The Artist (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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||The Artist Ouverture||Ludovic Bource||1:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||1927 A Russian Affair||Ludovic Bource||3:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||George Valentin||Ludovic Bource||5:35||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Pretty Peppy||Ludovic Bource||2:32||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||At the Kinograph Studios||Ludovic Bource||1:37||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Fantaisie D'amour||Ludovic Bource||3:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Waltz for Peppy||Ludovic Bource||3:22||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Estancia, Op. 8||Brussels Philharmonic||3:40||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Imagination||Red Nichols & His Five Pennies||2:56||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Silent Rumble||Ludovic Bource||1:16||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||1929||Ludovic Bource||1:30||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||In the Stairs||Ludovic Bource||3:15||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Jubilee Stomp||Duke Ellington||2:33||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Comme Une Rosée De Larmes||Ludovic Bource||3:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Sound of Tears||Ludovic Bource||4:47||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Pennies from Heaven||Rose Murphy||2:13||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||1931||Ludovic Bource||4:44||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Jungle Bar||Ludovic Bource||2:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||L'ombre Des Flammes||Ludovic Bource||5:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Happy Ending ...||Ludovic Bource||5:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Charming Blackmail||Ludovic Bource||2:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ghosts from the Past||Ludovic Bource||2:00||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||My Suicide 03.29.1967||Ludovic Bource||6:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Peppy and George||Ludovic Bource||2:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
iTunes Editors’ Notes
French director Michel Hazanavicius’ film The Artist has enjoyed critical praise and won several awards since it made a splash at the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival. It's a black-and-white silent movie set during Hollywood’s transition from the silent era to talkies. The Artist is a classic tale of a romantic couple caught in the middle of that historic change: actor George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) sees his career slide downward while actress Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) rises to stardom. Of course, music is front and center in this wordless movie. French composer Ludovic Bource draws from renowned film composers such as Franz Waxman, Max Steiner, and Charlie Chaplin, but classical music also serves as a model for this lively score (just as it did for Waxman, et al.). “George Valentin” is a jaunty track rippling with melodic percussion, while “Waltz for Peppy” delights with its fluttering winds and expressive strings. The soundtrack also includes Red Nichols and His Five Pennies doing “Imagination,” Rose Murphy’s “Pennies from Heaven,” and Duke Ellington’s “Jubilee Stomp.”
Best movie ever!
I just saw the film today and fell in love with it. The music completed the movie without a doubt :)
The music is vital to any silent feature. In this case the music adds another dimension. Beautifully done and immensenly enjoyable. Must have if you love the film. The compositions seem to work magic. Can't think of a soundtrack that transports you to being back in the theater, or back in the golden age of cinema, better than this one. Magnificent.
This is a wonderful example of articulating an emotional response to a visual image. it also eases our suspension of disbelief, removes us from our chair and plunks us down in the movie land. I have not had this much transference since THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO. enjoy, enjoy.
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