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The Artist – awesomeness squared

(Note: This is something of an experiment in exporting content from Storify to the blog so apologies for any formatting issues)
The Artist – Official Trailer [HD]
Tue, Jan 17 2012 10:44:00

Sometimes you see something which is so wondrous and delightful that it makes you want to watch it again, and again, and again.

It doesn’t happen that often. Star Wars (obviously), Raiders of the Lost Ark (they had me at rolling boulders), The Station Agent at the NFT, the Lord of the Rings (again, obviously) and Blazing Saddles (if i’m an honest it was the baked bean scene…)
Now I can add The Artist to that list.

Tue, Jan 17 2012 11:44:26

It’s a beautiful serenade to silent film and the Golden age of the Hollywood studio. It’s witty, clever and some of the set pieces are simply breathtaking. The performances by the cast, from leading man Jean Dujardin as suave silent thesp George Valentin and leading lady Berenice Bejo, to the support of John Goodman and James Cromwell right the way to cameos from Malcolm MacDowell are superb. Not to mention Uggie the dog.

Has there ever been a better dog in a film than the one from Umberto D? Uggie from The Artist perhaps? He’s just too cute
Tue, Jan 17 2012 10:35:46
The closest I have ever come to the sheer exhilaration of seeing this movie is watching Metropolis on the big screen with Neil Brand playing piano as the soundtrack. This film is that good.
It’s already won some influential friends:
“Jesus. Just saw THE ARTIST. I staggered out of the cinema. It’s FANTASTIC.
Wed, Jan 11 2012 13:09:23
‘The Artist’ …. …. … !
“’The Artist’ is quite exceptionally brilliant and moving and stylish and funny and clever and inspiring and… Words don’t do it justice.

And if you don’t take my word for it ….

– check out these reviews instead…


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