Vertigoed – How That One Piece of Music Can Change Everything

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...
Posted On 20 Jan 2012

Jean DuJardin Speaks

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.
Posted On 30 Dec 2011

The Artist Wins Best Film, Scorsese Best Director in DC

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...
Posted On 05 Dec 2011

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

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...
Posted On 26 Nov 2011

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

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...
Posted On 26 Nov 2011

Chaplin's Granddaughters Host Screening of The Artist

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...
Posted On 18 Nov 2011

Chaplin’s Granddaughters Host Screening of The Artist

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...
Posted On 18 Nov 2011

The Undeniable, Unshakable Charm of The Artist

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...
Posted On 10 Nov 2011

The Artist, concept art

Elegant interplay of negative space, from film.com via Scott Feinberg.
Posted On 26 Oct 2011

The State of the Race: The Calm Before the Storm

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...
Posted On 25 Oct 2011
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