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.
Make way for the young!
(at around 1 min) The 1950s-era record changer is shown "playing" a 1930s-era 78rpm disc, but rotating at only 45rpm - a speed developed for use with the 7-inch vinyl disc format which would not be introduced until 1949.
In the credits for the baseball movie, "Jackie Cooler" plays "The Fridge."
English, English, French
€60,286 (Belgium) (16 October 2011)
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