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Vertigoed – How That One Piece of Music Can Change Everything

Vertigoed – How That One Piece of Music Can Change Everything

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There is much broohaha about that snippet of music used at the end of The Artist to great effect. So much so, though, that you have to wonder about the music in The Artist – does it fill in emotion? What would happen if you scored that scene with a different piece of less moving music? Does it have the same impact? I suppose the same could be said of…

Jean DuJardin Speaks

Jean DuJardin Speaks

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Bernice Bejo and Jean DuJardin speak here about their characters in the Artist. This clip gives you an idea of what it’s like to interview them, lovely people that they are.

The Artist Wins Best Film, Scorsese Best Director in DC

The Artist Wins Best Film, Scorsese Best Director in DC

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The WAFCA (Washing DC area film critics) has announced their winners — and The Artist continues its run as winner – meanwhile, Martin Scorsese picks up Best Director.  The Artist and Hugo are kind of companion pieces, I think.  And something tells me watching Martin Scorsese and Michel Hanazavicius for a Q&A on movies would be something spectacular. They both pay homage to cinema, in every way, including how magical…

NYTimes calls The Artist a "dazzling cinematic objet d’art"

NYTimes calls The Artist a "dazzling cinematic objet d’art"

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The Artist currently stands at 87 on metacritic (tied with Deathly Hallows and Moneyball). A.O. Scott’s review in The Times: This is not a work of film history but rather a generous, touching and slightly daffy expression of unbridled movie love. Though its protagonist mourns the arrival of sound, “The Artist” itself is more interested in celebrating the range and power of a medium that can sparkle, swoon and suffer…

NYTimes calls The Artist a “dazzling cinematic objet d’art”

NYTimes calls The Artist a “dazzling cinematic objet d’art”

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The Artist currently stands at 87 on metacritic (tied with Deathly Hallows and Moneyball). A.O. Scott’s review in The Times: This is not a work of film history but rather a generous, touching and slightly daffy expression of unbridled movie love. Though its protagonist mourns the arrival of sound, “The Artist” itself is more interested in celebrating the range and power of a medium that can sparkle, swoon and suffer…

Chaplin's Granddaughters Host Screening of  The Artist

Chaplin's Granddaughters Host Screening of The Artist

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Carmen and Dolores Chaplin, Granddaughter’s of Charlie Chaplin, to host a special screening of The Artist LOS ANGELES, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 – The Weinstein Company celebrates the critically-acclaimed new feature film, THE ARTIST, with a special screening hosted by Carmen and Dolores Chaplin, international actresses and the granddaughters of Hollywood icon, Charlie Chaplin, days before its November 25th theatrical release. Together, they join writer/director Michel Hazanavicius and cast members, who…

Chaplin’s Granddaughters Host Screening of  The Artist

Chaplin’s Granddaughters Host Screening of The Artist

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Carmen and Dolores Chaplin, Granddaughter’s of Charlie Chaplin, to host a special screening of The Artist LOS ANGELES, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 – The Weinstein Company celebrates the critically-acclaimed new feature film, THE ARTIST, with a special screening hosted by Carmen and Dolores Chaplin, international actresses and the granddaughters of Hollywood icon, Charlie Chaplin, days before its November 25th theatrical release. Together, they join writer/director Michel Hazanavicius and cast members, who…

The Undeniable, Unshakable Charm of The Artist

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Kenneth Turan writing about the Oscars for the first time in a long, long while, talks about The Artist. Yesterday, as I sat at a press table at the Four Seasons for the press day for the film, it dawned on me that it’s been a while since a movie like this enthralled so many, people who have no business being enthralled, you know, poker faced press people and the…

The Artist, concept art

The Artist, concept art

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Elegant interplay of negative space, from film.com via Scott Feinberg.

The State of the Race: The Calm Before the Storm

The State of the Race: The Calm Before the Storm

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As we contemplate where we’re going and where we’ve been it’s important to take note of how things stand right now. To my mind, there are three films that could win Best Picture if the Oscars were held today. So many movies have yet to open, some of them completely shrouded in mystery, others seem to be deliberately avoiding being screened here in Los Angeles. Reports are trickling in on…