Thoughts on the Artist from Last Man on Earth’s Phil Rickaby

Phil Rickaby, originator of the Last Man on Earth’s Gormless Joe, shares his thoughts on The Artist, having finally seen the film on the eve of its Oscar triumph.

I supppse that if I hadn’t watched as much silent film in the last seven years as I have, then The Artist would definitely have blown my mind.  I think I would have been surprised by how much can be conveyed without words, how deep a story that can be told, when the actors have to express what they are saying through non-verbal means.  As Amanda pointed out, there’s a joy in The Artist, and an engagement with the audience as they invest themselves in the creation of the story and the characters.

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