5 Quick Commentaries - The Artist, Girl w/the Dragon Tattoo, Mission Impossible, We Bought a Zoo, New Year's Eve
Monday, January 2, 2012
I didn't do a lot of Christmas shopping this season, didn't try any new restaurants and my lips were left cold and wanting on New Year's Eve. But on a bright note, I did manage to fit in 5 films between Christmas and New Years.
When you watch Chaplin’s films, you tend to remember the comic parts but the stories are pure melodramas, where young girls are not only orphans but also blind! The funny things are always in counterpoint to a poignant story. This is the vein that seems to me to suit the film I wanted to make. Besides, regardless of my wanting to make a silent film, I’ve wanted to do a melodrama for a long time, if only because I love to watch them. I wrote with that in mind but, at first, I was slightly nervous of making this world mine. Until the day I no longer even asked myself that question. - Interview with Michel Hazanavicius from Emanual Levy Cinema 24/7