Cannes Diary: Aliens and gut reactions
A founder member of The Independent David Lister joined the paper in 1986 as Assistant Home Editor. He became the paper's arts correspondent in 1988 and is now Arts Editor and writes a column each Saturday. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Saturday 16 May 1998
Heading the candidates so far this week is the beautiful actress - or, as Mr Dorrell might say, a splendid American chap, Winona Ryder. She told the world's press that a film "has to affect me gutturally. I have to feel it in my stomach".
Gets you right in the throat too, Winona.
Another favourite so far comes from the publicity material for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Several thousand packs were printed referring to that well-known extraterrestrial beat poet, Alien Ginsberg.
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