So, like every year, I totally missed the Oscars since the show doesn’t start until around 2am my time. I did wake up to facebook posts, though, about Jean Dujardin winning best actor? Wow.
I didn’t see ‘The Artist’ but my husband did. I wish I could say he came home with lots of trendy existential artistic insights to relay.
But, alas, high-society film critic my husband is not.
In fact, the hub’s analysis consisted more of terms like ‘bored out of my mind’ and he admitted to falling asleep about a third of the way through. I guess the lack of sound, speech, or other stimulus was hard for my high-action film fan to take.
I think the French are proud of Jean, of course, but they’re also a little surprised. I don’t know if I’ve said this before, but the French aren’t big on comedy. Or rather, they enjoy dark comedies made fun by witty quips or completely off-the-wall situations all while the main character suffers from something like loss, depression, destitution, illness, blackmail, or all of the above.
And somebody usually has to die, of course…it ain’t funny ‘till somebody dies.
Here, Jean Dujardin is, for all intents and purposes, a comedian- mostly known for a comic mini series and movies like ‘Brice de Nice’ where he interprets an intellectually-challenged beach bum or a ‘Naked Gun’ type character in OSS 007. Not exactly rolls the French hold in high regard. But all in all, I think the entire country is happy for him and proud to be represented in such a high profile award show.
Did you watch the Oscars? Any moments I should look up on youtube? What was YOUR favorite movie pick of 2012?