The movies Hugo and The Artists are great examples of Post Tenebras Lux (read the Jan. 2 post After Darkness, Light). And while I’m at it, those films are also examples of cinematic epiphanies (read yesterday’s post Essential Epiphanies.)
While in Orlando Monday and Tuesday I was able to catch both Hugo and The Artist and I can’t remember when I’ve been as impressed seeing two films back to back. I wouldn’t be surprised if The Artist wins best picture at the 2012 Oscar Awards and Martin Scorsese takes home best director for Hugo. (And while I haven’t been a fan of 3-D, I thought Hugo in 3-D was special. Even though it was the most expensive ticket I’ve ever paid for a movie—$14.)
Hugo and The Artist are also great movies to see while they are still in the theaters because they are about movies intersecting with life. And while I’m not against watching movies on an iPhone, iPad, computer, etc.—do yourself a favor and see both of these movies on the big screen.
1/24/11 Update: Thrilled to see Hugo & The Artist leading the way in the 2012 Oscar nominations with a combined total of 21 nominations.