"The Artist" is a success on several levels. It works beautifully as a love story, as a drama and as a comedy. It is also a reverential homage to filmmaking. The movie employs a variety of cinematic techniques, some of which haven't been seen for decades.
"The Artist" is not merely the best movie of the year, it's the best movie of several years. And, interestingly, it was almost never made. The filmmaker went to numerous producers for financing and was quickly turned down by all of them. Nobody could envision a silent, black-and-white movie working in this day and age. Well, they were wrong -- the film works exceptionally well on all levels.
"The Artist" has been nominated for several Oscars, including Best Picture, and I wouldn't be surprised to see it win. In fact, I hope it does because that would result in a re-release of the movie with heightened promotion. More people would see it and more people would enjoy it. It truly is an extraordinary movie.
Plus, it has a dog in it!
Next year, for Halloween, I'm dressing up as Peppy Miller!
I haven't got round to seeing it yet, but my friends have said it's brill!ReplyDelete
I have heard so many good things about this movie. I really need to check it out!ReplyDelete
I have heard so many good things about this movie. I really need to check it out.ReplyDelete
I saw The Artist a few weeks ago, and I loved it! The dog steals every scene. Peppy Miller is such a fun character, and it was nice to see someone who becomes famous who didn't forget the "little people" who helped her achieve stardom.ReplyDelete
My favorite movie of all time is a silent film! It's "Metropolis" by directer Fritz Lang. It takes place in a dystopian future where the upper class and lower are battling each other. There's even a mad scientist and an evil lady robot! The special effects were amazing for its time (1926).
so it wasn't awkward being in a silent movie???ReplyDelete
We just watched the SAG awards and my son and I will be checking which movie house this is in and we will definitely go and see it ... you should review movies professionally!ReplyDelete
Oo I saw the previews and it looks really awesome. I love old fashioned movies! I'm definitely going to see it. But I have to see the movie The Grey this weekend because I'm in love with Liam Neeson haha.ReplyDelete
We haven't seen this yet but it is totally on my list. NPR keeps interviewing people involved and it sounds more interesting every times.ReplyDelete
Oh, that's a great idea dressing up as Peppy! :)ReplyDelete
I really want to see this movie! I adore black and white, and even silent films (one of the very first "grown-up" movies I saw in the theatre was Mel Brooks' "Silent Movie."ReplyDelete
I've heard really great things about that movie. It looks gorgeous!ReplyDelete
We loved it. LOVED it.ReplyDelete
I am dying to see this movie. I need to ASAP!ReplyDelete