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The Backstory Of “The Artist”

6 Responses to “The Backstory Of “The Artist””

  1. Proman says:

    Wow, Purple Rose of Cairo much?

  2. JS Partisan says:


  3. JS Partisan says:

    Also, who isn’t looking forward to this movie?

  4. berg says:

    i have religiously watched the two recent OSS films and this guy is the real deal … by the way, the original OSS films were produced before the Bind films

  5. David Poland says:

    Yes… but they weren’t satirical back then.

  6. berg says:

    the first OSS books were also published before the first Bond books too …. like the first current OSS movie better than the second one; also there was a television version of Casino Royale produced in the 50s as part of the series Climax!

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