This week is our South of France episode, which coincides with the Cannes Film Festival. Graydon Carter, a Co-Editor at Air Mail, tells us about the inspiration behind this special issue and takes us inside our party at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Then we have two great stories about movies: Josh Karp has the scoop on a film Dame Helen Mirren called “an irresistible mix of art and genitals”—the 1979 erotic historical drama Caligula, which starred Mirren, Malcolm McDowell, more than a few Penthouse Pets, and Gore Vidal. (Talk about an orgy of talent … ) Then Sam Wasson has the story of the five-time Academy Award–winning director who was so angry that he could not get financing for his film that he literally threw his Oscars out the window in a fit of apocalyptic rage—and, in the process, created the template for a new kind of indie filmmaker. Can you guess who that is? Sam will reveal the answer. All this and more make this a show you won’t want to miss. Listen by clicking Play below. And be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode.
Graydon Carter takes us inside the Cannes Film Festival
On this week’s podcast, our Co-Editor discusses the festival’s allure and AIR MAIL’s big party at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc