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UK moviegoers demand refund for 'Artist'

Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo appear in a promotional photo for the 2011 movie 'The Artist.' (The Weinstein Company)

January 20, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Some moviegoers in England demanded refunds for the film, "The Artist," because they were unhappy it's a silent film.

A handful of patrons at Odeon Cinemas also complained about the fact that the film isn't widescreen, another feature from the early movie-making days.

"The Artist" is a black-and-white silent film that harks back to Hollywood's past. It tells the story of a silent-film star whose career is dying due to the arrival of talking pictures.

Odeon said it always offers guests refunds on their tickets, if they talk to employees within the first 10 minutes of a movie.

"The Artist" has already won several Golden Globes and is getting a lot of Oscar buzz.