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December 9, 2012

Netflix Pick of the Week: The Artist

by Mariah Schaefer

Information:

  • Silent Movie
  • Released 2011
  • 100 minutes
  • PG-13

Directed By:

  • Michel Hazanavicius

Starring:

  • Jean Dujardin
  • Bérénice Bejo
  • John Goodman
  • James Cromwell
  • Penelope Ann Miller

Compelling from beginning to end, The Artist is a classy silent movie that takes place in the late 20’s and early 30’s. It rightfully won five Academy Awards for being such a lovely and creative film. It follows the life of George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) who was a really famous silent movie actor in the 20’s. He meets a girl named Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) in one of his movie premiers, and she soon starts her career as an actress. Things start shifting in a negative direction for him when talkies become more in demand than silent movies. No one wants to see George in a movie because he’s not a talking actor. Meanwhile, Peppy’s popularity continues to grow as she becomes a famous talking actress. This is the story of two actors and their different adaptations to the new style of cinema.

Watch the movie here.

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