George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky’s the limit – major movie stardom awaits. The Artist tells the story of their interlinked destinies.
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This is an absolutely brilliant masterpiece of a film. It was a big risk in 2011 to release a silent film. It really captured the essence of the time. No words are really necessary because everything comes off very clearly. It is really something when you can be so intrigued by a film without any words. There is a reason it won Best Picture at the Oscars, and that is because it is one of the best films of the decade.
Sunset Blvd Meets A Star Is Born! A splendid love letter to silent cinema and old Hollywood without too much mush and sheer. JEAN DUJARDIN is deliciously charming as George Valentin - reminiscent of good ole Douglas Fairbanks.
This doesn't really deserve 4 stars when compared to the greatest films of the silent era, but I am grateful that people are still making silent films. Cinema is a visual art! As Norma Desmond said "They had the eyes of the world, but it wasn't enough; they had to have the ears, too!"
I love the silent cinema. This film seemed cliched and borrowed from Singin' in the Rain and the original A Star is Born (but with a happy ending). I guess people like stuff that is regurgitated. I enjoyed a few moments of the film, but mainly, I wished for something fresh and interesting.
Bérénice BEJO new latin bomb made in France. Reconstitution à la technique minutieuse & la virtuosité bluffante de Hollywood & du muet. Plébiscité par la profession, qui aime se regarder dans un miroir, cette fois dans un rétroviseur. = Reconstruction to the meticulous technique & the bluffing virtuosity of Hollywood & the mute. Awarded by the profession, who likes to look in a mirror, this time in a rear-view mirror
A unremarkable faux-silent era film. A safe, conventional narrative in a novel, not so novel, package. Lacks the charm of the silent era, and only moderately offers silent film techniques. Way too little visual dialogue for a silent: much performance, little cinematography. Its tendentious aim to please compromises https://aestheticsofthemind.wordpress.com/2015/07/25/the-artist-hazanavicius-2012/
60/100 - Decent.