Best Picture Winner THE ARTIST To Get Live Orchestra Treatment1:11 AM
Film Concerts Live! announces its latest film-with-orchestra offering, the 2011 Best Picture Oscar® winner "The Artist," directed by Michael Hazanavicius with its jazz-infused original score by acclaimed composer Ludovic Bource.
"It's often been said that there was no such thing as a silent picture. In the earliest days of Hollywood, movies were always accompanied in theaters by some form of live music - a pianist, an organist, or even a small orchestra - underscoring the action we saw on screen," FCL producer Steve Linder said.
Co-producer Jamie Richardson said, "it's truly a thrill to be able to bring this modern classic to concert halls, and in so doing, to revive the tradition of presenting live music performed in perfect sync with the images of a so-called 'silent' film. In this way, we're actually resetting the clock and coming full circle back to the very origins of this amazing art form."Set in the 1920's, "The Artist" tells the story of the dashing silent film star George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) after a chance encounter with a young dancer and aspiring actress named Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo).
Filled with music, romance, laughter and tears, "The Artist" received unanimous acclaim from critics and audiences alike, and became the feel-good hit of 2011.
"The Artist" in Concert is licensed by The Weinstein Company.