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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 hadnâ€™t watched as much silent film in the last seven years as I have, then The Artist would definitely have blown my mind. Â 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. Â AsÂ AmandaÂ pointed out, thereâ€™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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