Why can I not find this movie anywhere in DC??? I first took note of this when it blasted on to the stage in Cannes, and then again during my trip to London this October. In fact, I even clipped a magazine page about it for my “to do” file. Now, everyone is talking about it as it’s a leading contender for Best Picture. I actually found myself with a potential night off tomorrow and I thought I would go but nooooooo, it’s nowhere in DC! Curses!
From what I’ve read, The Artist is a modern silent movie that address a once famous actor who meets his fall with the rise of talkies (Norma Desmond anyone? Hopefully this guy doesn’t end up a butler). In the meantime, his muse/friend/lover/protege type gal meets her rise with the new medium. The Artist definitely promises to be tragic, and a stylish dose of life in black and white.
It’s funny, I say stylish because that is what black and white is to me – classic, elegant, it smacks of tuxedos and newsprint. For diplo-husband, black and white couldn’t be further from the opposite – for him, black and white means depression-era, poverty, and not having the option to live in color. Different perspectives, right?
In any case, I’m definitely looking forward to when the movie does make it here – it will be top of my list. The screen shots are already promising a two-tone visual feast – ready for a close-up anyone?