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My experience seeing "The Artist" tonight.

Posted by Josh5890, 30 December 2011 · 184 views

Tonight I went to the movie theater to go see The Artist. I had never seen a silent film before in a theater setting so I was excited for this experience. None of my local theaters are showing this picture so I was forced to drive up to Lombard (40 minute drive). Believe it or not, it added to the experience in a positive way. My 15 year old brother tagged along with me. When we entered the room, I was suprised to see that more people attended the showing (60-65% full). Also, there were more younger people like me in attendence although the older audience (mid 40's-early 60's) had a slight majority. One thing that really, really helped make tonight special was no cell phone incidents. The last few shows for me, with younger and older audiences, had some serious issues that put me on the edge.

When the film began (in 4:3 ratioPosted Image), there was a silence across the entire theater I have never experienced. Then the music started to play. Immediately I was drawn in to the story. It reminded me of the start of Singing in the Rain. There were laughs to get the audience going and during the slower points we were quiet and watching happpily. The silence in the theater almost put me in tears, not kidding.

The Artist felt like a film made in the 20's. The special effects, the camera angles, dialogue, and of course, acting. The main actor looked alot like Clark Gable (even though he was a star after the silent era). It was very amazing how they were able to sucessfully make a film using techniques from 90 years ago. At the end of the film everyone was applauding the film. I won't spoil anything but when John Goodman says at the end "One more please?", I wanted to say the same thing.

With the exception seeing Star Wars for the first time in 1997, (nothing will ever top a 7 year olds first time seeing that gem in a theater) tonight was the greatest experience I have enjoyed at a movie theater.




Tonight I went to the movie theater to go see The Artist. I had never seen a silent film before in a theater setting so I was excited for this experience. None of my local theaters are showing this picture so I was forced to drive up to Lombard (40 minute drive). Believe it or not, it added to the experience in a positive way. My 15 year old brother tagged along with me. When we entered the room, I was suprised to see that more people attended the showing (60-65% full). Also, there were more younger people like me in attendence although the older audience (mid 40's-early 60's) had a slight majority. One thing that really, really helped make tonight special was no cell phone incidents. The last few shows for me, with younger and older audiences, had some serious issues that put me on the edge.

When the film began (in 4:3 ratioPosted Image), there was a silence across the entire theater I have never experienced. Then the music started to play. Immediately I was drawn in to the story. It reminded me of the start of Singing in the Rain. There were laughs to get the audience going and during the slower points we were quiet and watching happpily. The silence in the theater almost put me in tears, not kidding.

The Artist felt like a film made in the 20's. The special effects, the camera angles, dialogue, and of course, acting. The main actor looked alot like Clark Gable (even though he was a star after the silent era). It was very amazing how they were able to sucessfully make a film using techniques from 90 years ago. At the end of the film everyone was applauding the film. I won't spoil anything but when John Goodman says at the end "One more please?", I wanted to say the same thing.

With the exception seeing Star Wars for the first time in 1997, (nothing will ever top a 7 year olds first time seeing that gem in a theater) tonight was the greatest experience I have enjoyed at a movie theater.
I don't go to the movies anymore. i have a huge HDTV at home. It feels like a home theater.
Sounds like a great movie. Can't wait to see it. Best picture of the year?
Given that this is a weak year in my opinion with best picture material, I think it has a great shot at the oscar! The Artist will have nominees in the big categories