I second that
Watched this again after checking out Hazanavicius' OSS films. As always, Dujardin injects a great deal of charm into his films, and this is no exception. The Artist is fun if perhaps too reliant on other films about the same transitionary period. Maybe not Best Picture material, but I daresay it makes for more pleasant viewing than many a past winner.
Jean Dujardin is spectacular, and so are truly the rest of the cast, photo and directing. Although The Artist is a great homage, much of it felt so immensely internal for the film-industry that I was often left with this extremely rare feeling of being embarassed as I watched, as if it was truly not made for me.
It's an adorable movie and a beautiful homage to a moment of change in Hollywood and the whole history of the filmmaking industry. I'm not sure if it's worthy of a best picture Oscar but is definitely something different from what we are used to see nowadays... And very enjoyable to watch.
Brand Upon the Brain! is more my idea of, not just a tribute, but a powerful use of silent film in the context of 80 years of sound cinema. The Artist, as well crafted as it was, didn't push any envelopes for me.
In the era of 3D comes a film that does not even have colour, the relative unknown cast is silent and the plot is nothing short of uninspiring. However, it is full of emotions (hence colour), very expressive actors (hence not silent) and a direction that is so spot that the result is is genuinely surprising (hence not uninspiring).
Brilliant film for the film student crowd. Entertaining film for the moviegoer crowd. I'd say it's a good film all around. Some may think it gimmicky. But those people do not know what they are talking about.
and how dare they use the vertigo score.... kim novak was right.... and the ending was totally predictable
1 kata untuk film ini,SUPERB,gw yang awalnya ketiduran depan laptop pas nonton,begitu pertengahan langsgung merasakan buasnya film ini,tiap2 dialog yang terucap dan suasana di film ini baik itu suasana senang,sedih,galau,sampai si George yang udah fucked-up pun berhasil di translate-kan dengan sempurnanya lewat iringan musik era taon 30 dan mimik mukanya,one of the best movie 2011,jadiin favourite movie ah di mubi.
watching it for the third time today, i noticed that the simple plot that was easy to understand (especially for my dad who has not watched alot of silents), and the acting was greater than i have ever seen. Truely one of the greater best picture winners in the last decade. In my opinion, it is one of my FAVORITE Best Picture Winner!!