessie Buckley
Premiere No. 530: Interview with David Cronenberg
Premiere n°530: Meeting with Donnie Yen
The June 2022 issue hits newsstands this Wednesday.
While he has just created the event in Cannes by receiving an honorary Palme d’Or, Tom Cruise is on the cover of Première for Top Gun: Maverick. A successful sequel, directed by Joseph Kosinski. We return to its creation in a special file, which continues our subject of the Premiere Classics also in kiosks, including the Top Gun original (Tony Scott, 1986) is on the cover.
Other notable works of 75th Cannes Film Festival are also in the spotlight, as Cut!, the crazy opening film by Michel Hazanavicius. The director introduces him to us during a long interview, just like David Cronenbergwhich takes advantage of the output of Future Crimes to come back to the significant films of his career. We also paint a portrait of Jessie Buckleythe fascinating heroine of Menthe new film by Alex Garland (Ex_Machina) having been selected for the Directors’ Fortnight. A focus on The Mom and the Whore completes this special Croisette programme, since its restored version caused a sensation at Cannes Classics.
Apart from the films and personalities events on the Croisette, First also offers two exceptional encounters: Jeff Goldblum and Donnie Yen agreed to come back for us on the directors and the key moments of their career. The first will return in June in Jurassic World: The World Afterand the second is a huge Chinese hit: raging fire.
On the critical side, the event films of the month, in addition to those mentioned above, are called Sibling, Don Juan, Luck smiles on Mrs. Nikuko, I’m Your Man Where El Buen Patron. In streaming, First advise you Flee, Adrienne, Parallel Worlds and far from the ring road. On the series side, we draw your attention to We Own This City (broadcast on OCS) and Landscapersto see on Canal+.
As for the game “movie that…”it is Dali Bensalah who is ready for it this month. The actor revealed in the last James Bond returns in a podcast, Batman Autopsy.
Good reading !
Top Gun: Maverick is a euphoric blockbuster despite too much fan service [critique]
Here is the editorial of this 530th issue:
Never too much[p] !
What can explain the incredible persistence of Top Gun today? There are indeed Giorgio Moroder’s electro layers, orange filters and fighter planes. But the real power of the film is elsewhere.
TOMr. Cruise. Top Gun places him in orbit and definitively imposes his romantic post-teen image. However, what the film stages is that the “most popular guy in high school” has a flaw. Maverick oscillates between angelic perfection and deaf spinelessness, and behind the “All-American Boy” lurks an embodiment of triumphant WASP mediocrity…
TOny Scott. It is thanks to him if Top Gun is not just a Reagan clip. The impression of visual and sonic debauchery, the effects of hypercut editing, the rejection of psychology in favor of pure sensation: that’s Scott. And in Top Gunhe was able to make his formal biases scream, which would mark out the rest of his filmo.
TOp Gun. The great stroke of genius of the film is its title. Two words that slam, effective, fantastic. So much so that they were never translated (even by our Canadian friends). Top Gunbasically, it’s like Die Hard, Miami Vice Where terminator. An immediate cultural pop sesame. Thirty-six years later, Tony Scott is excused, but Tom Cruise is here, having survived all fashions, all genres. And the title has not changed. Oh yes. Probably to give it even more power, we just added the name of the main character. Ready for takeoff?
Gaël Golhen, editor-in-chief
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