1. John Powers tells us about some of his favorite films at Cannes, including The Artist: "It is both a silent film shot in the style of an old silent film, with the timing and rhythm of a silent film but it’s about a silent film star played by Jean Dujardin who’s a great heroic figure but the problem is, he’s a great silent film star just at the moment when [the film industry] is going to sound. So he’s having to deal with that issue. … It works like wonders. A very smart friend of mine went in and said ‘I tried hard to resist it but it’s irresistible.’" View in High-Res

    John Powers tells us about some of his favorite films at Cannes, including The Artist: "It is both a silent film shot in the style of an old silent film, with the timing and rhythm of a silent film but it’s about a silent film star played by Jean Dujardin who’s a great heroic figure but the problem is, he’s a great silent film star just at the moment when [the film industry] is going to sound. So he’s having to deal with that issue. … It works like wonders. A very smart friend of mine went in and said ‘I tried hard to resist it but it’s irresistible.’"

  2. john powers

    cannes

    the artist