All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. An easy way of seeing how…
Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
Boy, was I disappointed.
I was looking forward to this film, of course fuelled by the hype surrounding it, the Oscar nominations it got and the prizes it had already won. For me it was merely a gimmicky, thinly stretched exercise in style.
Now don't get me wrong, I really appreciate what they were trying to do here. Anyone who wants to make an ode to cinema has got my vote and I applaud them for that. I just feel by wrapping it all in a flimsy, incredibly shallow plot they caused me to lose interest.
Dujardin's performance has been praised a lot, but I found him to be very one-dimensional. Sure he has got incredible charm and an unmistakable…
I was grinning like an idiot the entire time I was watching this film. Hard to pinpoint what exactly makes it so effortlessly endearing – I mean, there are many things – the slapstick is great, the music's lovely, the dog is adorable, the whole movie is just an energetic whirlwind of visual witticisms and delightful touches. But I think the real goodness comes from how confidently it flirts with the boundary between authenticity and kitsch... every scene is so well-rendered in the language of camp and irony that it makes the moments of cold, stark drama all the more horrific and powerful.
There is so much meta-commentary here on the magic of film – the way we surrender ourselves…
It looks great. It - perhaps ironically - sounds great. The acting is fine, particularly from Jean Dujardin and Uggie the dog. But while the novelty of a modern silent film is fun (with all due respect to Mel Brooks SILENT MOVIE), it feels more like a stylistic exercise or a short film stretched to feature length rather than a complete work. It's so slight and breezy, and instantly forgettable.
On some level I'm aware that I shouldn't like this film as much as I do. The Artist isn't groundbreaking or even a proper tribute to the silent era so much as it is a rehashing of several popular classic Hollywood films. Hell, they even talk far too much for it to be a proper silent film.
But boy, Jean Dujardin's performance never fails to put a smile on my face. His body language reminds me of greats like Chaplin and Keaton, in that he shares the complete ease and lack of self-consciousness that made them so beloved and successful as masters of physical comedy. Plus he's just incredibly charming.
I had a great time watching The Artist. I don't reckon I require any more of a film when it leaves me feeling exhilarated, fulfilled, and giddy with delight by the end.
I think it was 2007 when, while bus traveling between two States, I imagined what I thought would be impossible for as long as I lived. What if a silent film was done today? Think about the reactions of all the people that either cherished or remembered that era (if still alive). Think about the reactions that people unfamiliar with silent cinema would have: disbelief, angst, disappointment? What would it mean for the film industry? Would such a project be triumphant today? To what extent would the film be capable of encouraging masses to explore silent films? Those questions floated in my mind, but only one thing was certain: I'd definitely pay to see it with a lot of excitement.…
Ir jābūt baigai iekšai, lai 2011. gadā uzņemtu mēmo filmu. Ir jābūt baigam talantam un varēšanai, lai to izdarītu tā, ka ne vienā brīdī skaņas nepietrūktu. Gluži pretēji - (neliels spoileris) - brīdī, kad parādijās tā šķita ļoti neierasta, trokšņaina un pilnīgi nevajadzīga padarīšana. Burvīgs gabals un visu cieņu - ko tādu izstāstīt melnbalti un bez vārdiem.
Silent but deadly that's what this film is like. I enjoyed this silent film and I like how it got best picture at the Oscar's good.
A 2011 silent black & white film like this shouldn't be so fascinating. But, wow, it is.
For all those b&w haters out there, it's not mine or anyone else's problem to give a damn. The Artist is pure amusing and shockingly momentuos.
it was ok!! nothing that special got a bit boring in the 3/4th but was really fun at the end!!! i want 2 tap
O Artista é uma perola valoriza a medida que o tempo passa, foi feito de forma despretensiosa e encantadora, conquistou tudo e todas de forma plena e saudosista.
Seu maior mérito, além de homenagear o cinema em sua plenitude, é de retratar com simplicidade a capacidade da sétima arte em proporcionar prazer e emoção, sem necessitar de firulas ou alegorias visuais.
Jean Dujardin um ator a se conferir futuramente, de grande carisma, mas a grande revelação, ao meu ver, é a Bérénice Bejo, uma atriz de marcante expressão e talento singular.
For a silent film buff this is a REAL TREAT.
A lovely tribute to the silent era of film, visually engaging and masterfully executed.
I still can't get out of my mind that this movie is famous just because it's on black & white
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