Saturday, 7 January 2012
REVIEW: THE ARTIST
Très Bonne .
Starring: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell & Uggie The Dog. Director: Michel Hazanavicius. Screenplay: Michel Hazanavicius
This week the eagerly anticipated, Oscar tipped French film 'The Artist' is released. This perfect picture is seen as more than a homage piece to the silent movie...it's a continuation of the genre. So in honor of a great new movie whose actions speak and peak louder than words, let's say more with as little as possible. Much in the style of a silent movies intertitles, let's spell it out.
This movie is...
"The silent film everyone's been talking about",
"A hallmark to the history of cinema"
"How movies should still be made",
"A Cannes classic",
Not to mention...
"This silence is golden",
"A black and white classic full of colour and vibrancy",
"With a dog cuter and even more talented than Eddie form 'Frasier'"
"The only thing that doesn't make this film look like it's straight from the twenties is the familiar faces of James Cromwell and John Goodman",
"Cooler and classier than the coolest two words in the English language...'Dean' and 'Martin",
"Leaves stories of today lost in translation",
"A true romance of French fancy brought to the Hollywoodland hills",
"With a charming, classic leading man and a beautiful screen starlet just as charismatic who would of been big stars back then and will be now",
"A true masterpiece",
"An 'Au Revoir' to the notion that old films are old hat",
TIM DAVID HARVEY.