My experience seeing "The Artist" tonight.
When the film began (in 4:3 ratio), there was a silence across the entire theater I have never experienced. Then the music started to play. Immediately I was drawn in to the story. It reminded me of the start of Singing in the Rain. There were laughs to get the audience going and during the slower points we were quiet and watching happpily. The silence in the theater almost put me in tears, not kidding.
The Artist felt like a film made in the 20's. The special effects, the camera angles, dialogue, and of course, acting. The main actor looked alot like Clark Gable (even though he was a star after the silent era). It was very amazing how they were able to sucessfully make a film using techniques from 90 years ago. At the end of the film everyone was applauding the film. I won't spoil anything but when John Goodman says at the end "One more please?", I wanted to say the same thing.
With the exception seeing Star Wars for the first time in 1997, (nothing will ever top a 7 year olds first time seeing that gem in a theater) tonight was the greatest experience I have enjoyed at a movie theater.