The Silent Film That's Out-Talking The Talkies
The silent film that's got people talking has won three Golden Globes already and has the potential to make movie history.
The only non-talkie ever to win an Oscar for Best Picture is William A. Wellman's Wings (1927), starring Clara Bow and Buddy Rogers. Now, 85 years later, The Artist has a chance to become the second silent film in history to win the Academy Award's top prize.
The film tells a story of a falling silent-film actor and a rising actress, who cross paths as the talkies are born. Most of the film itself is silent, with the exception of music, and was described by director Michel Hazanavicius as a "love letter to cinema."
Despite garnering favourable reviews from the critics, the picture has drawn some disapproval from movie-goers, who demanded ticket refunds after asserting that they were uninformed that the film was entirely silent.
Nevertheless, it appears that the film is bent on making a lot of noise in the movie industry and we should expect to see it a big winner at this year's Academy Awards.
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