The film 'The Artist' was just put up on Netflix and I've just watched it and want to talk to the rest of you about it. This was the first time I had seen the film and I really liked it. I'm a sucker for old films and really enjoy silent films so this film was right up my alley. I really like how they tied the story itself, a silent-film actor struggling with the fall of silent films and the rise of 'talkies', with the deliver of the actual movie (introducing sounds into the film). I personally had hoped that they would have gone farther with this concept. There's a scene where the main actor has a nightmare where sounds start occurring all around him and he freaks out as if he's never heard those sounds before. I was kind of hoping that this would become the new 'reality' within the film and that as the years went buy the real world within the film would continue to reflect the changing technology of film itself (so, for example, in the 50s the real world start to have color and the main character would freak out because in his world there had only been black and white). But, despite not going down that weird path, I really liked the film as a whole.
I think the only part that I didn't really like was that, at the end of the film, I didn't fully understand the motivation behind the actions of the main character. Based off of what he sees, I could imagine several reactions but I had a hard time thinking of why he reacted the way he did and that the dark turn he had made so quickly changed direction upon seeing the other character enter his apartment at the very end right before the last scene. All of that felt rushed and incoherent. But overall it was a fantastic film.
So for those that saw the film, what did you think of it?