'The Artist': Sound of Silence

The new silent film is creating a buzz.
2:15 | 12/11/11

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Not since 1929. As a silent movie won an Oscar for best picture -- more than eighty years later a new one is making noise -- a lot of people guessing. Which Hollywood treasures inspired some of the scenes. ABC's TJ Winick on the silent movie. -- a lot of people talking tonight. Imagine Casablanca. Without this line. We need to -- Imagine Star Wars without these sounds. Of course when Charlie Chaplin was box office champion -- people whisper and the audience. Fast forward to 2011. And the Hollywood blockbuster -- roller coaster ride IMAX. CD should surround sound. I didn't -- at the multi -- unheard. Until now. There's no need to adjust your volume you see the artist -- -- 2011. Black and white silent film with. About silent films. The romantic comedy is also a tribute to some of our greatest movie moments like singing in the rain. Already won all sorts of awards several critics are predicting a best picture -- come Oscar time. And -- that the artist. -- and something. Where everything just shoved. It's -- hit with older audiences but younger ones to. Maybe it's because our world today is filled with so many noises. Like practically out there and soundtrack. I think we're now -- doing it again but on the stimulation. And as a way it's kind of washes over us we took sociologist Eric Klein -- -- to one of the loud spots on the planet there's Times Square. Silent they'll receive the kind of thinking it. -- put yourself yeah. An old fashioned way and it turns out to be -- warning. Any aspect -- team -- of the artist doesn't back to have the last word -- next February's Academy Awards.

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