“Forgotten Hollywood”- Cannes Critics Abuzz Over The Artist!

Posted on May 16, 2011 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…


   A French production shot in Los Angeles has everyone talking at this year’s 2011 Cannes Film Festival. It takes place during the final days of the Silent Era and into Hollywood’s Golden Age. What’s remarkable about this motion picture is it’s mostly a SILENT / BLACK & WHITE entry; a throwback to a more innocent cinematic technique.

the_artist_648x365   The Artist merges the magic of a lush score and direction, reminding the audience of fine work by Charlie Chaplin and Fritz Lang. In fact, research was undertaken prior to its production examining the early performances of Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford to get the exact mood and movement of the actors. The plot also mixes a heavy dose of comedy and pathos, which is very similar to scripts of that bygone era.

logo_festival_cannes   The film features the talent of John Goodman, Penelope Anne Miller, James Cromwell, and stars Jean Dujardin. It was directed by Michel Hazanavicius.  The Artist is one of twenty entries competing for this year’s top honor – The Palme d’Or – the Festival’s most prestigious prize. More than a few folks in the industry regard this motion picture as the favorite to win the award.

   It’s initial screening received an impressive ten minute standing ovation after Sunday night’s gala premiere. And earlier in the day, the movie got a warm reception at a press-junket from the normally jaded journalists who attend the yearly event.

   The success of this thematic achievement bodes well for the future in our development of  the Forgotten Hollywood documentary project. Visit the Cannes Market News website for all the details about Vision4Media’s search for International pre-sale partners and co-production collaborators:

Until next time>                             “l’est we forget”

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