Jean Duj-you’re-told

This isn’t so much a review as it is a simple recommendation and a possible slap across the face from me to you.

 Part 1

I’ll start it off with a simple question: Have you seen ‘The Artist’?

If the answer is Yes: Move on to Part 2

If the answer is No: …

                                        

I’ll admit that ‘The Artist’ wasn’t my favourite film of 2011, but it was certainly a good watch. Given the fact that it won several awards at the Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, it is now a “must watch”.

The movie manages to be antiquated and post-modern all at the same time. A silent film about silent films that also happens to be funny, intelligent, and tragic. Watch it!

Part 2

A more important question, however, is: Have you seen the ‘OSS 117’ films?

If the answer is Yes: Treat yourself to a compliment and carry on.

If the answer is No: …

Let me just say that the ‘OSS 117’ films are even better than ‘The Artist’. Also made by Michel Hazanavicius and Jean Dujardin, these films spoof the 1960’s and 1970’s spy film genre. Think ‘Dr. No’, think ‘Goldfinger”…now think of the French taking the complete piss out of them. That’s OSS 117, complete with the hilarious unintentional homosexual undertones.

Yeah, the movies are French…get over it.

If you can’t read then these films aren’t for you, I admit it. However, if you do possess a literacy level beyond that of a 6-year-old, then you’ll find them funny. Believe me, you will laugh.

It’s a sad day when we have to turn to the French for the best of both drama and comedy, but such is life.

Homework List

The Artist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK7pfLlsUQM

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1655442/

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuQyn_CLmoA

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464913/

OSS 117: Lost in Rio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWsSI9nKAxk

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1167660/


                                  

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