Ludovic Bource: The Artist

Ludovic Bource's soundtrack is just as important as the characters driving forward The Artist's narrative.

Released: 2011
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman

The Film: Silent movie star George Valentin finds his successful movie career under threat with the introduction of talking pictures. Things take a downwards turn for him when he inadvertently makes a star of Peppy Miller who then shines in the talkies.

Composer: French composer Ludovic Bource is a long-time collaborator of director Michel Hazanavicius. Inspired by heavyweights such as Prokoviev, Debussy and Ravel, he originally worked with Hazanavicius on a number of television commercials. After producing a series of hip-hop and pop albums, Bource was re-united with Hazanavicius for the 2006 spy comedy OSS 117: Le Caire Nid d'Espions and its 2009 sequel Rio Ne Repond Plus. The soundtrack to The Artist was recorded with the Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra and plays a central part in driving the film's narrative.