1. Scott
    February 27, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    I’ve been put off of giving this film a try thus far. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against great artistry and excellent films – but I have had longstanding disagreements with the Academy over what films are actually good and deserving of prizes, feeling that sometimes they give the Oscar for hype, sometimes for political reasons… sigh.

    So – hearing from a trusted source who can give an idea of *why* this film deserves my attention over many other films out there is a great encouragement. I love great works – not just looking for the fluffy action flick… but a silent film? When I’ve never really enjoyed the really old silent films that I have seen? It has to have something peculiarly spectacular to grab my attention. I don’t necessarily think that’s a shallow opinion – everyone has their tastes and what is a great wonderful excellent film to one is not necessarily going to be another’s cup of tea.

    (Don’t get me started on “Doubt”… yech…)

    So thanks, Phil. I’ll put this one on the list to give a try!


    • Phil Rickaby
      February 27, 2012 @ 10:19 am

      If you are interested, Scott, I can suggest a couple of short silent films that I think are great.

      I suppose silent film isn’t for everyone, but I have a passion for it, and I think that The Artist really does a great job of capturing the genre.


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