Saturday, 2 June 2012

Scenes 18: The Artist Returns

I saw something rather exciting in a shop this afternoon -  The Artist (2011) is finally out on DVD and for sale! 

For those who may have forgotten, The Artist was the black and white tribute to silent films of the 20's and 30's that won loads of awards at the beginning of the year - including five Oscars, one for Best Picture, one Best Director and one for Best Actor, according to  this BBC article.

I saw the film when it came out in The Kinema in the Woods, which is an old kinema that has been around since the 20's - the perfect setting for a silent black and white film!

The film is directed by Michel Hazanavicius and stars Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo; and tells film the story of how a silent film actor is affected when the film industry moves into sound, whilst a young girl he accidentally bumps into gets into the movies and rises in fame. 

Michel Hazanavicius has worked with Jean Dujardin before on a couple of films about a French secret agent called OSS 117 - France's answer to James Bond, but without much of a clue, according to the trailer - which rather funny. Check out the trailers below. 

Just one more thing before I finish this post though. I am afraid I was wrong about Doctor Who series 7 being broadcast late this summer. I have just found out the next series starts on the 12th of September! I have no idea why its starting so late, they are filming the Christmas episode now after all, so the 7th series should be in the can. Oh well, just have to wait a bit longer than expected. My brother is counting down - 100 days to go! 

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