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.

Chris Hartman said...

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

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