The Artist–The new face of movies

“Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.”
-Martin Scorsese

Last night at the Academy Awards “The Artist” directed by Michel Hazanavicius won the award for Best Picture. To be honest I expected Hugo to be the winner; Martin Scorsese did a wonderful job with his adaptation of the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret and including the many other awards the movie has received the ultimate winner left me a bit bewildered.
Far from shocked however. The Artist is unlike any movie of our time, if I were a director I never would have thought about creating a movie in pure black and white and silent; I see a big risk in doing so which could be the reason in why no one though of doing it in this period of time, but thank the French for having the balls to bring something fresh to the screens.–and succeed. After the show I felt as if this finally brought the style of movies to a full round, something special happens when you bring the past into the future, but is this how things are going to be for now on?

I imagine a Charley Chaplin movie in the works since The Three Stooges are emerging back onto view and only time will tell if I’m actually correct. There’s nothing particularly wrong with old style movies becoming the new trend, but I would rather prefer seeing modern sci-fi movies taking the throne of Best Picture or at least winning an Oscar…
Nevertheless I suggest to everyone to watch this great movie that has now embedded itself into our history.


New Beginnings

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” -Steve Jobs

For those of you who actually viewed my first Blog–I apologize. Crappy layout, all too corny posts about my depressing outlook on life, and those colors…*shudder*. For those who have not you have been blessed indeed. Besides that point I treat this Blog as my first and regardless of how many people take the time to read everything or even glance at the URL I will still commit to dedicating my time to maintain this online journal of sorts.

As my first post I will avoid proclaiming the love for my story; many people have heard it and are more than likely tired of hearing it. This is meant to be a place for passionate writers such as myself to come and talk about their own ideas or thoughts, but the book I have been writing for almost 9 years now has upset me more than anyone. What does it take to remain sane in such a extensive and demanding process known as writing? You don’t. Celebrities post a poorly structured soup of words and earn thousands in less than 140 characters on Twitter and Facebook while authors spend months to even years writing, drafting, and frantically searching for a willing company to publish novels; then people have the nerve to say we don’t have a viable excuse to become clinically insane?

In no way am I saying that we can freely cut off our ears and present it as a gift to our partners in life and not get scorned for it, but more so that we should at least have some sympathy or respect when it comes to the things we do. I’m sure I am not alone when it comes to this, even though I have never attempted to publish any of my works I still see myself as a emerging writer. In fact I may use the label incorrectly when I describe my hobbyist demeanor, if that makes any sense.

I will take every post with a proverbial grain of salt and hope that I may receive the recognition I want to achieve.