I really think that the Artist needs to be experienced freshly: meaning the less I say about it the better. I knew little about the film and I loved it so much that my friend and I left gushing that we would let the film take us for dancing and champagne so did it captivate our hearts.
This is divinely delicious, de-LOVELY cinema, everyone and it MUST be experienced. It will leave you floating on air, clutching your hands to your chest, your heart thumping its own time, your senses ruptured by the absence of a kiss, by the fleeting and intrusive moments of sound, by the silence that speaks louder than any scripted words possibly could.
This is a phenomenal cinematic achievement and it MUST be WATCHED!
George Valentin ( a perfect homage to Rudolph Valentino with rapier moustache and dazzling smile ) and his lovely leading lady, the perfectly peppy and charming Peppy Miller will sweep you off your feet as the silent era ends and talkies begin.
Go. GO WATCH IT NOW!
Remember your first time watching Chaplin's City Lights and that giddily light feeling you had as if you had tasted a bit too much wine....your head spinning, your fingers tingling? This. THIS will leave you with the same imminent sensation.