One man’s struggle to find relevance in the world when everything he’s known and loved gets turned on its head by the advancement of technology…I didn’t expect this movie to be so deep.
I have to admit that during the dream sequence I thought the film might be taking a Pleasantville turn, but that ended up not being the case.
The main character had a very William Powell/Thin Man quality about him, thanks in part to the dog that went everywhere with him.
Everyone did such a great job that, if I hadn’t recognized a few of them, I’d have believed it really was an old film.
They really captured the feel of both old films and the 1920s and 30s in general, from the outfits to the scene transitions, to the opening credit style and more.
Product placement in a film like this? That’d just be silly, wouldn’t it?
I’ve mentioned in a few of my reviews how I’ve waited months to see a film, only to have them not live up to the hype I’ve given them…but not here!
My only regret with The Artist is that I wasn’t able to see it in theaters.