"The Artist" ...formerly known as prints...negative prints... =D haw haw haw haw =P
Ostensibly the best film of the year.
Hey I know another black and white film that was released this year:
Ostensibly the worst film of the year.*
Man, it's a good thing those two films didn't fall off the top of the DVD player and land on the floor together... I would have been hard to tell them apart... being black and white... and in 2D...
If they only told me earlier that you could release a silent film and win the O-Scars with it then I wouldn't have bothered spending the last week syncing up footsteps to all the characters in my film. :(
Now the film that won for best animated short (...an award they've been giving out since before Mickey Mouse had round ears...) is some short about magical books or something... You'll never see anything truly artistic or original win here.
is the best animated short I've seen in a long while.
"The Artist" is also a "FOREIGN" film, they seem to have made a big deal about that in the news all day, There's a tired old concept that doesn't make sense in the digital age. Almost fitting that the relics at the "Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences" would pick a film that goes back to the films of ~100 years ago. Digima is the future, and the Internet is the revolution. The Uberectors have been unleashed, empowered by the technology of true liberation. We are the Anonymous of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Join us ;) there's lots of room up here at the top.
* Oh wait, that's "Another Earth"... my mistake...