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Reminiscing for the Nostalgic

"The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past." - Robertson Davies, A Voice from the Attic

I'm Kelly; lover of the 1940s, Gene Kelly, and Jesus. This blog is devoted to early 20th Century history, period dramas, Doctor Who, and my sexy French lover, Jean Dujardin.

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My local news could update their picture, but I don’t really mind. In fact, I’m kind of glad they didn’t. ;-)

My local news could update their picture, but I don’t really mind. In fact, I’m kind of glad they didn’t. ;-)

dweemeister:

I won’t talk! I won’t say a word!

Perhaps one of the most entertaining surprises in recent memory, this is Michel Hazanavicius’ (mostly) silent film The Artist (2011, France). An unlikely film among unlikely films, the story is rather familiar: a marquee silent film actor (Jean Dujardin) finds himself pushed to the wayside during the advent of talkies, a trend launching a maturing, young actress (Bérénice Bejo) into Hollywood stardom.

It is the film all classic film buffs working in Hollwyood wanted to make but never got the chance. And though it did not begin a new, 21st century trend in revivalist silent films, one has to credit Hazanavicius, his cast, and producer Thomas Langmann for having the bravery to undertake such a rather unprecedented effort. 

Oscar would reward such bravery, nominating The Artist ten times, winning five of those Academy Award nominations: for Costume Design (Mark Bridges), Ludovic Bource’s gorgeous Original Score, Actor (Dujardin), Director, and for Best Picture. The Artist would be the first silent film to win Best Picture since Wings (1927), the first Best Picture shot in a 4:3 screen aspect ratio since Marty (1955), the first completely black-and-white Best Picture since The Apartment (1960), and - perhaps most importantly - the first Best Picture winner not emanating from the United States or Great Britain.

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Poor baby. He’s going to make me cry again.

(Source: georgeandpeppy, via polyvinylfilms)

mynewplaidpants:

Reason #465,321 To Love Missi Pyle - She is clearly molesting Jean Dujardin on the red carpet there. Clearly.

She had to take advantage of the situation!

mynewplaidpants:

Reason #465,321 To Love Missi Pyle - She is clearly molesting Jean Dujardin on the red carpet there. Clearly.

She had to take advantage of the situation!

(Source: polyvinylfilms)

polyvinylfilms:

Sarah Clifford, who helped train Uggie for 'The Artist', said he had a great set of dramatic skills. There was a take where Uggie actually reached out and tried to pull the gun out of his (Jean’s) hand with his mouth. He put his mouth on Jean’s hand and started pulling his hand. We were so stunned. He wasn’t told to do that, (she told US Weekly.)

(Source: ibtimes.com)

I only wanted to help you, take care of you…

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“Dujardin is a way better actor than George is; when George gets on screen he totally hams it up and is hilarious. Another interesting part about this film is how Dujardin’s performance sort of proves the opposite of what George ends up thinking. When talkies first develop, he scorns them by saying that people don’t want to hear him talk, they just want to see him. Dujardin proves that seeing him is enough to get us to identify with him. I was literally behind him the second I saw that huge grin on his face.”

polyvinylfilms:

 The Artist (2011) review by Hunter - The Soul of the Plot

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(Source: thesouloftheplot.wordpress.com)

daniellaux429:

The Artist by maitaboris
I decided to post this piece of art because I’ve noticed there’s not a lot of artwork of The Artist on Tumblr, which is a shame because I really like that movie. So, here’s this picture I like from DeviantArt of George Valentin & his dog Jack. Enjoy!

daniellaux429:

The Artist by maitaboris

I decided to post this piece of art because I’ve noticed there’s not a lot of artwork of The Artist on Tumblr, which is a shame because I really like that movie. So, here’s this picture I like from DeviantArt of George Valentin & his dog Jack. Enjoy!

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crazy4rich:

Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo. The Artist photoshoot.

When he looks at the camera…swoon***

How did Berenice not just collapse into his arms?

polyvinylfilms:

crazy4rich:

THE ARTIST IN CONCERT- ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING FILM, WITH THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Royal Albert Hall - Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 December 2013
This multi award-winning film is dramatically brought to life on stage with the London Symphony Orchestra and composer-pianist Ludovic Bource, conducted by Ernst Van Tiel, playing the soundtrack simultaneously with a high-definition screening of the film for an exclusive UK premiere.

I had heard this was going to happen! I’m glad.

Wish I could be there, too!

polyvinylfilms:

crazy4rich:

THE ARTIST IN CONCERT- ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING FILM, WITH THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Royal Albert Hall - Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 December 2013

This multi award-winning film is dramatically brought to life on stage with the London Symphony Orchestra and composer-pianist Ludovic Bource, conducted by Ernst Van Tiel, playing the soundtrack simultaneously with a high-definition screening of the film for an exclusive UK premiere.

I had heard this was going to happen! I’m glad.

Wish I could be there, too!

culturevulturette:

massdefibrillation:

Greatest troll in cinematic history (The Artist).

True.  I mean, I was too busy shouting, “OMG, NOOOOOOO!” at the screen to realize it at the time, but in hindsight, yes. :)

Same.

culturevulturette:

massdefibrillation:

Greatest troll in cinematic history (The Artist).

True.  I mean, I was too busy shouting, “OMG, NOOOOOOO!” at the screen to realize it at the time, but in hindsight, yes. :)

Same.

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