I really liked The Artist. Far from my favorite movie of the year, but it’s great, and everybody should see it. However, only those living in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Brussels, London, or Geneva will get to see the “definitive” version. As a promotional effort, The Weinstein Company will be putting the film on the road to those cities with a live orchestra led by Ludovic Bource, who composed the film. I have (unfortunately) never had a chance to see a silent film with a live orchestra, but I have heard it’s spectacular, and I imagine that this will be no different. If you live in one of those six cities, be on the lookout. If not, you should probably start thinking about moving.
There’s been no word on prices (though I’m sure they will be quite high), but I can say with the utmost certainty that the reveal of the orchestra in the theater at the beginning of the film is going to be wonderfully meta.[Via The Film Stage]