On the nose, glasses in the shape of a heart ; on the heart, a rocket to sequin embroidered. Lips, the cheerful smile of those who know that they do not have any more large-thing to prove. Sir Elton John, 72 years, has made it one of the apparitions the most prominent of this edition of the Cannes film Festival. Object of all the discussions, his biopic Rocketman was shown there out of competition. Film to the extent of his subject, that is to say, without measure, precisely, Rocketman has snapped up the Croisette in a whirl of colour, glitter and music notes.

in Front of the camera caring (and for good reason, Elton John co-produced the movie) Dexter Fletcher, Reginald Dwight (Taron Egerton), toddler binoclard, complexed and subject to his bullying father, is set to become Elton Hercules John, the creature exuberant, rock and “barock” as we know it.

After a decade of rather quiet, between collaborations, and residencies in Las Vegas, Elton John wanted to 2019 year. In addition to his film, a huge farewell tour 300 dates and an autobiography, to be published in October, are expected to bring at once the culmination and the end point in a long career of 50 years. A term “roller coaster” in his words. The figures are enough to give the storm: 300 million records sold, 25 consecutive years in the top 50 and a single, Candle in the Wind, best-selling of all time. “Goodbye, England rose / May you bloom forever in our hearts” : his reinterpretation of the title – a very sober, for once – at the funeral of Lady Di in 1997 will surely be in the history books.

Ufo in Technicolor,

Weary, dizzy, bad passes have been just as much. Will Elton John himself, Rocketman does not spares us nothing of the setbacks in his 80’s. When he devoured the drugs like candy, spent tens of thousands of dollars in clothing more immettables each other, and multiplies the relationships without a future. Fortunately, a detox welcome to the beginning of the 1990s will come to restore order in this mess, before it reconnects with the success, met her future husband and is knighted by Elizabeth II. They lived happily and had many children, you know the rest. The epilogue classical scheme of redemption, which is just as important.

More than the maker of tubes and indefatigable, the showman insatiable, the well of musical culture, the Elton John favorite remains the one in the early 1970s, when it was figure of ufo’s in Technicolor in a time in black and white, which is suffering from the crisis, Vietnam, the oil shocks. More than one of the last albums, that of Honky Chateau , of Yellow Brick Road , which are from his greatest hits like Rocketman and Saturday Night’s Alright . In 2019, if Elton John has a little bit abandoned his yellow brick road to the red carpet, he has lost none of its luster. Elton is still standing .

Elton John, Accorhotels Arena, 8, bd de Bercy (Xiith). Tel.: 01 75 44 04 00. Date: 20 June 2019 20 h.-Seat: from 67,50 € to 315 €.

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