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  1. Li @Flash Fiction
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 18:57:49

    Glad you did this review – it isn’t playing around here (at least not yet) and I might have bypassed it. I like the idea that it’s in the silent movie format.

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  2. Ed Lebowitz
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 19:49:03

    The success of this movie is based to a large extent on irony apart from the story itself. It is a silent version of “A Star is Born” with the downfall of the protagonist due to the death of silent movies. But this is a silent movie about 80-90 years after they stopped making silent movies. Sound weird–see it and enjoy it. It’s great.

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  3. Penelope J.
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 13:03:49

    Haven’t seen “The Artist” but based on your excellent review, will certainly do so. Have to concur a bit about “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” but afterwards, was told that the movie is a “truncated” version of a very convoluted story and that the BBC 6-hr TV production/series did more justice to the book as there is no way, in two hours, to get across the full story.

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    • bornstoryteller
      Jan 09, 2012 @ 14:48:06

      Penelope: yup, the BBC TV production of TTSS had six hours and the material was better served. There was no way to take the complexity of the book into a very slow paced two hours. The show I was at was packed in the beginning, but quite a few people got up way before it ended. “The Artist” is just a very different movie and deserves a wider screening. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks.

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