PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
The film makes use of Bernard Herrmann's love theme from Vertigo (1958) at a climactic moment, but this isn't the first time director Michel Hazanavicius has borrowed from Alfred Hitchcock. He also used visual and musical cues from Vertigo (1958) and from North by Northwest (1959) in his spy spoof OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009), also starring Jean Dujardin.
I've made way for you.
While autographing photos for George, Clifton uses what appears to be a Parker Streamlined Vacumatic fountain pen which did not exist until 1937. Other pens used in the movie appear to be European pens from the 1940s.
The opening credits are styled after the style of opening used in the 1920s and 1930s, complete with technical credits shown the way they would have been then.
English, English, French
€60,286 (Belgium) (16 October 2011)
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