The Artist [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [DVD] [2011]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (16 out of 16)

    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

    Synopsis


    The Artist
    Michel Hazanavicius' stylistically daring, dialogue-free comedy-drama The Artist stars Jean Dujardin as George Valentin, a matinee idol in Hollywood before the dawn of talkies. His marriage is far from perfect, and one day he meets ambitious chorus girl Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) and is smitten. Very quickly thereafter, sound comes to movies, and George sinks all his money into one last epic silent film, while Peppy becomes a star in the new era. John Goodman co-stars as the head of the film studio working with Valentin. The Artist played at both the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jean Dujardin
      Jean Dujardin - George Valentin
    • John Goodman
      John Goodman - Al Zimmer
    • James Cromwell
      James Cromwell - Clifton
    • Penelope Ann Miller
      Penelope Ann Miller - Doris
    • Missi Pyle
      Missi Pyle - Constance



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Thunderous Silence

      Posted
      Treydle
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      With every change in technology and popular tastes, there are those who are left by the wayside when they are unable or unwilling to adapt. And, in contrast, there are those who quickly find themselves better off than they were before. We, of course, know what happens to the latter, but what of the former? On his way into the theater for the premiere of his latest film, silent movie star George Valentin (played by Jean Dujardin) encounters young aspiring starlet Peppy Miller (played by Berenice Bejo) and the two are photographed by the many reporters by the entrance. By the next day, Miller (Bejo) is on the cover of Variety with the headline “Who’s That Girl?” Valentin’s spouse, Doris (played by Penelope Ann Miller) is annoyed while Peppy (Bejo) is ecstatic. When she auditions for a role in Valentin’s next movie, the studio is hesitant while Valentin is insistent. Over time, Miller’s popularity increases to the point where she no longer needs Valentin’s patronage. In the same amount of time, Al Zimmer (played by John Goodman), the head of the studio holding Valentin’s contract, announces they will be halting production on silent films in favor of sound. Valentin believes sound is a fad and decides to produce his next silent film without the studio. Only to have the opening go unnoticed thanks to Peppy Miller’s latest offering being released on the same day. I haven’t seen any of Dujardin’s or Bejo’s previous films. And, while I recognized members of the supporting cast, their roles were much less significant. Also, given that the majority of the film is silent, it was an unusual experience. I was tempted to switch on my iPod at times, but somehow I didn’t think AC/DC was compatible with the tone the film was trying to set. Leaving all that aside, this is a brilliant film and I enjoyed it immensely. Though I would hope it’s not the beginning of a trend as silent films could be disastrous in the hands of less competent professionals.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Silent Film

      Posted
      Andy
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      I was actually hesitant to purchase this, but thought, since it was nominated for so many awards, that maybe I should give it a shot! I am so glad I did! What an incredible film. At first, I couldn't help but notice the fact that it was a silent film, but after about 5 minutes, I was engrossed and couldn't stop watching!! Beautifully done film! I absolutely loved it!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Most Unique Movie!

      Posted
      Sallywood
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      This Academy Award winner is a great movie. It is all done as a silent movie and after you have seen this one, you will want to see more silent movies. The cast is excellent and it was a must own for me.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      2012 Movie of the year - Oscar & Golden Globe

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      karen
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      Love affair between an older actor and a new actress done in the style of a 1920's black & white silent movie. Surprisingly kept my interest.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Artist

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      Hoppy
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      There is a reason this film won several Oscars... It's that good! This is a good bit of filmaking and worth adding to your film library.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nice Throwback

      Posted
      adamdelgado
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      Black and white. Superb acting and the story is well thought out. You can see why it's an award winning film

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Timeless Classic

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      Colrom89
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      Seen it in theaters three years ago, but it's even better on blu-Ray. Fantastic homage to silent films of yesteryear. Brilliant.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Quality throwback movie

      Posted
      SuperGator
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      If you can get over the black and white and the lack of sound, then you can really enjoy this Hollywood tale. It is a timeless classic.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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