Saturday, February 11, 2012

Movie Review: The Artist

Just got home from the critically-acclaimed movie “The Artist.” So critically-acclaimed that the ticket taker congratulated me on my selection. There was self-congratulatory applause from a few people after the movie was over as well. The well-known “standing ovation at the opera” phenomenon, whereby one signals to himself and others that he appreciates fine art.

I thought the movie was O.K. but nothing special. It is about a silent film star who loses everything when the talkies come along. Also it has the tri-gimmick of being itself silent, black and white, and in a 4:3 aspect ratio. See, just like silent movies of old. It is a movie lover's movie I guess — that always clouds the minds of film critics.


Lord John Whorfin said...

So Lady Whorfin and I were all set to see The Artist yesterday. At the last second, I said, "I'm not up for an artistic movie today." So we saw Safe House, which, I'm guessing, is about all the way at the other end of the spectrum.

C - Log said...

And yet, in an incredible coincidence, neither film has any audible dialogue.

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