“The Artist” – an exercise in obstruction

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.

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