PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.
The Weinstein's second consecutive Best Picture winner; the previous year's Best Picture winner was The King's Speech (2010).
In the filming for the start of the sound era, a noisy "unblimped" motion picture camera is shown doing the shooting. Early sound movies would have used either an enclosing thick metal "blimp" to mute the camera noise, or a noise-deadening booth containing both camera and cameraman.
In the credit montages documenting Peppy Miller's rise to fame, in the movie where she plays a maid, the actor credited as playing "Mr Rogers" is "Jack Offman."
$204,878 27 November 2011