Saturday, March 10, 2012

If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them

Tonight Liz and I watched The Artist. It's enjoyable of course, brilliantly done, shot, acted... but a also bit disappointing. For all the hype and awards it's essentially a B&W, non-talking cross between Singin' in the Rain and A Star is Born. What is interesting, however, is that it's French. France has a wonderful film heritage and continues to produce great films, but they're almost always in French (not unreasonably) and usually set in France. So what better way to buck the trend than to make a film which has nothing to do with France and French: a love letter to Hollywood with no words?!

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed it, but felt it was a tad too long & that it fell for the Singin in the Rain trap of thinking that sound was the downfall of many stars, it wasn't really. Lots of other things happened around that time to stop careers. And of course, Hollywood likes it's story straight, and things are never that simple.