Study Guide

The Artist Scene 2

Scene 2

Scene 2

  • Now we're backstage (behind the movie screen) and a man who looks a lot like the guy on screen…wait a minute… who is the guy on screen, and he's shaking everyone's hand and flashing those pearly whites around again.
  • John Goodman's smoking a cigar (as producers with successful films tend to do) and being his best John Goodman.
  • The film's star watches himself on the big screen, but from behind the big screen so everything is backwards, including the intertitles. Some super meta stuff going on here.
  • The hero of the film escapes in an old-timey plane, heroine and dog in tow, as the orchestra belts out its glorious finale.

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