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.
This film was one of two films at the 2012 Academy Awards that examined silent cinema; the other was Hugo (2011). Both films were heavily nominated (10 nominations for "The Artist" and 11 for "Hugo") and won five Oscars apiece.
Make way for the young!
A fire due to burning of film would have produced a lot of toxic gas. George should have been dead from smoke inhalation long before the dog could have gotten the policeman to come to his rescue.
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)