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“And ze winner is …”

Posted by Big John on February 14, 2012

I’ve not seen the movie, so perhaps I am missing something, but I have seen lots of clips of what appears to be fairly amusing re-creation of a 1920’s silent film. It’s got a couple of reasonably talented actors and a cute little dog, but I just can’t see what all the fuss is about. Blimey ! .. It’s won just about every award going at the moment, including a fistful of ‘Baftas’ !

So how will this black-and-white silent movie go down in Hollywood, and will ‘The Artist’ sweep the boards on ‘Oscars’ night ?

To be honest, just like Clark Gable in “Gone with the Wind”, .. I don’t give a damn ! .. but it does seem strange that some pretty impressive films and some popular actors are getting ‘stuffed’ by a low budget, off beat movie.

I’ve seen this film described as “a global phenomenon”, and as the “finest film released in 2011”. Umm! I wonder if those who get to vote in ‘Tinsel Town’ will see it that way, when .. Sacré Blue ! .. It was made by doz “cheese eating surrender monkies” ? 

Well perhaps they will, but I suspect that it won’t be long before some pissed off nominee refers to clever little Uggy as …

… a little ‘fils d’une chienne’ !


2 Responses to ““And ze winner is …””

  1. Ginnie said

    I wish they’d never started with the Oscars. Every year I am disappointed with the films that are touted as THE BEST OF THE YEAR. I feel the same way with the NY Times Best Sellers list … so many of the books they recommend aren’t worth the paper (or Kindle) that they’re written on … in my humble opinion.

  2. Count me among the three people on earth who saw nothing in this film she hadn’t seen before. And better acted and staged too.
    PS Love your blog….

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