Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The Artist with Jean Dujardin and Bernice Bejo
Sweetie and I went to see The Artist last week. I was a little leery because it was a silent film and well you know it, uh, what's wrong with a soundtrack?
Well, I'd glad we went. You can check the link above for the plot and all that and what I want to write about was the experience. The acting and the score worked so well together that it was kind of like a ballet. The actors are very expressive. I didn't feel like I missed a thing but not having sound. Jean Dujardin plays silent movie star George Valentin. Bérénice Bejo plays Peppy Miller the up and coming starlet. The movie is a silent movie about silent movies and the ups and downs of Valentin and the flirting between him and Peppy Miller.
You know something else, the audience in the theater was absolutely silent. Nobody was talking, nobody was making noise, everybody was quiet. That was great but a little unnerving. It just goes to show that people can quit yakking if they want to. I have to admit that one gentleman in the auditorium (not me) started snoring. That gave everybody a good chuckle.
I was glad I went. This one gets five stars out of five. Not just because it is a silent movie but because of the imagination and crativity that went into it. Go see it.
Are you going to watch the Academy Awards? I am. Go to the Academy Awards Site, vote (not that it counts for any of the results). Lots of good movies this year, THE Help, War Horse among others.
I'm going for the The Help. What is your pick?