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The Artist

Postby Rebel » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:27 am

I wanna see this film! anyone else?
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Re: The Artist

Postby BOB1 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:56 pm

I saw it a few days ago. Found it great! After leaving the cinema I was so enthusiastic that I wanted to dance in the street :D

What can I say - it's just highly entertaining. It's not really artistic, definitely not in the bad meaning, but actually in none. OK, the idea itself is avant-garde: black and white alright... but who'd normally think of making a silent movie these days?! So there is a concept. But the realisation of the concept is surprisingly natural - the film bears no sign of snobbery, it is as far from pretentious as possible and after having watched I went on recommending this film to everyone including children at our school (I'm a teacher and so is my wife) because I find it suitable for everyone who likes to listen to a good story. So what if they don't talk? The film proves you can well tell a story without words (though there are words of course, like in a traditional silent movie). It's not even as funny as I expected (because drifting towards slapstick is rather safe ground - people ALWAYS enjoy slapstick). It's just... enjoyable.

Keeping my fingers crossed for The Artist on the Oscar night!
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Re: The Artist

Postby Gordon » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:59 pm

I'm intrigued by it and definitely want to see it... On the other hand Bopper here loved it so... :wink:
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Re: The Artist

Postby BOB1 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:06 pm

But there are no ambiguous things there like whether the protagonist is going to marry the girl and later kill her, you know; it's a simple story. On the other hand in Twin Peaks it's also a pretty clear thing and yet you find a way to read more into it than Cooper and Annie say, well...
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Re: The Artist

Postby Gordon » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:33 pm

Good ol' BOB1... Even in unrelated threads he brings up the subject... That's the spirit! :D

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Re: The Artist

Postby Gordon » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:11 am

I just saw it and...I loved it! :D I also wanted to dance after seeing it! :D

I love silent movies, the "real" ones I mean, and I was afraid they didn't capture the unique mood of those films properly; well, they did a wonderful job, the actors are great, the way it's done, everything... Looks like something King Vidor or Lubitsch had directed... It feels classic...

It's not a masterpiece, but it made me smile many times... We need films like this... :wink:
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Re: The Artist

Postby BOB1 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:55 pm

Happy to hear that, Gordon! I don't find it exactly a masterpiece, either, but... well, every word you said!
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