The Artist is an interesting piece of film. It's a film from France that tells the story of an artist (or actor) during the times of Hollywoodland in black and white and mostly in silence, except for the music. I saw the film twice, once during the International Film Festival of India that happened at Goa, when the film hadn't won the Academy Awards or nominations, and once again a couple of days back after the film was screened with all the Academy Award glory hanging on it.
The film is a delightful watch and its terrifically made. It's like watching a film like Sunset Boulevard that's far more lighter and without the burden of words. I loved the plot of the artist and the way Michel Hazanavicius has treated it. I don't think the film could have been such an effective watch if it was made in the more contemporary of manners. It is a film that deserves to be seen for the disciplined making the director has followed which replicates the old era in a manner that seems old and one that does not seem very repulsive to the newer audience.
The film is not just terrifically made, it has also been performed brilliantly. Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cormwell and even Uggie, the dog of the artist, are so cool at what are doing in the film. The acting is a treat and it's without doubt make favorite about the film.