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Unlike a musical like West Side, Nevsky presents challenges of long stretches of no music whatsoever and the dialogue is still dicey in sections. The movie was itself key in bringing back the lost art of live orchestra playing under a film.
Just when you start believing there's no hope for anything daring and original coming out of Movieland, something gets released that surprises you. The Artist is one such movie -- and what's new about it is that it's old.