I'm always interested in succinct ways of telling a story, whatever the media: campfire tale, novel, microfiction, graphic novel, film. I think that's one of the reasons that I enjoyed The Artist so much. It's amazing that a story can be told in so few words, and those used were apt. It teaches many lessons in what we show and how we show it as writers. Everything is done to perfection. The music, cinematography, acting ... all are really charming and without a wasted scene or any time when there was nothing worth looking at. The main performers were incredibly charming and likeable. It's not often I see a film where I can't see any flaws at all. I really recommend it as evening viewing if you have nothing else lined up this weekend! Here's the trailer: