PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.
This film is the tenth black-and-white film to be nominated for the Best Cinematography Academy Award since the discontinuance of the Best Cinematography (black-and-white) Oscar category in 1967. The nine other films were In Cold Blood (1967), The Last Picture Show (1971), Lenny (1974), Raging Bull (1980), Zelig (1983), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), The White Ribbon (2009) and Schindler's List (1993), the latter being the only winner.
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?
When George meets Peppy for the first time he is surrounded by reporters and photographers. One reporter has the typical "PRESS" card stuck in his hat brim, but the typeface is Helvetica, not introduced until 1958.
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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