The movie is set in the 1920’s where silent movie stars ruled the screens. George Valentin is the biggest catch of the day, but nearing the end of the 20’s talkies are a new phenomena and Hollywood need a new star. George finds himself pushed a side for fresh faces. George struggles to come to terms with his new role in life as he watches a young starlet he stared with near the end of the silent era rise life a flaming inferno.
The emotions are mixed between love and jealousy.
I did not really want to enjoy this movie, only because the way it has been perceived as the best thing since the Titanic sank (1997 not 1912). I could not work out where there was a place for silence in todays movie world but I was wrong it was a refreshing change from the norm. It reminded me of my childhood in the late 70’s and early 80’s when silent movies where day time entertainment, I guess they where like the James Bond of their day, repeatedly regurgitated . Its was nice sitting in silence for one and half hours(it does have a music score in the back ground). Even with out the speaking it was easy to understand whats was being said.