Friday, August 26, 2011

Keep an Eye Out: and Making My Heart Swell, Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist

Watch the trailer below from Michel Hazanavicius' newly released silent film The Artist (IMDB). Ya I said that...S I L E N T  F I L M. Trust and watch it!

Well I don't care what you say. I like silent films! So :P. I think the aesthetic is worthy of the praise it's getting right now and you can see the high attention to detail this has here just from less than two minutes. Plus, I'm a hopeless romantic. I'm glad something like this is being highlighted in a culture like today's because it allows people to understand the eras and boundaries cinema can cross. You don't need to be living in that era or with those people to understand their plight and emotion. No fancy SFX and 9 months of sound mixing either to get to the heart of it. Maybe the popular film industry today just needs to K.I.S.S all the way. Keep it simple stupid and have faith in your audience! To be able to release such a feat today is worthy of applause in my books anyhow. So well done. I'm excited to see this and would encourage anyone reading this to show this some love when it does come out.

Projected release date is in November so keep an eye out for this one!

Happy moviegoing folks!

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