The Return of the Silent Film

Of all the cinematic surprises of 2011, the renaissance of silent cinema was probably the hardest to see coming down the pike. When Harvey Weinstein enthused about a silent back-and-white film, starring two unknown French stars, which he’d just bought at Cannes, brother Bob suggested he check himself into a mental asylum. After it received a 15-minute standing ovation, The Artist was marked up by Oscarologists as the outside favorite to win best picture.

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