30 December 2016

The Artist, 2011 - ★★★

I really loved this when I first saw it but perhaps that was the magic of watching something so refreshingly different with a full appreciative audience in a (nearly at the time) 100 year old cinema. Somehow it had lost the magic when I watched it on TV. Perhaps it was the TV, or perhaps I've seen more silent films in the last five years so it didn't seem as special. This time it felt too long, stretching out the admittedly thin plot. I was also surprised that the music wasn't much stronger which may also be because over the last few years I've listened and appreciated to more film music. It was still enjoyable and wonderfully made, just lacking a lot of what made it so special when I first saw it.

December 29, 2016 at 11:32PM

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