Last year we shared with you a post by Max Dana on the French silent movie The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. In her post Max wrote: ‘Jean Dujardin won the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Actor Award for his performance and I have heard the film has become the frontrunner to win Best Picture at the 2012 Oscars‘.
As an Hollywood’s Golden Age expert, Max had a good intuition about it: The Artist has carried off the top prize at the 2012 Academy awards last month and won five awards including best actor for Jean Dujardin and best director for Michel Hazanavicius. Congratulations!
On this occasion and to celebrate the movie, Max created an artwork featuring da-eYe as ‘the artist’ in the movie. Here’s an excerpt of her post and the artwork. Read full post here.
Jean Dujardin (Best Actor) did it. Michel Hazanavicius (Best Director) did it. And all the crew who worked on the film can be proud (Best Costume Design, Mark Bridges; Best Original Score, Ludovic Bource), they did it too! “The Artist” is the first silent and foreign film that has won the Oscar for Best Picture in more than 80 years… And Dujardin is the first Frenchman ever to win the Oscar for best actor. Far from me the idea of being chauvinistic but at least we can enjoy this great success!
As a huge fan of the Golden Age of Hollywood which inspired my first -unfinished- book, I think that The Artist deserves all of its awards (I explain why I like the movie so much in: Hollywood’s Golden Age is back with The Artist). And my friend da-eYe can’t agree more. He even thinks he IS The Artist and had no scruples uncrediting Jean Dujardin and put his name instead… da-eYe is so George Valentine, isn’t he?