The Artist is a very enjoyable and well made film. It has however one major weakness. In the middle of the film when our hero is down on his luck the director pinches music used in Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece Vertigo. It leaves you wondering what on earth is this music doing here and you start thinking about Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. Finally at the end of the film I did not see any mention of indebtedness to Hitch or Vertigo. Not a good sign.