"Mask" is now an official U.S. entry in the Cannes Film Festival. Cannes is notoriously pro-director, and nearly always shows the long versions of films that have been cut by studios, but in this case director Peter Bogdanovich has announced that he's proud enough of the film to enter Universal's shortened version. That is, the version he's suing the studio over . . . The other U.S. entries at Cannes will be Clint Eastwood's "Pale Rider" and Paul Schrader's "Mishima," which will premiere at the festival . . .
The next James Bond movie, on the other hand, is opening in San Francisco on May 22. That hardly sounds like big news -- except that the California premiere makes "From a View to a Kill" the first Bond movie ever to make its debut in the United States . . .
Matthew Modine, quite visible the past few months in his roles in "Birdy," "Vision Quest" and "Mrs. Soffel," has won another coveted part. He's just been chosen to play the lead in "Full Metal Jacket," Stanley Kubrick's tale of a youngster in Vietnam . . .
Between the film "Amadeus" and the subsequent MTV video featuring Tom Hulce's Mozart cavorting alongside the likes of Elton John and Van Halen, the 230-year-old classical composer may become a new matinee idol. At least that's the way it looked at one Hollywood newsstand this week: On the entertainment rack, amid copies of the Hollywood Reporter, Casting Call magazine and a new glossy called Teen Superstars, was a large-format paperback titled "Mozart: Portrait of Greatness."