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.
During the sequence in which it becomes clear that George Valentin is becoming a thing of the past, the music refers to the beginning of the 'Saturn' movement from 'The Planets' by Gustav Holst. An apt reference, since in Holst's work Saturn is seen... ...
I won't work anymore. It's either him or me.
Peppy Miller: What I mean is, it's him AND me! Or it's neither of us!
Peppy Miller: Hey, I'm blackmailing you! Get it?
Both Peppy's and Valentin's new films are set to open on Oct. 25, 1929. Before Opening Night, Valentin gets the newspaper regarding the Stock Market Crash of 1929 in which he states that he will be fine financially as long as his film is a hit. The stock market crash of 1929 didn't occur until October 29, 1929, four days after the scheduled openings of both films. Valentin would have known by then if his new film was a hit.
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.
€60,286 (Belgium) (16 October 2011)
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