Fall in Love with ‘The Artist’

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Recently, I watched a little film called The Artist that has now gone on to win a whole bunch of film awards including the Golden Globes. What's special about it is that it's a silent film! Surprisingly, I really enjoyed it and kept thinking of the LomoKino throughout the movie! Here's why.

Photo credit: IMDB

I think it’s safe to say that most generations of today have not seen a real silent film before. Or maybe, at least one that they enjoyed. I’ll be the first to admit that I thought I would fall asleep within the first 10 minutes, but on the contrary I was completely enchanted!

Here is the movie trailer :

From the trailer you can more or less tell what the plot is about so I will not go into detail about that. What I loved about it was the brilliant use of music, the engaging storyline and of course the throwback to a different era.

I found myself constantly thinking of the LomoKino during the movie. I was so inspired at all the amazing things you can achieve with just music, beautiful shots and a proper storyline. Forget all the special effects and fancy dialogue. After watching this movie, I wanted to rush home, grab my LomoKino and make my very own black & white old fashioned silent movie worthy of a Lomography Golden Globe ;)

Photo credit: FMV Magazine

Enter a new analogue dimension with the LomoKino. Lomography’s own 35mm analogue movie camera allows you to capture action and immortalize your story on film! Shoot 144 frames on any 35mm film and create your own cinematic masterpieces. Want to watch your movie the old-school way? We also offer the LomoKino and LomoKinoscope package!

written by saysaysay on 2012-01-20 in #lifestyle #film #film-review #vintage #singapore #black-and-white #lomokino #tags #the-artist #movie #movie-review

5 Comments

  1. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    I thought too im gonna fall asleep cos its a silent movie... i didnt and this REALLY one of my fav movie now!

  2. saysaysay
    saysaysay ·

    @lawypop wow I found someone else who's watched it too haha! Loved it, thought the actors did an amazing job too!

  3. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    I really like Jean Dujardin's work.

  4. saysaysay
    saysaysay ·

    @neanderthalis what other interesting films has he done? recommendations! :)

  5. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    @saysaysay I like the OSS 117 movies he did. They are a campy parody of 60's spy movies. They may not be for everyone's taste, but I laughed a lot.

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