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Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Academy Award Winner Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. THE ARTIST tells the story of their interlinked destinies.
The Artist is a love letter and homage to classic black-and-white silent films. The film is enormously likable and is anchored by a charming performance from Jean Dujardin, as silent movie star George Valentin. In late-1920s Hollywood, as Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he makes an intense connection with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break. As one career declines, another flourishes, and by channeling elements of A Star Is Born and Singing in the Rain, The Artist tells the engaging story with humor, melodrama, romance, and--most importantly--silence. As wonderful as the performances by Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo (Miller) are, the real star of The Artist is cinematographer Guillaume Schiffman. Visually, the film is stunning. Crisp and beautifully contrasted, each frame is so wonderfully constructed that this sweet and unique little movie is transformed from entertaining fluff to a profound cinematic achievement. --Kira Canny
I had seen this on a small airline screen but was impressed enough to buy a copy to show the family. Sad to hear the dog recently died, he was really great.Published 16 days ago by Kit Carson
Interesting - but my wife asked me too many questions about what was(n't) being said (women are such vocal creatures you know).Published 17 days ago by Neil Carlson
witty, clever, genuine original and very engaging movie is the winner of 5 academy awards including Best Picture. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Iris
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Thanks very much!
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You lost all your credibility the moment you mentioned The Iron Lady...
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