• Sometimes I think you have to try to do things that people don't think are doable. I remember at the very beginning actually, the first person I had to convince was myself really because there's a self-censorship. When everybody says 'we don't do silent movies anymore,' you agree with everybody, and you say 'yeah, you're right.' It was a fantasy.

    "Director Michel Hazanavicius THE ARTIST Interview". Interview with Sheila Roberts, November 26, 2011.