Since I wrote that first post on The Artist last Thursday, the movie has won seven awards including the Critics Choice Best Picture as well as the Best Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical at the Golden Globe Awards. It’s getting good steam heading into the Oscars.
“I think the most complex thing when you write a script is to make it simple. I hope people leave The Artist having enjoyed our film, and also with the understanding they can trust storytelling. It would be great if audiences were more open to embrace a different way to tell a story. Some ways are very unusual—like this one. That doesn’t mean it’s bad. Sometimes if you accept something different, it can surprise you.”
Writer/Director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Volume 18, Number 1
Over the weekend I stumbled upon the clip below from the 1937 movie Ready, Willing and Able. A nice nod to older films and the craft of writing. (As well as the skill and imagaination of dancing, choreography, directing and set design.)
P.S. Since I saw The Artist and Hugo back to back (they compliment each other well) I was also pleased to see that Martin Scorsese picked up Best Director from the Golden Globes. And Omaha’s Alexander Payne did okay at the Golden Globe Awards with The Descendants (which he produced. directed and wrote) as it won Best Picture—Drama.
Related post: “Hugo” and “The Artist”