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The Artists | Movie Review

The Artist movie poster
"Black and white silent movie - Oh my God!" That is what I had in mind when a friend of mine asked me to watch The Artist together in a cinema. At that time, I was thinking "why should I spend Rp 30,000 just to watch a black and white silent movie?" Now I took back all of my words.

By the time the movie started to play, I was laughing. "Ok, it's weird"

I usually go to a movie theater to watch high definition pictures and ultra bombastic sound qualities. And then, here I was, sitting inside one of XXI's studio, watching black and white films with no human dialogues in it.

As the movie starts, I began to understand what the movie director tries to convey. Weird though, but probably that is what the movie director wants people to experience. He wants people to perceive something "old" as "new".

The opening of the movie is somewhat unique. I am not going to spoil what happens since you need to experience it by yourself. All I can tell is that I love the movie's opening.

The Artist's story is also very simple. You do not even need to think to comprehend what the screen shows you. You just need to follow the storyline. It only tells a story of a professional silent movie actor George Valentine who must face a reality about an end to silent movie. A faithful fan of him - who turns out to be a big actress of non-silent movies - Peppy Miller then tries to help him out during his troubled times, even in secrets.

With such simple story, The Artist could only rely on the strength of its actor and actress's acting. And I can say that both main characters do justice to the movie. Besides, the movie also relies on the cinematography so that audience can enjoy the movie even though it is in "b&w". I think it is no wonder that the movie wins five Oscars in three categories including Best Pictures, Best Actor and Best Movie Director.

I cannot say anymore about this movie. It deserves 8 of 10 stars. 


  1. OK, i have to say that after reading this post. I'm so much curios bout this movie.


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