I know it's been a while since The Artist won the Best Picture Academy Award, but we finally got around to seeing it. It's on my bucket list to watch all Academy Award best picture winners. Clearly, I have a long way to go, but, I'm glad we watched this!
It is definitely different from any movie I have ever seen. First off, the entire film was in black and white. Not only that but it's also a silent film. Silent as in the actors use very dramatic facial features and randomly there will be screen shots with some dialogue. Not many, I might add.
What I thought was really great about it was that even though there was no speaking, and hardly any dialogue, we were able to easily follow the story line. It was funny and it was serious and you picked up on everything.
I also loved the era, the clothes, the decor, the cars, I loved the way the film grasped the late 20s and early 30s.
I probably wouldn't watch this movie again, but I enjoyed it and recommend it! If you have a night with no distractions, I'd say watch it. You definitely need to be paying attention though, since there's no speaking and all.
Have you seen it?
What did you think?