Watch: Official US Trailer for B&W Silent Cannes Sensation 'The Artist'

August 25, 2011
Source: Apple

The Artist Official Trailer

The Fame, The Fall! The Weinstein Company has debuted an official trailer for Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist, the B&W silent film that took Cannes by storm, on Apple today. Yes, it's essentially the exact same trailer as the French one we featured during Cannes, but this is the US release and I'm featuring it again because, you know what, I love this movie. I saw it in Cannes, and it wowed me as much as this trailer (here's my review), so I highly suggest seeing this when it hits theaters. Jean Dujardin and the beautiful Bérénice Bejo star as George Valentin and Peppy Miller, with John Goodman and James Cromwell.

Watch the official US trailer for Michel Hazanavicius' B&W silent film The Artist:

You can also download this official trailer for The Artist in High Defintion on Apple

Hollywood, 1927. George Valentin is a successful silent movie star. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career. But for young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky's the limit — stardom awaits.

The Artist was conceived and directed by French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius (interviewed here), of the popular OSS 117 French spy films and Mes amis previously. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this May. In the first major sale of the fest, The Weinstein Company picked up the film for US release. It's already set for a November 23rd, Thanksgiving opening, this fall. Expect this get a lot of awards acclaim!

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Whoa. Looks great! And so legitimately like a film from the 20's.

A.J. Meadows on Aug 25, 2011


I cannot wait to see this. 

David Kinskey-Lebeda on Aug 25, 2011


Looks beautiful.

nat on Aug 26, 2011


speachless..! what an amazing piece of work..!

Tonker on Aug 26, 2011


I'd love to see this in a theater. When most film makers are busy pushing limits its great to see someone go in the opposite direction and strip a movie down to its minimum

Richie G on Aug 26, 2011


I think this is something that every filmmaker should be forced to do. I assume this movie has dialogue cards? It would be awesome if it didn't, but either way, very cool. Visual storytelling is a lost art in hollywood. So few directors do it, now. What's more sad is that so many people who go to see films don't even know how to watch a movie properly. They need to have some character spell everything out for them or they get lost. It's just sad. We are a sad culture.

Anonymous on Aug 27, 2011


Yea, it does have dialogue cards, but quite sparingly, it really is a very visually told story - and that's exactly why I loved it so much. Not only just that they're doing that, but that it turned out so damn good in the end, it's wonderful!

Alex Billington on Aug 31, 2011


Vast numbers of people who watched early movies were uneducated, they needed the visual storytelling, and some of those who could read had never even seen a car, let alone an inside bathroom as unbelievable as that may seem now. Beds, a limited quantity in most homes, were for sharing, not same sex marriage.  Those dialogue cards were to the audience not getting lost.  Most often they were written with humor for the audience benefit. At the dawn of film, the teens mainly, this naive audience need a character to spell out everything for them and the reason characters were either bad or good. As an old lady I understand those past times. It is one reason I am not sure every filmmaker could strip a film down and make it a success without some old codger there who knows silent film history - the what and why of the culture in it. As far as being a sad culture, Griffith well pointed that out in Intolerance, one of the first socially conscious epics, which was his response to movies goers reaction to Birth of a Nation.

TyBinc on Nov 25, 2011


What is the score that is used in this trailer called?!?!?!?

Lucasnochez on Aug 30, 2011


What is the score that is used in this trailer called?!?!?!?

Lucasnochez on Aug 30, 2011


Where can I see this in USA?

Reshuler1993 on Dec 2, 2011

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