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.
You and I belong to another era, George. The world is talking now. People want new faces, talking faces. I wish it wasn't like this, but the public wants fresh meat, and the public is never wrong.
George Valentin: I'm the one people come to see. They never needed to...
It is correct that the SMPTE leader shown did not come into use until television, but the writer says it should be Academy leader (Start..11..10..etc). This was not put into use until after 1930. The earliest sound films had a "Start" frame, but then just 12 feet of black film until the picture began.
In the credits for the baseball movie, "Jackie Cooler" plays "The Fridge."
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€60,286 (Belgium) (16 October 2011)
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