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The Artist

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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In 1927, George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. However, the advent of the talkies will kill his career and he will sink into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky's the limit as major movie stardom awaits. Though their careers are taking different paths their destinies will become entwined.
Title: The artist
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2012]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: blooper reel; "The Artist: the making of an American romance"; Q&A with the filmmakers and cast; "Hollywood as a character: the locations of The Artist"; "The artisans behind The Artist" featurettes.
Additional co-production companies: Studio 37, La Classe Americaine, JD Prod, France 3 Cinema, Jouror Productions, Ufilm.
Summary: In 1927, George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. However, the advent of the talkies will kill his career and he will sink into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky's the limit as major movie stardom awaits. Though their careers are taking different paths their destinies will become entwined.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for a disturbing image and a crude gesture.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards, 2011 for Best Picture, Best Actor (Jean Dujardin), Best Directing (Michel Hazanavicius), Costume Design (Mark Bridges), and Musical Score (Ludovic Bource).
Statement of Responsibility: tThe Weinstein Company and Thomas Langmann present a La Petite Reine ... [et al.] co-production ; original screenplay, Michel Hazanavicius ; produced by Thomas Langmann ; directed by Michel Hazanavicius
Credits: Director of photography, Guillaume Schiffman ; editors, Anne-Sophe Bion, Michel Hazanavicius ; original music, Ludovic Bource.
Performers: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Malcolm McDowell, Missi Pyle, Beth Grant, Joel Murray, John Goodman, Ed Lauter, Ken Davitian.
System Details: DVD; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; full screen (1.33:1).
Other Language: English dialogue; Spanish subtitles.
English subtitles for the hearing impaired.
Subject Headings: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Drama. Motion picture industry Drama. Actors Drama. Silent films Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Motion picture industry
Actors
Silent films
Publisher No: 40031
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May 24, 2014
  • grewzio rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I was very disappointed by this movie. I cannot believe it won Best Picture. It just felt like a staged, outdated silent film from the 1920s. The only things I enjoyed were the dog, the set design, and the soundtrack. I also cannot believe the Jean Dujardin won for Best Actor - the whole movie feels kitsch-y and campy. I found it to be a waste of my time, frankly.

Mar 24, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A charming film and why we love the cinema medium as much as we do. This was touted as the first silent film in over 75 years and was a triumphant return to what the movies started off with. Tells of silent film idol George Valentin and his fall from stardom after the arrival of Peppy Miller a chorus girl who makes it big in the Hollywood of the later silent era as the advent of takies come into being. I enjoyed and was quite enchanted with this movie. Showed that dialogue isnt always the main pre requisite to what a great film is about. If one invests in the story the film tells then that's where your entertainment value comes into effect.

Feb 20, 2014
  • DonnaEpL rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not bad for a modern type silent movie. A little weak on the story and the ending needing more realism as for me it detracted from the movie.

Jan 01, 2014
  • maggymaude rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant! When people said it was a silent movie, I couldn't believe that anyone would watch this. Now i am looking forward to seeing it a second time.

Dec 27, 2013
  • AA789 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great movie, enjoined it. Might be not for everybody... You need to have ability to feel to understand it.

Dec 24, 2013
  • George Millar rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I waited too long to be so badly disappointed. Quite underwhelming, really.

Aug 26, 2013
  • AGuyInAHat rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This film did not deserve Best Picture, or Best Director, but despite what so many say, this is a very good and enjoyable film. The premise does feel very tired and overused, but makes up for with genuinely likable characters, but strider643 is right, the dog is not that entertaining. The fact that a director was ambitious enough to make a silent film in 2012 deserves praise, but the finished project is okay, on all accounts it's okay.

Aug 20, 2013
  • 2101kol rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This is overrated. Martin Scorsese should have won Best Director.

Jul 20, 2013
  • strider643 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

One of the most boring movies I've ever seen. Fast forwarded through most of it and eventually gave up. Wasn't even amused by the dog. Have no idea what the Oscars and the fuss is all about.

Jul 19, 2013
  • patdavon rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I became so wrapped up in this film I did not realize it wasn't a talky! It is amazing how the story comes across so richly without any benefit of all the speech that usually fills the set. The acting was excellent and the storyline engaging. I would watch this film again.

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Aug 15, 2012
  • Ventus279 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 08, 2012
  • Tulips13 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Oct 31, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

In Hollywood, between 1927 and 1932, an older silent film star falls out of fashion as a young up-and-comer that he has a relationship with becomes a star due to the studio replacing its silent cinema stars with young starlets in the "talkies".

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Oct 31, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Other: It's truly difficult to find anything offensive about this film. Pretty much void of violence, sexuality, and coarse language (of course, it is silent).

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Oct 31, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"I won't talk! I won't say a word!"

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Best picture, 84th Academy Awards

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