With The Artist winning the Oscar for Best Picture, the Roaring Twenties are rocking again! It’s a tribute to the actors — including one very talented Jack Russell Terrier — that a silent film could be so mesmerizing.
George Valentin, a silent movie star, refuses to speak and vainly tries to ignore the advent of sound movies. When he hears sound in a dream, it’s a discordant experience that morphs into a nightmare. A starlet discovered by literally bumping into him becomes a major star in sound movies. Through the reedeming power of love, George Valentin at last embraces sound.
And if you like Roaring Twenties fashion and art deco style, you’ll enjoy The Artist.