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    NYFF '11: 'The Artist' Director Michel Hazanavicius Credits Orson Welles As One Of Many Influences

    Director Wanted To Revive Silent Movie Style For A Contemporary Movie AudienceDespite stealing audiences' hearts and walking away from the prestigious Cannes Film Festival with the Best Actor Award, Michel Hazanavicius's nostalgia-fueled silent feature "The Artist" may have its work cut out for it. Will regular movie-goers go and see something like this in an era when the mere thought of a flick not being in color is appalling? It's a tough call, but with the right push, it might get sales solely based on the fact it's unlike anything in at the cineplex today. After that, all the movie needs is five minutes: it's an instant charmer, an escapi...

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    Watch: Six Clips From Crowd-Pleasing Silent Oscar Contender 'The Artist'

    The big film that no one saw coming this year was Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist." The director was best known for his cult French comedies in the "OSS 117" series, and reunited with star Jean Dujardin for a silent movie homage, riffing on films from "Singin' in the Rain" to "A Star Is Born," sho...

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    'The Descendants,' 'Shame,' 'The Artist' Head Full Line Up For 55th BFI London Film Festival

    'The Ides Of March,' 'We Need To Talk About Kevin,' 'Carnage,' 'Wuthering Heights' & More Also IncludedWe're really getting into the thick of festival season by now. Telluride is long departed, things are winding down in Venice (we're here for another 24 hours, but it's starting to look like a ghost...

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    'Shame,' 'The Artist,' 'The Descendants,' 'Albert Nobbs' & More Journey To Telluride This Weekend

    'Tinker Tailor Solider Spy' Remains MIA On North American Festival ShoresWhile Venice has kicked off the fall festival season in grand style, the awards season really starts with Telluride. Reactions from the hippie resort film festival have proven to be a crystal ball at both box office and awards season performance and for many studios, cause to tweak and adjust their fall plans accordingly based on what happens in Colorado. Moreover, with TIFF right around the corner, a strong showing at Telluride can often put a previously under the radar the film into a strong spotlight in Toronto. "Up In The Air," "Juno," "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Brok...

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    Watch: Trailer For The Silent Movie Sensation 'The Artist'

    So, are you one of those people who refuses to watch a film that's in black and white or worst yet [shudder] a silent movie? Well, we're not gonna lecture you on the countless number of great films you're missing out on or just the ignorance of that stance altogether, but we will tell you this: whet...

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    'The Artist' Gets An Appropriately Elegant Poster; Shepard Fairey Designs One Sheet For 'The Lady'

    Uninspired by boring blockbuster movie posters all summer? Well here's some classy work that should chase those blues away.

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    Alexander Payne's 'The Descendants' To Close The New York Film Festival

    Impressive Main Slate Includes 'The Artist,' 'Shame,' 'Le Havre,' 'Melancholia,' 'Miss Bala,' 'The Kid With The Bike' & MoreWith TIFF and Venice solidifying their lineups, organizers at the New York Film Festival revealed their full main slate today and it's pretty impressive. Kicking things off, the fest announced that Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" has landed the Closing Night Gala slot. To refresh your memory, the film is co-written by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, and follows the story of a wealthy Hawaiian man named Matt King (Clooney), who takes his daughters (Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller) on a road trip to find the man his wife has...

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    Cannes Sensation 'The Artist' To Make North American Premiere At Montreal World Film Festival

    The world of international film festivals is one of stature, as organizers and curators from Cannes to Toronto to Melbourne to beyond jockey and jostle for position, hoping to snag the big premieres that will add star power and prestige to their city and event. The way it generally falls is that Cannes, Venice and Toronto are at the top of the heap with everyone else picking up the remainders. In that vein, the Montreal World Film Festival has struggled for years. Certainly, the city is not wanting in film festivals with FIFA, Fantasia, Festival du Nouveau Cinema and Cinemania crowding up the calendar throughout the year and frankly, MWFF has...

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    The Amazing Race: How Soon Is Too Soon To Talk About The Oscars?

    This week marks the start of a new regular column here at The Playlist, focusing on the awards season. It'll be intermittent at the present, and more regular once the season really gets going come September or so.

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