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George Valentin is the star of the silent screen area when he runs into up and coming actress Peppy Miller. But when silent movies start to become a thing of the past, George’s career goes caput while Peppy becomes the new “it” girl. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching the Oscar winning “The Artist”.
· When Peppy is first shown, she is behind the police who are holding back George’s fans. She suddenly drops her handbag and when she tries to pick it up, she accidently bumps into George. At this point, the bag is back in her hands. But when it cuts to a wide view of the crowd, when George starts laughing, Peppy’s handbag is gone. It’s back again a few moments later when Peppy starts posing for photos. It’s gone again when she kisses George on the cheek.
· George leaves Al Zimmer’s office and is walking down the stairs when he runs into Peppy. In the front view, Peppy has her left hand on the stair’s railing. As she’s talking, her hand slips to the side of the railing. But when it cuts to a back view, her hand is laying flat on top of the railing. When it cuts back to the front view (before she turns around), her hand is gone from the railing.
· CAUTION: May Contain Spoilers! After the fire, George is convalescing at Peppy’s home. They’re talking but she suddenly has to go to shoot a scene. While they’re talking, George is holding a tea cup in his hand. But, when Peppy leaves and it cuts to a wider/front view of George, he’s now holding a cloth napkin that he puts on the tray in front of him.
· CAUTION: May Contain Spoilers! Uggie the dog leads George to the room in Peppy’s home that has his things covered with sheets. George pulls the sheet off the first item and in the right side view, he’s holding the sheet in his right hand. It cuts to an overhead view and George is holding it in his left hand.
“The Artist” (2011) stars Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller and Malcolm McDowell. It runs 100 minutes and is rated PG-13 for a disturbing image and a crude gesture.
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