This film is gaining tons of momentum and might be the first silent film in 83 years to be nominated and win for Best Picture. Jean Dujardin plays a silent movie star who has a difficult time transitioning to talkies. Maybe because it is SO different, black and white, and silent, that it really sets itself apart from all the noise out there. It may also be the sweetness, the innocence (no blood, no car crashes, no bullets) that tugs at people’s heartstrings, and makes them vote for this movie. It’s also a love letter to the movies from a movie lover.
We’ll see… And so should you. I’d be remiss not to mention the 20’s costumes by Mark Bridges look perfect. It is the point of this blog, non? Opens November 25th in LA.
Article on the costumes: