THE ARTIST (2011 USA (French) Independent Film)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì

The Artist is one of at least thirteen black and white movies made in 2011. This film shows with artistic freshness how silent films began the dying process. Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, and James Cromwell are great in this film. Kudos to everyone involved.


George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) refuses to make the move from silent to talking movies. His finances fall into disrepair and his life style reduces to the state of the homeless.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Michel Hazanavicius for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Antoine de Cazotte, Daniel Delume, and Richard Middleton for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo), Al Zimmer (John Goodman), Clifton (James Cromwell), Doris (Penelope Ann Miller), Constance (Missi Pyle), Peppy’s Maid (Beth Grant), Peppy’s Butler (Ed Lauter), and Policeman Fire (Joel Murray).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This film entertains from its opening scene until its closing scene.

Ben Meyers

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