The Academy Awards were last night and the results were nothing short of exciting. For the first time since 1929 a silent film won best picture. The Artist took the film world by a storm this year, and rightfully so. For those of you who have never seen a silent film, this is a perfect place to start. The Artist takes us back to the beginning of Hollywood and the transition from silent films to talkies. Sure sometimes we just want to watch robots beat the hell out of each other, but The Artist brings us back to why we fell in love with movies in the first place. It is truly a work of art that has sadly been forsaken by the society that we live in today. Martin Scorsese’s film Hugo also deals with this time period. Taking a break from his traditional gangster films, Marty took us on a journey to Paris. Hugo is a film about George Milies, who was a wonderful director, filmmaker, and visionary. It was through this wonderful film that Marty reignited “movie magic” which has been lost for sometime now. These two films made a huge, and significant, impact on the film industry this year. The Artist left an impact on the Academy Awards winning three of the top awards which were best picture, best leading male actor, and best director. Michel Hazanavicius, the director of The Artist, actually beat Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen for this award. So hopefully the film industry will stop remaking movies from the 80’s and start making genuine films.