Decided to blog about The Artist, I believe it’s a most. I thought about creating the art for the film inspired in one of the main aspect of it; the silent voices.
ate; popcorn, of course.
Outside temperature: 66°F/19°C
I’m sure there are hundreds of reviews and posts. So I want to talk about the experience of watching the film in the theater.
Waiting in line for tickets generated two ideas. First, it felt like waiting for a Disney ride, not knowing what to expect; somewhat excited and scared. Second, I was dreading I would hate the film and feel less an “artistic.”
When we sat down there was a collective chatter of expectations and gossip, I heard the old lady next to me tell her friend “I hear the man is a french cutie.” and the other one answered “yes, you keep saying that.”
As soon as the lights dimmed down, utter silence filled the room. It was very interesting. It was like people knew they were in for a big surprise and everything had to be properly documented.
I believe a big part of the film is the experience of actually watching it. It was great to hear the uninterrupted collective laughter.Even better was hearing the laughter carry without worrying of missing the next set dialogue. This was priceless. It felt so unique, so sincere.
Comedy now-a-days is a wild beast. We are very demanding with out jokes and it appears the dirtier and the stronger the language is, the better received they will be. Not the artist. I deeply appreciated how innocent the jokes were and how smooth they seemed. And guess what; everyone was laughing. Big time.
Of course the music is extremely important. I found myself peeking to the side trying to find a piano playing live in the front of the theater. The music is organic; you have to stop yourself and realize it’s used to accentuate every scene and not only add background noise.
People should pay more attention to these kind of films. It is with them that we learn we don’t need 24 images per second or someone saying f** you every other word to make you laugh and enjoy yourself. I think our society demands too much failing to see how little they need to be fulfilled.
3 INTERESTING FACTS:
The film was originally shot in color, then converted to black and white.
The film is considered to be the most ever awarded French Film in film history.
First completely black-and-white film to win the Best Picture Academy Award since Billy Wilder’s The Apartment.
**the old lady next to me was snoring. I would think she’d appreciate the film a bit more. Especially because it seemed closer to her golden ages. Just saying.
NEXT FILM: Monty Phyton and the Holy Grail (I know this one was before but had to blog The Artist)
Poster design: me