History Film / TheArtist

11th Jun '17 7:33:17 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Postmodernism: This film establishes very clear boundaries for its medium, then breaks them. [[spoiler:Specifically, the scene in this otherwise silent movie that begins with George audibly placing his glass on the dresser, and then the entire scene spiraling out of control as he learns everything makes sound BUT him. It is, of course, a nightmare, but still. The end also violates the boundaries of silent film, indicating George's acceptance of talkies.]]

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* Postmodernism: {{Postmodernism}}: This film establishes very clear boundaries for its medium, then breaks them. [[spoiler:Specifically, the scene in this otherwise silent movie that begins with George audibly placing his glass on the dresser, and then the entire scene spiraling out of control as he learns everything makes sound BUT him. It is, of course, a nightmare, but still. The end also violates the boundaries of silent film, indicating George's acceptance of talkies.]]
11th Jun '17 7:32:39 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* PostModern: This film establishes very clear boundaries for its medium, then breaks them. [[spoiler:Specifically, the scene in this otherwise silent movie that begins with George audibly placing his glass on the dresser, and then the entire scene spiraling out of control as he learns everything makes sound BUT him. It is, of course, a nightmare, but still. The end also violates the boundaries of silent film, indicating George's acceptance of talkies.]]

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* PostModern: Postmodernism: This film establishes very clear boundaries for its medium, then breaks them. [[spoiler:Specifically, the scene in this otherwise silent movie that begins with George audibly placing his glass on the dresser, and then the entire scene spiraling out of control as he learns everything makes sound BUT him. It is, of course, a nightmare, but still. The end also violates the boundaries of silent film, indicating George's acceptance of talkies.]]
8th Jun '17 12:29:29 PM xcountryguy
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* AscendedFangirl: Peppy is an InUniverse example, having caught the attention of the press by inadvertently getting on the other side of a police man blocking George's fans from him. Throughout the film it is very clear that she is a huge fan of George's movies, even going so far as to [[spoiler: attend the opening night showing of ''his'' movie rather than her own]].

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* AscendedFangirl: Peppy is an InUniverse example, having caught the attention of the press by inadvertently getting on the other side of a police man blocking George's fans from him. Throughout the film it is very clear that she is a huge fan of George's movies, even going so far as to [[spoiler: attend [[spoiler:attend the opening night showing of ''his'' movie rather than her own]].



* AteHisGun: [[spoiler: Just barely averted for George!]]

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* AteHisGun: [[spoiler: Just [[spoiler:Just barely averted for George!]]



* DeliberatelyMonochrome

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* DeliberatelyMonochromeDeliberatelyMonochrome: Better to invoke the style of movie the film is paying homage to.



** Though for those who interpret ''The Artist'' as a metaphor for those who reject new technologies such as e-books and downloads, the ending in which [[spoiler: George finally becomes a convert]] could be seen as a downer too. (See the Earn Your Happy Ending entry below.)

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** Though for those who interpret ''The Artist'' as a metaphor for those who reject new technologies such as e-books and downloads, the ending in which [[spoiler: George [[spoiler:George finally becomes a convert]] could be seen as a downer too. (See the Earn Your Happy Ending entry below.)



* GenreThrowback: The film is deliberately stylized to look like a late 20's {{melodrama}} and, later, a [[spoiler: 1930s musical in the final scene]].

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* GenreThrowback: The film is deliberately stylized to look like a late 20's {{melodrama}} and, later, a [[spoiler: 1930s [[spoiler:1930s musical in the final scene]].



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The studio executive, Al Zimmer. He's willing to give George another chance, but George finds talkies idiotic and passes it up. Later, he effectively gives George a ''third'' and ''fourth'' chance [[spoiler: first when Peppy convinces him to give George a part in a movie, and then when Peppy and George convince Al to make a musical.]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The studio executive, Al Zimmer. He's willing to give George another chance, but George finds talkies idiotic and passes it up. Later, he effectively gives George a ''third'' and ''fourth'' chance [[spoiler: first [[spoiler:first when Peppy convinces him to give George a part in a movie, and then when Peppy and George convince Al to make a musical.]]



