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Movies: Oscars Shatter The Silence

  • February 27th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

the-artist-wikipedia.jpgFive Oscars were awarded in Los Angeles on Sunday to The Artist, the French and American black-and-white silent film, about the era of black-and-white silent films in Los Angeles.

It was named Best Picture in the Academy Awards presentation, and the leading man, Jean Dujardin became Best Actor.

the-artist-2.jpgProposed and promoted by producers in France, it was shot in Los Angeles, and invoked various comparisons: the first black and white film to win since Schindler’s List in 1994; marked by a rare silence, hardly broken since the advent of the “talkies”, lining up with salient items like Mel Brooks’s 1970s Silent Movie, in which just one word was spoken – by Marcel Marceau.

Meryl Streep won her second Oscar, as best Actress, for her portrayal of the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher. (See EUAustralia Online, “Going to the movies”, 14.2.12).

The Australian Kirk Baxter won his second Oscar for editing, jointly with Angus Wall, this time on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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