Monday, February 27, 2012

The artist

  • The Artist could quickly double its box office sales after winning the Best Picture Oscar on Sunday. The Weinstein Company has marketing muscle and is planning to expand the film into hundreds of more theaters.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Where did producer Thomas Langmann, an Oscar winner for The Artist, come from? And what is it about the French that they love to embrace risk? Langmann sold his home and borrowed money from relatives to get The Artist rolling.
  • (TheWrap)
  • The Artist, a mostly silent, black-and-white homage to Hollywoods silent-movie era, won five Oscars at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night, including top trophies for best picture, director and actor.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • A couple of things happened over the weekend that made me think about how quickly a business model can change.  Winning the Academy Award for Best Picture was "The Artist," a silent film about the death of silent films.
  • (Forbes)
  • REPORTING FROM PARIS — It was well past midnight in Paris when the Oscar telecast concluded. So France woke up Monday with euphoria for the remarkable success of The Artist, the French production that was shot in Los Angeles.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Jean Dujardin wins the Oscar for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his role in The Artist during the 84th Annual Academy Awards.
  • (The Business Journal)
  • When a movie wins a boatload of Oscars, the following mornings big question is, What are they all going to do next? After Disneyland, of course.
  • (Hollywood.com)
  • The Weinstein Co.
  • (Monsters and Critics)
  • LOS ANGELES _ The movie of the fewest words spoke the loudest at the Oscars this year.
  • (Atlantic City Press)
  • Black-and-white silent film seen as both an unexpected - and warmly reassuring choice Few would have guessed that a black-and-white silent film made in the 21st Century would have as much as success as The Artist did.
  • (Catholic Online)

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