A silent movie has won the academy award! Wow. In addition to best picture, The Artist won academy awards for best director, costume design, original score, and performance by an actor. What with all the hype, you may even be tempted to see it.
I’ve been looking for it to come to my theatre for months, but I’m still waiting, and will probably be waiting a while longer.
So while I wait, I have newsflash for you: silent movies are awesome! I’ve been watching them via Silent Sunday Nights on TCM for many years now. They can take you on an emotional roller coaster and catharsis just like the talkies can.
If you’ve never watched a silent film, you’re missing out. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of bad ones out there, just as with current movies. Sometimes, one rotten one can spoil the whole experience.
I could give…
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