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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:34 PM

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

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.

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 watched "The Artist" on Netflix streaming. (Original post)
MarianJack Dec 2012 OP
NV Whino Dec 2012 #1
MarianJack Dec 2012 #2
cbayer Dec 2012 #3
MarianJack Dec 2012 #4
Captain Spaulding Dec 2012 #5
MarianJack Dec 2012 #6

Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:55 PM

1. I was decidedly underwhelmed by this movie

Yes, I liked it, but I don't think it was deserving of all the awards.

Just watched Hugo and felt the same way. I think it was the desaturation that annoyed me most. This movie had the potential for rich, warm color to evoke an era, but they elected to suck it dry of color, creating a visually flat movie. Or maybe it was just the unevenness of the saturation that kept drawing me away from the story. Or maybe the non French accents in what was supposed to be a French movie was the back-breaking straw. I really wanted to like this movie, but I couldn't get past these flaws.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:41 PM

2. Well,...

...I guess that that's the reason they make ice cream in different flavors, too!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:23 PM

3. I also truly loved this and am glad to hear it is streaming.

I will watch it again. It was one of the more innovative things I have seen in a while.

Glad you enjoyed it.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:02 AM

4. I'm sure that...

...I'll be warching again also.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:39 AM

5. The Artist AND Hugo...

...are two of the most interesting and delightful films I've seen in a long time

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Response to Captain Spaulding (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:23 AM

6. I have Hugo in my streaming queue,...

...and I'm looking forward to seeing it.

BTW, Welcome to DU!

PEACE!

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