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The Artist Scene 18

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Scene 18

Scene 18

  • It's October 25, premiere night for both Peppy and George.
  • Turns out, they're dining at the same restaurant—George with his loyal chauffeur (and only friend?) and Peppy with a posse of journalists who are interviewing her about her new film.
  • George overhears Peppy, who's at the table next to his, waxing poetic about the virtues of sound film. "People are tired of the old actors," she says, "make way for the young!"
  • George gets up from his dinner and confronts Peppy. "I've made way for you," he says, gesturing to his half-finished plate. Awkward.

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