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But! But!



I just watched The Artist! I've been meaning to watch it for the longest time (and wanted to do it in theaters), but it's been taken down in all the theaters in Bordeaux. It just so happened though, that R. and I had 3 hours to kill in Toulouse since we stayed longer than everybody else (and pretty much saw all we wanted to see in the city), and the one theater that was close to use had more showings of it. Lucky! 

The glory of this movie is that it's made in the style of a 1920's silent film, so people of all languages can enjoy it. :) The intertiles were in French, but surprisingly enough (:D), I could understand pretty much 90% of them.

Anyway, back to the movie. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it. It's a feel good film that manages to convey so much with so little. Ironically enough, it uses an old-fashioned charm to highlight its theme on the need to accept progress and innovation; and now I can't imagine a better or different way to present such a message. 

There are so many films that get swamped down by their special effects (Transformers anyone?), forgoing good story telling for flashiness. But The Artist really strips everything down to the core, and in its return to simplicity, powerfully does what movies do best: entertain. I'm still amazed at how the movie could make audiences laugh and cry with so little, how it can say so much with no words. It wasn't a deep story by any means, but it was one that made me feel the whole spectrum of emotions. Also Jean Dujardin is just dreamy, his facial expressions are unreal in this. <3

Here he is winning Golden Globe for Best Actor. <3 Rooting for him in the Oscars~ 




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