** In addition, the way George is shown [[spoiler: putting the gun in his mouth]] is another modern-day touch that would never be seen in a film of the era.
** Peppy's "dialogue" scene with Al in which [[spoiler: she says "it's either him or me" and then sputters though a few "what I meant to says" is a dialogue trope more common to modern-day cinema in part because silent films could not rely on such wordplay.]]

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** In addition, the way George is shown [[spoiler: putting [[spoiler:putting the gun in his mouth]] is another modern-day touch that would never be seen in a film of the era.
** Peppy's "dialogue" scene with Al in which [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she says "it's either him or me" and then sputters though a few "what I meant to says" is a dialogue trope more common to modern-day cinema in part because silent films could not rely on such wordplay.]]



** And, of course, [[spoiler: the closing number]].
* SilenceIsGolden: Used to very great effect -- [[spoiler: three scenes total use sound, and they're all jarring]]. A couple of scenes are completely silent, with no music.

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** And, of course, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the closing number]].
* SilenceIsGolden: Used to very great effect -- [[spoiler: three [[spoiler:three scenes total use sound, and they're all jarring]]. A couple of scenes are completely silent, with no music.
1st May '17 3:48:59 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Artist'' is unique not just for being shot in black-and-white, and in the old 4:3 AspectRatio, but being an almost completely '''silent film''', possibly the first feature-length SilentMovie to receive wide distribution since Creator/MelBrooks put out ''Film/SilentMovie'' in 1976. It should also be noted that this is one of the first Best Picture Oscar winners in years to be filmed entirely in Hollywood, the first black and white film to win Best Picture since 1993's ''Film/SchindlersList'' and the first silent movie to win Best Picture since ''{{Film/Wings}}'' way back in 1927. It also won 4 other Oscars including Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius, and Best Actor for Jean Dujardin.

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''The Artist'' is unique not just for being shot in black-and-white, and in the old 4:3 AspectRatio, but being an almost completely '''silent film''', possibly the first feature-length SilentMovie to receive wide distribution since Creator/MelBrooks put out ''Film/SilentMovie'' in 1976. It should also be noted that this is one of the first Best Picture Oscar winners in years to be filmed entirely in Hollywood, the first black and white film to win Best Picture since 1993's ''Film/SchindlersList'' ''Film/SchindlersList'', and the first silent movie to win Best Picture since ''{{Film/Wings}}'' the very ''first'' Best Picture winner, ''{{Film/Wings}}'', way back in 1927. It also won 4 four other Oscars Oscars, including Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius, Hazanavicius and Best Actor for Jean Dujardin.Dujardin.
24th Apr '17 7:46:39 PM Xtifr
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* PinkElephants: While getting hammered in a bar George hallucinates a tiny vision of himself (and some of the African supporting players) from the FilmWithinAFilm "Tears of Love".

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* PinkElephants: While getting hammered in a bar George hallucinates a tiny vision of himself (and some of the African supporting players) from the FilmWithinAFilm "Tears ''Tears of Love".Love''.
30th Mar '17 4:02:31 AM eroock
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* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: BANG!



* FakeKillScare: BANG!
6th Jan '17 9:38:06 AM Morgenthaler
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** Peppy gives a shout out to Creator/{{Greta Garbo}}'s famous line in the 1932 film ''GrandHotel'' by telling her date, "I want to be alone."

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** Peppy gives a shout out to Creator/{{Greta Garbo}}'s famous line in the 1932 film ''GrandHotel'' ''Film/GrandHotel'' by telling her date, "I want to be alone."
27th Nov '16 6:40:10 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** George letting Clifton go, realizing that he'll just continue to work in lieu of pay (which George can't afford).

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** George [[CruelToBeKind letting Clifton go, go]], realizing that he'll just continue to work in lieu of pay (which George can't afford).
22nd Oct '16 4:50:16 AM eroock
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* HappilyFailedSuicide: Bang!


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* InterruptedSuicide: Bang!
14th Aug '16 6:39:12 PM Wyvern76
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* MyGodYouAreSerious: Clifton, you're fired.

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* MyGodYouAreSerious: Clifton, [[spoiler:Clifton, you're fired.]]
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