It’s fair to say “The Artist” had a reasonable evening at the Academy Awards this week.
It won Oscars for:
- Best Picture (the biggie)
- Best Director
- Best Actor
- Best Original Score
- Best Costume Design
I have written before about the power of obstruction.
For a director to set out to make a silent film in today’s age where every possibility is possible in audio design sounds like madness. Counter-intuitive. But that is exactly what Michel Hazanavicius did. And one can argue that this obstruction made rise to the challenge to deliver something truly special.
Creative? Obstruction is your friend.