You've been Warnered
November 4, 2011 10:55 PM Subscribe
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French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius wrote and "directed" the film La Classe Americaine
) in 1993, comprised entirely of scenes from Warner Brothers movies. Warner agreed to let the French TV channel Canal+ use its 4000-movie catalog free of charge and rights for a month
, resulting in a pastiche parody of Citizen Kane
, in which two journalists
investigate the cryptic meaning Orson Welles' last words.
After La Classe
, Hazanavicius directed two films lampooning the James Bond ouevre : OSS 117 - Nest of Spies
and 0SS 117 - Lost in Rio
, both starring actor Jean Dujardin. Which brings us to 2011 - Hazanavicius and Dujardin have just released a new film (via Warner Brothers in America) entitled The Artist
, a heartfelt, old-school romance without the aid of spoken dialogue or sound, [p]rojected in black-and-white in the classic 4:3 aspect ratio...
From the Variety
review: Rather than using the harsh, stagebound look of the period, director of photography Guillaume Schiffman embraces the softer, more glamorous lensing of '40s-era Hollywood productions, shooting on color stock and then converting it to black-and-white in post. The look flatters the cast, especially Dujardin, whose incandescent charm comes through just fine with his arsenal of arched eyebrows, wry smiles and the other nonverbal tricks.
The Artist wins audience award in Austin