The costumes, the lighting, the use of music and sound effects, the framing of the shots; all a beautiful homage to the silent era of movies. Of course there is a rich vein of films from which you can cherry pick scenes, shots and techniques from, the danger with this is that it looks like a compilation of clips instead of a stand alone movie but The Artist manages to tell a beautiful story, be true to its source and still engage a cinema audience who are well immersed in Dolby 5:1 sound, super real colour and the 3-D experience.
The typographic detail for the posters, the newspapers, the cinema hoardings and the street furniture were so well done. Is there an Oscar for best Graphic Design in a movie? If there isn't, there should be.
After a little research I found out that the screen titles were handled by a French man called Laurent Brett, and the graphic design was carried out by a man called Martin T. Charles. If you get a chance treat your self to a night at the cinema because this film deserves to be seen on the big screen.
|A selection of the typographic skills of Laurent Brett.|