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10 Films That Deserved To Win The Palme d'Or
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10 Films That Deserved To Win The Palme d'Or | 1966
1966

What should have won: Doctor Zhivago

What actually won: Un Homme Et Une Femme / Signore & Signori

Another year where two films shared the Palme d'Or, and neither of them was the most enduring or powerful of the Festival. Italian satire Signore & Signori and Claude Lelouch's romantic drama Un Homme Et Une Femme beat David Lean's Doctor Zhivago to the prize - and in fact Lean's film went home entirely empty-handed. We have to assume that the Cannes jury that year, led by Sophia Loren, got a giggle from giving the prize to two films with similar titles: in English, they translate literally to Ladies and Gentlemen and A Man and A Woman.

 

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Surely LA Confidental would have been a much worthier winner than either The Eel or Taste of Cherry?? More

Posted by MartinK75 on Saturday May 18, 2013, 12:44

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Doctor Zhivago didnt win because Sophia Loren was married to its producer Carlo Ponti. Trying doing some research instead of thinking you know everything. More

Posted by ernest on Wednesday May 15, 2013, 22:02


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