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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:37 PM

Last night we wached "The Artist" on Netflix streaming.

I also posted this in the Netflix group.

My wife and I heartily recommend it.

For a little background, I love silent movies. The introduction of sound into the movies did not advance an art form as much as it ended one form and gave birth to another and many fine actors and actresses had their careers ruined, either because their voices weren't particulary good or because they didn't speak very good English, if any.

As one who has seen MANY silent Movies, I can say that "The Artist" does quite well in duplicating the spirit of many of these movies. I can also say that it seems very faithful to the mood that my parents have told me of the late 20s & early 30s.

We also believe that the movie was certainly deserving of it's many Oscars.

If you're the type of movie fan that is furious that Jean Claude Van Damme has never been acclaimed as a great actor, you may not like it. Otherwise. try it out and enjoy!

PEACE!

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Reply Last night we wached "The Artist" on Netflix streaming. (Original post)
MarianJack Dec 2012 OP
MotherPetrie Dec 2012 #1
MarianJack Dec 2012 #4
question everything Dec 2012 #2
MarianJack Dec 2012 #3
question everything Dec 2012 #8
MarianJack Dec 2012 #11
agent46 Dec 2012 #5
MarianJack Dec 2012 #6
graham4anything Dec 2012 #7
MarianJack Dec 2012 #12
msongs Dec 2012 #9
MarianJack Dec 2012 #13
forestpath Dec 2012 #10
MarianJack Dec 2012 #14

Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:40 PM

1. Another recommendation. Wonderful movie.

 

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:47 PM

4. Thanx!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:41 PM

2. Uggie: I was adopted

PETA has been running ads of Uggie. In the Wall St. Journal, where display ads are expensive.

But somehow, everytime when I look at him, he looks so... human.

From http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/01/uggie-the-artist-dog-peta-ad_n_1468717.html



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Response to question everything (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:46 PM

3. That doggie was ADORABLE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:11 PM

8. As was the movie, of course

Did you catch Malcolm McDowell in a small role, Peppy Miller was "talking" to when she came for the audition?

Shortly after we saw the movie last December, Chaplin's City Lights was on TCM (I think) and it being silence was quite natural.

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Response to question everything (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:44 PM

11. I did see Mr. McDowell and,...

...about a 1/4 second of Ed Lauter, too.

I think that "City Lights" is one of the greatest films of all time, as well as Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:47 PM

5. Personally, I'm more pissed

...that the genius of Judd Nelson has never been fully appreciated but your recommendation sounds interesting anyway. I saw "The Artist" listed on Neflix a few days ago and wondered if was worth a forray. Thanks for posting.

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Response to agent46 (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:48 PM

6. Judd Nelson,...and let's not forget...

...Ally Sheedy!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:52 PM

7. and the tribute to Bernard Herrmann was marvelous.As was James Cromwell & Ed Lauter

 

That movie was wonderful.

deserved everything it won.

and what a great leading man Jean is.

The French!!! First Marion a few years ago, now Jean.

and watch Jean's james bond takeoffs. Amazing

James Cromwell who had a supporting role, is one of the most underated character actors there is.
Son of a famous director, and one of the best and most liberal and outspoken liberals in Hollywood.He should have won for Babe, which he was nominated for, or a dozen other movies. Hopefully one day he will. (He also played Bush41 in W)

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:46 PM

12. Hopefully Cromwell will someday get his due.

He was terrificc in "LA Confidential" also.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:50 PM

9. saw it in a theater...people walked out because it

started out as a silent flick and had NO blasting loud music, explosions, or cheap sex lol

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Response to msongs (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:47 PM

13. Well,...

...there WAS a fire!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:13 PM

10. Saw it when it came out - LOVED IT

 

The acting and the story.

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Response to forestpath (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:48 PM

14. Yes!

PEACE!

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