underthefan wrote:Mordeen wrote:mtwentz wrote:
I thought I heard an interview with Robert Engels who was there at Cannes in 1992, and that he did not recall hearing anyone boo'ing after FWWM was screened.
Correct. This story is a too-oft recycled myth. At most people were just shocked by it.
Or it could have been just simply one person booing (not atypical at Cannes at all), and a massive mountain was made out of that molehill.
I myself believe the story about boos. At the very least Quentin Tarantino has been very vocal about his negative feelings about his Cannes viewing of the film, and it fits that narrative, as do the initial reviews. Booing at Cannes seems to happen a lot, whether it's a small crowd or large.