Tuesday, July 17, 2012
"The Artist": A Movie Review By Jillian
It has been awhile since I did a movie review.
Mainly because I try to focus my blog on my antique shop and the adventures of finding antiques.
But over the weekend we rented The Artist and I just loved the style of it. Set in the late 1920's the costuming, makeup, props, and well, everything about it just put you right there with the flapper girls. It was even silent. Yes, SILENT. You had to read their expressions and the random words up on the screen to know what was going on. I thought my Dear Hubs was going to go crazy. But he actually hung in there for the whole thing. No sleeping this time, can you believe it?
When I went to IMDB to see what they wrote for a synopsis, I found this:
"A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions."
It was about so much more than that!
It was about a man who was a larger than life celebrity (he even had a very large portrait of himself in his house) who was the king of silent films... but lost everything when his pride overcame his art. He could not see the value in switching over to talking movies. (Many silent film makers and stars did not do well in the transition to talkies...they either had terrible voices or didn't want to progress forward.)
He loses everything, his wife, his home, his riches, his fame... until a young dancer whom he had helped in the past comes back into his life.
I highly recommend it!
And for that I give it 4 popcorns! Check it out for yourself, you might like it. We found it in RED BOX Movies.
I'll be back soon with new listings and a peek at my new rose watercolor painting...and how I am trying to restore it back to "like new" condition!