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“The Artist” received critical acclaim all over the world and earned five Academy Awards, including those for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor in a Leading Role. Set in Hollywood between 1927 and 1932, this drama is shot as a silent black-and-white film, a style in which was slowing becoming unfashionable during this period. Leading man Jean Dujardin plays George Valentin, a silent film star who has a chance encounter with a young woman named Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo). With Valentin’s guidance and support, Peppy begins to make her mark on the film industry, earning starring roles as time goes on and her careers flourishes. However, when studio boss Al Zimmer (John Goodman) ends production of silent film, Valentin decides to make and finance his own. This DVD features a variety of extra features, including a blooper reel and interviews with “The Artist” cast and crew. “The Artist” is a refreshing drama that will keep viewers entertained even until the end. The DVD will remind viewers of a bygone age of Hollywood and successfully resurrects a film style that has long since fallen out of favor.