History Film / TheArtist

11th Jan '16 10:45:50 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"[[SilentMovie I won't talk! I won't say a word!]]"''
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4th Oct '15 10:04:34 AM Kirayoshi
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* PunnyName: Peppy Miller, after 'pepper mill', a pepper grinder.
26th Sep '15 11:49:45 AM MHarrington
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* GoneHorriblyRight: Peppy's beauty spot.
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* GoneHorriblyRight: Peppy's beauty spot.spot, which triggers her rise and George's fall. The onset of talkies doesn't help matters at all.
9th Sep '15 10:38:16 PM Kirayoshi
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** After being released from his contract with the studio, George meets Peppy in a stairwell. After their brief conversation, he walks down the stairs while she walks up. As the movie unfolds, George's career is on a downward trajectory, while Peppy is on her way up. ** During one point when George is seemingly at his lowest point, he passes by a poster for Peppy's new film "Guardian Angel". Peppy ends up taking on this role for George, determined to help him set up a comeback.
15th Aug '15 5:06:58 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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!!This film provides exampless of:
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!!This film provides exampless examples of:
12th Aug '15 12:19:11 PM HighCrate
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* MadeOfIncendium: {{Inverted}}. When George burns the film reels, they take quite a while to get a good blaze going. However, since film of that era really ''was'' made of incendium (aka nitrate), it should have turned into a massive fire in seconds. Nitrate films (made prior to the introduction of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellulose_acetate_film Cellulose Triacetate (safety) film]] in 1948) had to be stored in thick-walled concrete bunkers because they were so flammable. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TEgrdAlofk This video]] shows some examples in its first 2 1/2 minutes, and an even more spectacular example starting at 4:25. Safety film is non-flammable. Get it hot enough and it will melt, but it won't burn, as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilCW4xT8Xl4 this video]] shows.
14th Jul '15 5:00:09 PM jamespolk
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** Valentin's career problems mirror those of romantic silent film star John Gilbert, who drank himself to death when his career tanked after the transition to talkies. George eventually becomes an expy of [[spoiler:Creator/FredAstaire]] (complete with a set straight out of one of his films!), and bears a strong physical resemblance to Creator/ClarkGable.
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** Valentin's career problems mirror those of romantic silent film star John Gilbert, Creator/JohnGilbert, who drank himself to death when his career tanked after the transition to talkies. George eventually becomes an expy of [[spoiler:Creator/FredAstaire]] (complete with a set straight out of one of his films!), and bears a strong physical resemblance to Creator/ClarkGable.
20th May '15 5:06:13 PM nombretomado
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'''''The Artist''''' is a 2011 French film emulating the style of cinema in the [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s]], and the AcademyAward winner for Best Picture of the year. Written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius and produced by Thomas Langmann, it stars Jean Dujardin as George Valentin, a silent movie star in 1920s Hollywood whose career goes into decline with the Great Depression and the advent of talking pictures. He falls in love with a young ingenue named Peppy Miller, played by Berenice Bejo, whose Hollywood career arc is the exact opposite of Valentin's.
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'''''The Artist''''' is a 2011 French film emulating the style of cinema in the [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s]], and the AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward winner for Best Picture of the year. Written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius and produced by Thomas Langmann, it stars Jean Dujardin as George Valentin, a silent movie star in 1920s Hollywood whose career goes into decline with the Great Depression and the advent of talking pictures. He falls in love with a young ingenue named Peppy Miller, played by Berenice Bejo, whose Hollywood career arc is the exact opposite of Valentin's.
2nd May '15 6:40:33 PM KingClark
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* MoodWhiplash: And how! * MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: When George jolts back to his senses after burning his precious films and realizes he might have also destroyed his precious raw footage of dancing with Peppy.]]
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* MoodWhiplash: And how! * MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When George jolts back to his senses after burning his precious films and realizes he might have also destroyed his precious raw footage of dancing with Peppy.]]
7th Apr '15 1:23:26 AM gallium
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** The old movie that George watches on a home projector just before his breakdown is an actual silent movie, ''Film/TheMarkOfZorro'', with Jean Dujardin inserted in close-ups in place of Douglas Fairbanks. In fact, George's whole on-screen persona, as present in the Films Within The Film, pretty strongly resembles Fairbanks.
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** The old movie that George watches on a home projector just before his breakdown is an actual silent movie, ''Film/TheMarkOfZorro'', with Jean Dujardin inserted in close-ups in place of Douglas Fairbanks.Creator/DouglasFairbanks. In fact, George's whole on-screen persona, as present in the Films Within The Film, pretty strongly resembles Fairbanks.
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